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Cedar Prairie Trail

7.9 miles
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 ...
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Cedar Valley Lakes Trail

6.5 miles
The Cedar Valley Lakes Trail is one in a series of trail systems throughout Cedar Falls, Iowa. The trail runs between Main Street on the north bank of the Cedar River in Cedar City and Longfellow Avenue alongside Cedar Bend Park in Waterloo. ...
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Cedar Valley Nature Trail

52 miles
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 ...
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Crushed Stone

Denver-Jefferson Trail

1.8 miles
The Denver-Jefferson Trail, also known as the Jefferson City Trail, offers a short north-south connector between the Waverly Rail Trail and the small city of Denver in eastern Iowa. At its southern end, you can access Brandt Park and the Denver ...
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Grundy County Lake Trail

3 miles
The Grundy County Lake Trail circles its namesake 40-acre lake, where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, boating, and many other recreational opportunities. The paved trail then continues north, crossing under Highway 20, and runs along ...
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Harmony-Preston Valley Trail

18 miles
The Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail runs for 18 miles on a north–south line between the town of Harmony and the Root River State Trail between Lanesboro and Fountain. The paved trail is mostly level, although a section just north of Harmony ...
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Harry Cook Nature Trail

2 miles
The Harry Cook Nature Trail runs for 2 miles from the edge of the small city of Osage, Iowa to the city's public Spring Park. The trail, which opened in the early 1990s, occupies the bed of an abandoned railroad corridor and winds through dense ...
Crushed Stone

NIACC Trail

2.2 miles
The NIACC Trail in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, connects the campus of North Iowa Area Community College with the edge of downtown Mason City. The trail provides a convenient and safe alternative to biking or walking on busy US 18 for students ...
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Pioneer Trail

11.5 miles
The Pioneer Trail is named to give a nod to the people who settled in Grundy County in the 1850s. Eventually, the railroad came to serve the farm communities of Holland, Grundy Center, Morrison and Reinbeck. The trail now replaces the rails, ...
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Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail

20 miles
The Prairie Farmer Rec. Trail (a.k.a. Winneshiek County Trail) was named for a radio show once broadcast throughout the Midwest. The trail occupies the right-of-way of the former Milwaukee Railroad, which ran between Calmar to Cresco through ...
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Readlyn Grump Trail

6.3 miles
The Readlyn Grump Trail offers a 6-mile paved path across Bremer County with views of open fields, several streams, and a bridge over Quarter Section Run. It begins at the terminus for the Waverly Rail Trail and travels to Readlyn's Water ...
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Rolling Prairie Trail

15 miles
When complete, the Rolling Prairie Tri-County Trail System will connect several communities and two state parks as it travels through quintessential northeastern Iowa prairie. Following an 80-mile east-west route, it will traverse the counties ...
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Crushed Stone

Sergeant Road Trail

9.9 miles
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 ...
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Shell Rock River Trail (Butler County Nature Trail)

5.9 miles
The Shell Rock River Trail, also known as the Butler County Nature Trail, connects the eastern edge of Clarksville with the community of Shell Rock. The trail runs through open fields and at times approaches the Shell Rock River. The trail ...
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Shooting Star State Trail

18.9 miles
Shooting Star State Trail is currently 19 miles long, an 8-foot-wide asphalt path from Le Roy (east) to Rose Creek (west). It follows an abandoned railroad bed of the Milwaukee Road, which once stretched from the Midwest through the Rocky Mountains. ...
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South Riverside Trail

3.5 miles
The South Riverside Trail is one in a series of trail systems throughout Cedar Falls, Iowa. The trail runs between Main Street at the Cedar Falls Recreation Center and the Greenhill Trail just west of US Highway 218. A spur on the west end takes ...
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Trolley Trail (Clear Lake/Mason City)

6.2 miles
Most of northern Iowa's Trolley Trail is a straight line paralleling both 255th St./4th Ave. and the operational trolley tracks on the other side of the road. But what the Trolley Trail may lack in variety is more than made up for by its excellent ...
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Trolley Trail (Waterloo)

1.4 miles
Black Hawk County’s Trolley Trail, also known as the Trolley Car Trail, runs for less than 2 miles in western Waterloo. The trail is the lone vestige of the Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway’s passenger service, which linked Waterloo ...
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Trout Run Trail

11 miles
Trout Run Trail forms an 11-mile loop around Decorah, providing access to many of the area's natural treasures and views of beautiful Iowa countryside. Although there are many places to hop on the trail, one of the best is the Decorah Fish ...
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Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail

18.5 miles
The 18.5 mile long Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail follows the abandoned Chicago Great Western Railway grade between Riceville and the Iowa/Minnesota State Line. The corridor was originally built by the Minnesota & Northwestern Railroad in 1886. ...
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Waverly Rail Trail

7 miles
The Waverly Rail Trail is one of northeast Iowa's finest scenic bike and hike trails. Beginning on the west side of the Cedar River in Waverly, the trail heads southeast and crosses an awe-inspiring bridge over Cedar River through downtown. ...
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Winnebago Trail

2 miles
Mason City's Winnebago Trail connects MacNider Campground, East Park, residential neighborhoods and the city's municipal swimming pool with the Lime Creek Nature Center just outside city limits. Along its entire route, the aptly-named trail ...
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