Goeldner Woods is a 44-acre wooded park with a few trails and a picnic area. A great birding location, there is also a beautiful wildflower display each spring.
Name: Goeldner Woods
Address: Juniper Trail & 137th St, Earlham, IA 50072
Type: Places to hike
Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush
Shade: Yes, shaded trails
Trails: Yes, dirt and rock
Water: River running nearby, small creek (dry when we visited)
Other notes: Lots of wildflowers in spring. Grills. Lots of broken glass near the fire pits. Trail map: http://www.madisoncountyconservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/GWoods.jpg
There are written driving directions on their website; I have given the closest intersection I could find on Google maps.
Official Website: http://www.madisoncountyconservation.org/goeldner-woods/
DSMOF Blog posts:
–Spring 2017 wildflower hike
Other things nearby of note:
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
Second trailhead is back there!
First trailhead seen here!
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