Lone Tree Road Trail


Trails Matter More Than Ever

During these extraordinary times, more people are counting on trails to stay active and healthy. Your support keeps TrailLink resources FREE to help find a trail near you!

Lone Tree Road Trail Facts

States: Iowa
Counties: Black Hawk
Length: 2.31 miles
Trail end points: E Lone Tree Rd. & Big Woods Rd. and W Lone Tree Rd. in Black Hawk Park (Cedar Valley Lakes Trail)
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10781629
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now


This trail does not have any photos yet.
Be the first to add one!

Upload Photo

Lone Tree Road Trail Description

Forming an important connection in the area's excellent network of multi-use trails, the Lone Tree Road Trail parallels its namesake roadway for over two miles in the northern reaches of Cedar Falls, IA. The trail allows pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely between the Big Woods Trail and the end of the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail, creating a lovely nine-mile loop of trails across the north side of the Cedar River.

While it may not have quite the same scenic appeal as the trails that it connects to, the Lone Tree Road Trail still provides a nice wide path perfect for a variety of recreational activities. The Big Woods Trail at the eastern end leads down into the beautiful Big Woods Lake Recreation Area, a perfect destination for fishing that is also home to a campground for trail users making longer journeys through the area. Heading west, the trail passes through the tranquil North Cedar neighborhood before winding up in Black Hawk Park, one of the largest county parks in Iowa and host to a variety of outdoor recreation activities. In the park, the trail runs into the end of the the eleven-mile Cedar Valley Lakes Trail, which runs along the Cedar River all the way through the neighboring city of Waterloo.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the western end of the trail in Black Hawk Park, on W Lone Tree Road just west of the intersection with Ford Road. On the eastern side of the trail, parking is available just south of the trail along the Big Woods Trail, at the lake-adjacent lot located just west of the intersection of E Lake Street and Big Woods Road. Either side of the trail is accessible by following Center Street from downtown Cedar Falls north to Lone Tree Road.


Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

Cedar Valley Lakes Trail

Iowa - 11.3 miles

The Cedar Valley Lakes Trail follows a heavily wooded route along the Cedar River, passing Alice Wyth Lake, Fisher Lake, George Wyth Lake and Brinker...

1st Street Trail

Iowa - 1.6 miles

Cedar Falls, Iowa is well known for being home to regional treasures like the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail, but what really makes the city special is its...

Union Road Trail

Iowa - 1.01 miles

Picking up from the end of the 1st Street Trail, the Union Road Trail continues the network of multi-use sidepath trails on the western edge of Cedar...


Hudson Road Trail

Iowa - 2.22 miles

A multi-use sidepath that runs from University Avenue to 1st Street in Cedar Falls, the Hudson Road Trail helps provide off-road access to the campus...

Big Woods Trail (IA)

Iowa - 1.9 miles

Cedar Falls, Iowa serves as the endpoint of one of Iowa’s favorite regional trails, the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail, but also features an extensive...

12th Street Trail

Iowa - 1.51 miles

The 12th Street Trail, occasionally referred to as the Pheasant Ridge Trail after the golf course it runs next to, is a wide concrete sidepath that...

South Riverside Trail

Iowa - 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...

Cedar Prairie Trail

Iowa - 7.9 miles

The Cedar Prairie Trail is an important component of the extensive trail system in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The paved pathway runs between the South...

UNI Preserve Trail

Iowa - 0.8 miles

Right in the heart of the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, the UNI Preserve Trail offers a shockingly scenic trek through prairie and...

University Avenue Trail

Iowa - 3.1 miles

Installed in 2018 as part of a major overhaul of the adjacent roadway, the University Avenue Trail provides convenient access to destinations on the...

Greenhill Trail

Iowa - 4.68 miles

Forging a link between the South Riverside Trail (and the smaller, unpaved Trolley Trail) on one end and the Cedar Prairie Trail on the other, the...

Prairie Lakes Trail

Iowa - 3.4 miles

A lovely concrete and asphalt path that traverses through a pleasant, tree-lined corridor in the southern edge of Cedar Falls, the Prairie Lakes Trail...

Download the TrailLink Mobile App and Take TrailLink With You!
Support The Trails You Love & Get Our Rails to Trails Magazine!
Get Outdoors and Experience Trails With Our New Guidebooks!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google