Is your pup at the door with his leash in his mouth ready to go? Maybe this is a sign that they are ready to take a hike! The Mad Creek Greenbelt Trail in Muscatine, Iowa, is your ticket to great outdoor fun with your fur-ever friend and will offer you both exercise and fun together.
This 2-mile trail is a portion of a larger 8-mile greenbelt river trail system in the area. The Mad Creek portion begins at Park Avenue West and will transport you to Lake Park Boulevard. Jump on this trail at multiple locations – McKee Park is your trailhead entrance to the north and Oak Park is where you will pick up the trail on the south side.
You and your pup will enjoy its flat, paved surface which attracts hikers, joggers and bicyclists. It is perfect for any fitness level pups, and elderly dogs will especially appreciate this trail. It is handicapped accessible, so service dogs will be present. You will travel through park settings, woods, open spaces and residential areas, and will, of course, be able to see Mad Creek during your journey! Lots of picturesque places to stop and photograph are along this path. There are various benches provided along your hike to sit and enjoy the scenery.
The path is only partially shaded, so be sure to offer Fido plenty of water and rest breaks, especially during the summer months, as this trail can get quiet hot during mid-day hours. Keep pups on leash throughout and make sure they are close by so bicyclists can pass safely. Restrooms are provided at the park trailheads, along with drinking fountains to refill your water bottles. Bring mutt mitts to keep this trail in pristine condition so it remains pup-friendly.
Visit Mad Creek Greenbelt Trail today and have a pawtastically good time in beautiful east-central Iowa.
During the summer, the best times to use this trail are early morning and late afternoon times. The trail remains open during the winter as it is maintained year-round.