Cedar Valley Trails Partnership

Water Trails

Water Trails

Open Water is a Highway to Adventure

Cedar Valley Trails actively supports Black Hawk County’s state-designated water trail — the Cedar River Water Trail. Development of additional water trails on Black Hawk Creek and the Wapsi River are also currently under development.

While many waterways in Iowa can be travelled by canoe or kayak, a designated water trail stands apart by having clearly-marked access areas (ramps or steps), parking areas, and a degree of ADA-compliant access.

We are also very proud of the Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail, a 10 mile water and portage trail connecting the lakes of George Wyth State Park, the Hartman Reserve Nature Center , and the Cedar River.

Are you a water trail user?

Learn more about Iowa's water trails.

Cedar River Water Trail

Cedar River water trail is a journey of 47 miles through a number of unique habitats and the downtown of 2 major Iowa cities.

Black Hawk Creek Trail

Black Hawk Creek is a meandering stream from Grundy County to northeast into Black Hawk County

Cedar Valley Paddlers’ Trail

Iowa’s first designated paddler’s trail! A ten mile excursion that travels through a chain of lakes.


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