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Grant Wood Trail - Olin Trailhead

This 3.5 mile long trail is the beginnings of a recreational trail which is hoped to one day reach across Jones County.

This old railroad right of way transverses typical “Grant Wood Country” as it heads west.  Gently rolling hills are plainly visible from the trail as you make your way past fields, small wetland areas, meadows, and a wooded stream corridor.  

You might catch a glimpse of a whitetail deer, ring-necked pheasant, or maybe a wild turkey as you quietly walk or ride the trail.  Spring can delight you with the arrival of migrating warblers or the unison call of the sandhill crane.  Summer might intrigue you with the sound and sight of a nesting pair of bald eagles.  Fall will announce its arrival with flocks of ducks and geese heading south.  And if you brave the cold winter weather tracks of the areas winter residents will tell their stories in the snow. 

Grant Wood Trail - Olin Trailhead Map

Park Hours

Sunrise to 10:30pm


Recreationalists can enter the Olin section of the trailhead on the west edge of Olin and travel 3.5 miles to Hwy E-45.

Map · Grant Wood Trail - Olin Trailhead