Jefferson County Trails Council

The Trails of Jefferson County, Fairfield, IA

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Lakes segment of the Fairfield Loop Trail
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The Lakes segment connects three lakes, Bonnifield Lake, Pleasant Lake, and Walton Lake, with a trail that meanders along fields and through wooded areas.  These lakes are retired reservoirs, being converted for recreational usage.

Pleasant lake spillway Bridge

  Travel the Lake segment via photo essays

Data for Lakes segment

Length= 2.25 miles (Bonnifield Lake to Pleasant Lake to Walton Lake)

Surface= Crushed limestone.

West Entry= North B St (connects to B Street segment at Zimmerman Blvd).

Pleasant Lake Entry= Pleasant Plain Rd.

South Entry=  Walton Rd, near Walton Lake (connects to BNSF segment).

Restroom: At the Pleasant Lake parking lot.

Parking: B St parking lot, Pleasant Lake parking lot, Walton Road parking lot, and in Waterworks Park.

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Nearby Parks:

   Waterworks Park main entrance is just south of the Loop Trail on B Street and has a beach for swimming.   Details here.

Fishing and non-motorized boats are allowed in Pleasant Lake, and there are walking trails around most of it.   Details below.

Aerial view of the Loop trail "s-curves" next to Bonnifield lake.
Aerial view of the Loop trail s-curves next to Bonnifield lake

Walking-only trails are around Bonnifield Lake and are on the East and West sides of Pleasant Lake.   See the Walking-only trails page

The West Walking (walking-only) Trail at Pleasant Lake.
The West Walking Trail

Bike riding near Walton Lake.
Riding near Walton Lake

The Lakes

Swimming is allowed at Bonnifield Lake in Waterworks Park - details here.
Swimming at Bonnifield Lake

Entrance to Pleasant Lake.  See more about Pleasant Lake here.
Pleasant Lake

Walton Lake, northern area as seen from the Loop Trail.  See details here.
Walton Lake, northern area as seen from the Loop Trail.


Lakes segment map



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