This is not a rail trail, but a bicycling and walking
trail system on the river that begins in a beautiful
park in the city and runs north for about five
miles. We spotted this trail while passing through
Sioux City last summer ('97) and decided to stop
to enjoy it this year. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
The park on the river features flower gardens and an
outdoor concert area -- it is impressive, and would
be the envy of most any city in the U.S.
An interesting view from the trail is where the Big Sioux
River runs in to the Missouri.
We received the following message from Jim Aune,
"The river trail also runs from the south near
Highway 20 to just below the park on the river.
Staying in the south part of town you can pick
up the start of a new bike trail at the city
park located at the industrial road exit off I-29.
It runs between the interstate and the Missouri River
upstream to the the Floyd River (it will connect with the
rest of the River Trail when they figure out how to
get across the Floyd). This part of the trail runs
thru some pretty wooded areas with great views of the
river. Also if you go under I-29 there is an
interesting side loop that goes to the new baseball park.
If your trip takes you to Sioux Falls SD (90 miles north)
the city has a
14 mile paved bike path that almost runs completely
around the city, it
will be compete in the future. A good starting point
is Falls Park. This
lovely trail follows the Big Sioux River for
most of its length.
(Good information --
Thank you Mr. Aune!)