Type: Nature Trail

Length: 4 miles

Surface: Paved

Surface is mostly concrete with some asphalt.


Awesome Shape

Grade - Rolling Mild Hills



The Lake Anita Trail is a delightful four mile loop around the namesake lake in Lake Anita State Park.  There's also a spur into the town of Anita.  It's a bit hilly here, so bring your climbing legs.  That said, the views make the extra effort more than worthwhile.   This is a very picturesque place.  It's quiet except on the busiest weekends.  You'll see a lot of wildlife and have the opportunity to reconnect with nature while you're here!

Location - Where is this Trail?

Lake Anita State Park is lcoated just south of the town of Anita, Iowa.


There are several trailheads in the state park, or you can park right on Main Street and head south a few blocks on Michigan Avenue.  The trail is on the right just after the Turkey Creek crossing.

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History of the Trail


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This trail was last edited by OldManGravel on Nov 1, 2019.

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Tour de Tivoli Bike Ride

29 Sunday May 2016
  • Elk Horn, IA
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Tour de Tivoli Bike Ride

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Tour de Tivoli

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REAP Assembly - Discuss Statewide Trail Funding

29 Tuesday Oct 2013
  • Council Bluffs, IA
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