Come on... take a hike! Our recreational trails system offers the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors on 33-miles of trails that connect parks, lakes and a state preserve. Pass through the prairies, woodlands, wetlands, old railroad corridors, over major bridges and much more. Offering 12 public parks and recreation areas consisting of more than 1,300 acres, Jefferson County has outdoor recreation covered. Some say that Iowa is more enjoyable and picturesque by bike and the new 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.