Featured Trail - Comet Trail

The Comet Trail is located 16 minutes north of Marshalltown.  It’s primarily a crushed limestone trail incorporating the rural communities of Conrad, and Beaman and Gladbrook.

Trail Trivia

Picture Courtesy of City of Beaman

Picture Courtesy of City of Beaman

  • Test your nerves by riding across the 72 foot suspension trail over Wolf Creek.

  • Start your ride at the Conrad Aquatic Center for a handy place to cool off and relax after a hot summer ride.

  • Ride this trail and you're riding a portion of the American Discovery Trail.

  • Just under 10 miles in length, it's perfect for family bike rides.

  • Artists using chainsaws as their medium have sculptures displayed in Beaman’s Discovery Garden.

  • Ride the trail during Conrad’s Black Dirt Days and you could bear witness to a 20 foot long ice cream sundae.

  • Make a visit to Matchstick Marvels in Gladbrook to see a model of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and other amazing structures built using matchsticks.  

Trail Resources

Trail Link

Trail Events

Black Dirt Days

Gladbrook Corn Carnival