Come on... get outdoors and take a hike! Our recreational trails system offers the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Check out the 33-miles of trails that connect parks, lakes and a state preserve. The Fairfield loop trail passes through the prairies, woodlands, wetlands, old railroad corridors, over major bridges and much more. Jefferson County has outdoor recreation covered, with 12 public parks and recreation areas consisting of more than 1,300 acres. Approximately 7 miles of hiking and biking trails have been established in Jefferson County Park. The trails take you through a diversity of landscapes including timber, pine tree plantings, meadows and reestablished prairie.
Up for a little fishing or canoeing? Both the Cedar Creek water trail and the Skunk River water trail run through the area. You can discover the real natural beauty of the Skunk River by navigating the river in a motorboat, canoe, or kayak. Numerous parks in the area offer fishing as well.
Some say that Iowa is more enjoyable and picturesque by bike. Our bikeway trails system provides an opportunity to enjoy the view and observe nature around Fairfield. Whether walking, jogging, biking or cross-country skiing, the trail system offers a fun and rewarding experience while serving as a great connector between recreation areas.