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Volksweg Trail Expansion Project

At Lake Red Rock


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The US Army Corps of Engineers will be extending the Volksweg Trail 2.6 miles from the trailhead at Robert's Creek west to Cordova Park.  A new trailhead with parking lot is also planned at Cordova.

The Volksweg Trail was started in the early 1990's as part of the Des Moines Recreational River and Greenbelt Project.  Currently, it is a fourteen mile paved path that winds along the north side of Lake Red Rock, below the Red Rock Dam, and into the City of Pella.  The Corps of Engineers is excited to extend this very popular trail to provide additional recreational opportunities for our visitors and local communities!

Work on the extension project is anticipated to begin in Spring 2018.

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