Walking & Water Trails


 Trails in Humboldt


Humboldt County has some wonderful walking and water trails.


Walking Trails

The City of Humboldt has 3 walking trails running through it. 

The Cottonwood Trail is a paved trail running along the river from Joe Reasoner Dam to Beebe Park.  It is three-quarters of a mile in length, with benches along the way to enjoy the views.  This is also a great place to watch our Trumpeter Swans!

Cottonwood Trail


The Three Rivers Trail in Humboldt runs from Highway 169 just south of the new Humboldt Business Park to the Dakota City Memorial Park. (and beyond).  The Three Rivers Trail is part of a much larger 32 mile trail that runs on the old Chicago and Northwestern Railroad right of way between Rolfe and Eagle Grove.  It is a crushed rock trail that is great for biking and offers some beautiful scenery.

The Gotch Park Trail is a 6 mile spur off the Three Rivers Trail.  It connects with the Three Rivers Trail by the fairgrounds and runs south through town.

Click Here to see the Map of trails in Humboldt


Water Trails

Water Trail Map Snip

The Humboldt County Conservation office has information on the 6 river float trails in the county.  Feel free to contact the Conservation Office with questions on where to locate these trails at 515-332-4087 or hccb@goldfieldaccess.net.  Brochures are also available at the City Municipal Building.

Don't have a canoe?  No problem!  Northland Auto & Marine rents out canoes and kayaks.  Their web site also has information about the water trails in the county.
Click HERE to visit their web site.