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  Temporary Loop Trail Closure on South Segment.  See News Page -click here.

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The Trails of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa

Note: Temporary Loop Trail closure east of Maasdam Barns, see details on News page

Come explore the Fairfield Loop TrailFairfield Loop Trail Bridge

Circle around Fairfield on our sixteen-mile-long trail.  In fact, we think of it as a long, narrow linear park, with a variety of adventures to see and do along the way.

Facebook Icon With such a variety of terrain (prairies, woodlands, lakes, wetlands), and connections to many city and county parks, it is an experience unlike most trails.


Explore More Trails in Fairfield

The rest of the Fairfield-area trail system (about 14 miles) includes old railroad corridors, five artistically-enhanced bridges, paved and unpaved trails, walking-only trails, a state preserve, and 8-miles of trails within Jefferson County Park.


Explore Fairfield's Heritage TrailsMaasdam Barn

Walk, bike, or drive the Fairfield Heritage Trail to see 51 historic buildings and places.  Or follow the virtual on-line version.

Learn all about the Louden Machinery Company on the on-line Louden Machinery Co. Tour.

Fairfield is the home to 22 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the birthplace of a major U.S. agricultural industry.  In person or on-line, enjoy the rich tapestry of Fairfield's past.



Looking for Water Trails?Water Trail

Like to canoe, kayak, study nature, or fish?  Skunk River and Cedar Creek host water trails, and Fairfield's three lakes give you ample opportunities to enjoy water recreation.



The mission of the Jefferson County Trails Council is to build, construct, and maintain a network of trails for public use and enjoyment, and to promote, inform, and educate the general public about the trail system.


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