Lost Nation, 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 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 ...
  • Copper Creek Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Copper Creek Trail runs for a short distance from the town of Preston, heading northwest along Copper Creek to meet with the Jackson County Recreation Trail. You'll find a nice picnic spot with a gazebo where the two trails meet.
  • Duck Creek Recreational Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 13.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If every city in the United States had the foresight and commitment of Davenport, Iowa, we would be a perpetually pleased nation. While Davenport boasts a convenient location halfway between the increasingly bike-friendly cities of Chicago and ...
  • Galena River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Galena River Trail is built upon an old railroad spur of the Burlington Railroad main line, constructed in 1886. The spur linked Galena to Galena Junction, where the main railroad line—still active—follows the Mississippi River. Trains on ...
  • Galena River Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface:

    The Galena River Trail will extend from the current terminus South along the rail corridor to River Road. This will ad about 2.5 miles to the current trail, the town of Galens hopes to be in construction in 2012.
  • 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 ...
  • Great River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 60 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Great River Trail is a breathtaking journey along 60 miles of the Mississippi River. The route is a mixture of paved rail-trail, small-town sidewalks, dedicated bike lanes on the street and a stretch of road shoulder along the Great River ...
  • Hennepin Canal Parkway

    State: IL
    Length: 104.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Hennepin Canal Parkway, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as a state park, follows an old towpath along a canal opened in 1907 and quickly abandoned due to competition from railroads. The canal was originally built ...
  • Heritage Trail (IA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 27.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Iowa's Heritage Trail runs for nearly 30 miles between the city of Dubuque and the town of Dyersville to the west. Short portions of the trail are paved within the two communities, but the vast majority of the path has a crushed limestone surface. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jackson County Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Jackson County Recreation Trail follows part of the Maquoketa River outside of Spragueville and Preston, through bucolic countryside of woodlands, farms and river lowlands. You can start the trail in the burg of Preston by taking the Copper ...
  • 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 ...
  • Riverfront Trail (IA)

    State: IA
    Length: 11.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Iowa's Riverfront Trail runs along the Mississippi River through the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf to its eastern endpoint near the large Alcoa plant in Riverdale. In the west, the trail starts as a loop around scenic Credit Island Park, ...
  • 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 ...
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