Chichaqua Valley Trail

Chichaqua Valley Trail
8123 NE 88th St,
Bondurant IA 50035

The Chichaqua Valley Trail spans 26 miles long from Berwick to Baxter. This recreational trail accommodates many hikers, runners, cyclists, and cross-country skiers. This trail is jointly managed with Jasper County Conservation.

Chichaqua Valley Trailheads

  • One mile east of Bondurant. Exit off US Hwy. 65, go 0.5 miles south on 88th St. to the parking lot.
  • East end of the trail can be found by turning off Hwy. 223 to Baxter and locating the parking lot in the Baxter business district.
  • Berwick access is currently available at Mally’s Park.
  • Other parking areas are located in Bondurant, Ira, Mingo and Valeria.


Temporary Closure 

A short section of the Chichaqua Valley Trail will be closed min-June through the fall of 2022.

Please avoid the area west of NE 112th St. (S27) along NE 82nd Ave. There are several bridges over Santiago Creek that are under construction, necessitating heavy truck traffic in the area. 

As you plan your summer rides, be sure to begin or end your routes at the nearby Valeria or 88th St. trailheads.

Polk County Conservation appreciates your patience as our partners at Public Works are working to improve infrastructure.

Map of Chichaqua Valley Trail with closed trail section marked.


Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all trails within PCCB lands. The only exceptions are for maintenance, law enforcement, and emergency vehicles. This restriction does not apply to a manual-operated or power-driven device designed primarily for use by an individual with a mobility disability, e.g. wheel chair.