Featured Trail - Volksweg Trail

This 13 mile trail connects the town of Pella with Lake Red Rock and is only 50 minutes from the metro.

Trail Trivia

Photo: Pella Historical Village

Photo: Pella Historical Village

  • Volksweg is the Dutch word for people’s path.
  • The trail provides beautiful views of Iowa’s largest body of water.

  • During beach season, you can cool off in the lake for only $1.

  • At the bottom of the lake is the former river town of Red Rock.

  • See Bald Eagles feeding and resting below the lakes dam.

  • Coordinate a ride with Pella’s Tulip Time, May 3rd through 10th.

  • After your ride visit downtown Pella to see Wyatt Earp’s boyhood home and eat delicious Dutch letters from local bakeries.

Trail Resources

For details about the trail and more information on events, visit these websites:

Volksweg Trail

Tulip Time

Lake Red Rock 

Pella Historical Village