Kewash Trail

Kewash Map


The Kewash Nature Trail is a 14 mile former railroad right-of-way that connects the towns of Washington and Keota.  It traverses through a variety of landscapes from rich woodland areas to brilliant native prairie openings which offer a scenic view of the surrounding rolling countryside.  Wildlife and wildflowers are abundant along this natural corridor.

The trail has a crushed limestone surface and is open to hikers, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers from 4:30 AM to 10:30 PM.  Parking, restrooms, water, and playground facilities are available in Sunset Park in Washington which is connected to the Kewash by Sesquicentennial Park.  Parking, restrooms, and water are also available midway along the trail in the town of West Chester and at the trail's west end in Keota.

Hunting, trapping, horses, and unauthorized vehicles are forbidden on the Kewash Nature Trail.

Enjoy the trail and help us to keep it free of debris and litter!                                                                        


Nearly 14 miles from Washington to Keota.  Begins at Sunset Park or D Ave near 5th St. in Washington.  


Contact Information

Conservation Education Center
2943 Highway 92
Ainsworth, IA  52201
319- 657-2400


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