Vinton, Iowa: Nathan's Miles Glow Trail

Hi-tech rocks that glow green pepper a lot of non-glowing normal rocks along a two-mile-long outdoor jogging trail. Completed in May 2021.

Address:
2101 2nd Ave., Vinton, IA
Directions:
The trail starts on the southwest corner of 2nd Ave. and E. 21st St. and runs south for two miles.
Hours:
Only visible at after dark. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Nathan's Miles Glow Trail

Nathan's Miles Glow Trail is two miles long and is the Longest Glow in Dark trail in the United States.

[Tim Nooteboom, 12/26/2021]

Nicknamed "Nathen Smiles" for the late Nathan Hesson, who wanted his hometown to have the world's longest glow-in-the-dark trail. Nathan died in January 2021; the trail was completed four months later. The glowing rocks come from Canada.


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