Cedar Rapids, Iowa (IA) Trails & Maps

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  • Boyson Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The tranquil, tree-lined Boyson Trail runs along Indian Creek and Dry Creek in western Marion. The crushed limestone trail connects neighborhoods, shopping areas, and several parks (north to south): Boyson, Donnelly, Thomas, and Hanna. Restrooms ...
  • Cedar Prairie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 7.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Cedar Prairie Trail is one in a series of trail systems throughout Cedar Falls, Iowa. The trail runs between the South Riverside Trail at Waterloo Rd. and the Sergeant Road Trail along Sergeant Road (US 63) just north of Shaulis Road south ...
  • Cedar River Trail (IA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 12.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cedar River Trail extends between Blairs Ferry Road NE (also the southern end point of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail) through downtown Cedar Rapids and 76th Avenue SW. At 76th Avenue, the trail becomes the Hoover Nature Trail. The 12.6-mile ...
  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 52 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Cedar Valley Nature Trail follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way of the old Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern, an interurban railroad system established in the early 1900s. The 52-mile trail is a linear park that courses through the Cedar ...
  • Gilroy Rustic Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    Located in the quaint community of Lost Nation, the Gilroy Rustic Park Trail is one of the most picturesque places in Clinton County. The half-mile path is lined with trees and, although the trail is overlain with grass, the ballast of the former ...
  • Grant Wood Trail (Jones County Segment)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Nearly 3 miles of the Grant Wood Trail in Jones County has been constructed so far (2012) along a former Milwaukee Road right-of-way in Marion and Olin. The trail is named for the early 20th-century Iowa artist, perhaps best known for his painting ...
  • Grant Wood Trail (Linn County Segment)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Grass

    About 8 miles of the Grant Wood Trail in Linn County has been constructed so far (2012) along a former Milwaukee Road right-of-way between Marion and Martelle. The trail currently is in three separate segments over a 10-mile stretch, the longest ...
  • Heritage Trail (IA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 27.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Iowa's Heritage Trail runs for 27 miles between the city of Dubuque and the town of Dyersville to the west. The crushed-limestone trail follows an old railroad corridor of the former Chicago Northwestern line. You'll see remnants of the area's ...
  • Hoover Nature Trail (Cedar Rapids to Ely)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The portion of the Hoover Nature Trail that runs from Cedar Rapids to Ely is both the northernmost section of the proposed 115 mile trail and the most developed. The trail runs between 76th Avenue Drive SW on the outskirts of Cedar Rapids to ...
  • Hoover Nature Trail (Conesville)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Hoover Nature Trail in Conesville consists of two disjointed sections. The first runs for about .25 mile north along farmland from the intersection of 7th Street and Todds Ferry Road. The second (and longer) section begins just south of ...
  • Hoover Nature Trail (Nichols)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Grass, Gravel

    This section of the Hoover Nature Trail is the roughest and least maintained. The trail actually runs from just north of the small town of Nichols to a few miles south of West Liberty at 155th Street. Be aware that grass may be overgrown on ...
  • Hoover Nature Trail (Oasis to West Branch)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Grass

    One of the many highlights of the Hoover Nature Trail is the completed section stretching from the tiny town of Oasis to the small city of West Branch. West Branch's main claim to fame is its status as the birthplace of the only American president ...
  • Hoover Nature Trail (Overview)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 115 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

    The Hoover Nature Trail is a planned rail-trail built on an abandoned Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad right-of-way. When complete, the trail will run through 6 counties and 16 towns between Cedar Rapids and Burlington. The trail will ...
  • Hoover Nature Trail (West Liberty)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The small city of West Liberty in Muscatine County, Iowa, is home to a short segment of the Hoover Nature Trail. The paved pathway parallels Elm Street and is anchored at its southern end by an old railroad depot built in 1897, which offers ...
  • Kewash Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 13.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Kewash Nature Trail winds for nearly 14 miles between the towns of Keota and Washington. These endpoints were creatively combined to form the trail's name. The trail has a crushed limestone surface for most of its route, but the portion ...
  • Lindale Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    Although short, the Lindale Trail provides an important off-road east-west connection between Cedar Rapids and Marion. The tree-lined route, along the former Canadian National Railway, is nestled between houses and businesses. At its eastern ...
  • Old Creamery Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 15.3 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Old Creamery Trail, running between Vinton and Dysart, is so named for the Old Creamery Theater Company building in Garrison, another tiny farm community through which the trail passes. The gravel trail passes through rural Iowa among cultivated ...
  • Sergeant Road Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 9.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sergeant Road Trail is part of the larger trails system in the Cedar Valley region of Iowa, which includes the cities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo. The trail parallels US 63—also known as Sergeant Road—from Waterloo to Hudson through rural ...
  • Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Solon–Lake Macbride Recreation Trail runs for 5 miles between the scenic state park and the town of Solon to the east. The popular trail is perfect for cycling or walking and skiing or snowmobiling in the winter. In addition, the park offers ...
  • South Tama Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The South Tama Recreation Trail connects the adjacent towns of Tama and Toledo in Tama County, Iowa. The original section of the trail, a 1 mile stretch built on an abandoned railroad corridor, opened for use in 2003. Since then, a number of ...
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