Waterloo, 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 Lakes Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Comet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Grass

    The Comet Trail is built upon an abandoned right-of-way of the old Chicago Northwestern Railroad. It runs for 7 miles between the town of Conrad (City Park) and just east of Beaman, traversing a mostly rural landscape of farms, rolling prairie ...
  • Denver-Jefferson Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Grundy County Lake Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Iowa 330/US 30 Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 11.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Iowa 330/US 30 Trail stretches from just west of the small town of Melbourne to the outskirts of Marshalltown, the largest city and county seat of Marshall County, located close to the geographic center of Iowa. While consensus is lacking ...
  • 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 ...
  • Linn Creek Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    As it runs directly through the heart of Marshalltown in central Iowa, access to the Linn Creek Recreational Trail is easy for many of the city's residents. They will want to take advantage of it, too: The trail offers a wide range of scenery—including ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pine Lake Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Pine Lake Trail runs through a heavily wooded state park of the same name, which is especially known for its 250-year-old white pine trees. The trail begins at Deer Park, a half mile east of downtown Eldora in central Iowa, before heading ...
  • Pioneer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 11.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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, ...
  • Readlyn Grump Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Rolling Prairie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shell Rock River Trail (Butler County Nature Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 5.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • South Riverside Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Trolley Trail (Waterloo)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Waverly Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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. ...
  • Wolf Creek Trail (IA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Wolf Creek Trail begins in Gladbrook, a small city about 70 miles northeast of Des Moines. The trail was established in 2001 by volunteers from the Gladbrook community who secured the right-of-way of the former Chicago Northwestern Railroad, ...
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