Trails

Indianola's trail system boasts 4 miles of hard surface trails as well as 3.5 miles of hiking trails at Pickard and DeNelsky Parks.

Hard Surface Trails Connect at the Trailhead
The McVay Trail, the Summerset Trail and the Jerry Kelley Trail can all be accessed from the Trailhead located at 503 N. 5th Street.  It features off-street parking, a shelter with picnic tables, benches, pop machine, modern restrooms and a drinking fountain (available 4/15-10/15).

  • Take the McVay Trail 1.6 miles east to Pickard Park.
  • Head north from the trailhead to the
    • Summerset Trail (11.1 miles north to Carlisle) or turn west to follow the
    • Jerry Kelley Trail to Memorial Park (1 mile)
Get Back to Nature on Mowed Grass Trails
Pickard Park is home to the one-mile Terrace Trail, which traces some of the first terraces and water diversion projects done in Warren County when the land was still farmed.  The two-mile Pond & Prairie Trail rambles next to native prairie grasses and hillsides.

DeNelsky Park has a half-mile mowed grass hiking loop through never-developed woodlands and open spaces.  A cell phone tour of the park follows the trail.