South Riverside Trail


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South Riverside Trail Facts

States: Iowa
Counties: Black Hawk
Length: 8 miles
Trail end points: Main Street to Greenhill Rd. and Forrester Ave. to W Park Ave.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015669

South Riverside Trail Description

The South Riverside Trail is one in a series of trail systems throughout Cedar Falls, Iowa. Starting at the northern endpoint in Cedar Falls, the first section of the trail runs from Main street at the way through Cedar Falls until the Hartman Reserve Nature Center south of the city. Along this section of the trail, the South Riverside Trail passes by notable attractions like Washington Park, Hartman Reserve Nature Center and Pfeiffer Springs Park. A spur on the west end takes you across the river on a pedestrian bridge. From the there, the South Riverside Trail meets up with the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail.

The northern endpoint of the southern section of the trail begins along Forrester Ave. and passes along the Hippodrome Theater and along the Cedar River until ending in downtown Waterloo

Parking and Trail Access

There is parking available at the northern endpoint, Gateway Park (Lincoln & E Main St), Pfeiffer Springs Park (910-916 Grand Blvd) and along Park Rd. just northeast of Lookout Park.

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South Riverside Trail Reviews

Great for bike riding

This is a beautiful section of trail for walking, running, biking. It is one of my favorite trails to ride when in Iowa. Rather flat paved path that runs along the river, and tree covered for a shady ride on warmer days.

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The trail is 5 miles in lenth. Not "50." Typo. Beautiful trail. Shady, mostly flat and part of one of the most popular trail loops in the Cedar Valley Trail system consisting of 80 miles of trails and growing.

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