A permit is required for all trail users 18 and over who are using the trail for walking, skiing, skateboarding, jogging, biking, snowmobiling, etc. Daily permits are $2.00 (not available online) and yearly permits are $10.00.
Permits are valid January through December and must be renewed annually. Children under 18 are not required to have a permit.
You can complete the form below and pay with a credit card. Once payment has processed, permits will be mailed to your address. A convenience fee of $1.50 plus 2.5% for credit cards and a $2.00 flat fee for debit card transactions will be charged by the credit company. Dallas County Conservation collects only the trail permit fee.
If you prefer, you can also obtain a permit in one of the following ways:
- Telephone 515-465-3577 (credit card fees apply)
- In person at 14581 K Avenue in Perry (office hours M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
- Downloading and completing the permit form (form available here) and mailing it along with appropriate payment to DCCB, 14581 K Ave., Perry, IA 50220.
- Permit applications (daily & annual) can also be found in the yellow tube at each of the trail heads -simply fill out the form, include your payment, drop it in the tube and the permit will be mailed to you.