A 10' paved trail extending from University Boulevard to county highway R-38, connecting the Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor and the rest of Ames to surrounding communities, the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail, and the High Trestle Trail.
A private fundraising effort is helping to further enhance the trail. This public/private partnership will boost the corridor’s value for people and wildlife alike. The trail will be enhanced over time as native plants take root, habitat becomes established, and wildlife flourishes. Birdhouses will support even more diversity. Native plantings and the wildlife will invite a pause in our busy days. Benches will echo that invitation. The enhancements funded by this effort will make the trail itself a destination for some and a better experience for those traveling through. With these enhancements, the Ames to Kelly railroad line will again be a welcoming gateway into Ames. To donate to this private fundraising effort, visit:https://www.gofundme.com/f/tedesco-bike-trail