Type: Urban Trail
Length: 3 miles
Grade - Gentle Grades
provides a great community pathway that links residents to schools, local parks, and the city's pair of fantastic rail trails, the McVay Trail
and the Summerset Trail
. The city completed efforts to extend the trail in the fall of 2019, adding an additional stretch of wide sidepath to help connect to an elementary school on the western fringe of town, making sure that the Jerry Kelley Trail continues to be a useful asset to the charming Iowa city. (Source
FUTURE PLANS (updated 4/25/21)
The final planned phase of the trail will be the connection near Wilder School to Highway 92 at the Indianola Activity Center. This phase does not yet have an estimated completion date
Location - Where is this Trail?
The trail runs from the Summerset Trail
near East Franklin Avenue to McBride Field near West Iowa Avenue and link to the McVay Trail
The western end of the trail heads east from the school along the southern side of Euclid Avenue; the trail route then follows on-street bike lanes and narrow sidewalks up Kenmore Boulevard and Iowa Avenue, before resuming as off-road trail at the city's Memorial Park.(Source
Parking and restrooms are available right next to the trailhead in Memorial Park, located on Euclid Avenue just north of Detroit Avenue. Additional parking is available at the trailhead for the McVay and Summerset Trails, located on 5th Street just south of E Euclid Avenue. (Source
Sites & Attractions
there is plenty to do in Indianola. From ice cream to restaurants to breweries.
Find more information here
History of the Trail
The trail was named in honor of former Indianola Mayor Jerry Kelley, who was in office from 1995 to 2010.
Planned Mileage: 3 miles - The trail will extend access to the Summerset Trail that connects to Carlisle
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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Apr 25, 2021.