The 17-mile Volksweg Trail is a continually developing asphalt path. Currently, the trail connects Pella from the Pella Public Library trailhead to the Howell Station Campground. From there, the trail follows the Des Moines River and winds through the North Overlook woods. The trail continues along the north side of the lake to the Fifield Recreation Area. The trail passes through mature timbered areas, restored prairies, pine plantations, and open areas. It offers fantastic views of Lake Red Rock. Benches for resting are available along the way.
The trailhead is home to colorful tulips in the spring.
Category: Free, Recreation