Majority of trails are TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to storm damage (see map linked below).

Please stay out of our woods — it is currently not safe to walk our trails.

Roughly five miles of trails wind through 210 acres of wetlands, riparian forests, maple sugarbush, tallgrass prairies and oak savannas at Indian Creek Nature Center. Nearby Vecny Woods has an additional 28 acres of massive hardwood trees stewarded by the Nature Center. Enjoy hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing and fishing while you explore land in various stages of ecological restoration.

Trail Information and Maps

Self Guided Tours

Rules of the Trails

Please help us in our mission by following our Rules of the Trail:

  • Keep horses, bicycles, weapons and motorized vehicles off of the property.
  • Keep pets on leashes, and remove feces deposited by your animals.
  • Leave plants and wildlife undisturbed.
  • Do not release animals or introduce plants onto the property.
  • Carry out your trash.

CAUTION! Poison ivy is abundant. It may cause an itchy rash on humans, but it is an important wildlife food source. Poison oak does not live in Iowa.