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The Cedar Valley Lakes Trail along Gateway Park and the Cedar River will be closed starting September 11, 2023 for up to one year for the construction of the Cedar River Recreational Project. Follow detour signs to bypass this area.
Date Posted
222 days ago
Park Avenue bridge replacement project. Detour signs will be posted.
Date Posted
662 days ago
Shaulis Road Trail is closed at Hess Road/La Porte road intersection.
Date Posted
826 days ago
Bridge construction at 11th Street, trails closed both sides of river under the bridge
Date Posted
539 days ago
Paved Trail

Cedar Prairie Trail

8.3 mi
1 Hr
Loop, Greenway
Route Type
Trail Details
Type: Paved Path
State: Iowa
Cities: Cedar Falls, Waterloo
Counties: Black Hawk
Category: Greenway

Cedar Prairie Trail

The Cedar Prairie Trail is an important component of the extensive the Cedar Valley Trail system. The paved pathway runs between the South Riverside Trail at Waterloo Road in Cedar Falls and the Sergeant Road Trail along Sergeant Road/US 63, just north of Shaulis Road in Waterloo. The trail travels over gently rolling hills, past a few suburban neighborhoods, shopping centers, light industrial areas, and the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex before entering the Katoski Greenbelt, a beautiful, tree-lined path through the Black Hawk Creek corridor.
This trail makes up part of the Cedar Prairie Loop which also utilizes the Greenhill Trail, Sergeant Road Trail, and South Riverside Trail to create a 19.3 mile loop through Cedar Falls and Waterloo. 

Cedar Prairie Trail

The trail begins on Grand Blvd in Cedar Falls and ends at Sergeant Road/Hwy 63 in Waterloo.

You can access the Cedar Valley Trail from several locations, but parking is available here:

  • Ranchero Road (off Hwy 63) and Black Hawk Creek
  • There is also a small parking area across from Paw Park on South Main Street in Cedar Falls.


The trail also goes through Robinson Bird Sanctuary.

The Leonard Katoski Greenbelt Park includes several miles of soft trails for biking, hiking, and cross country skiing.  
Trail Activities

What you can do


Roller Skating









Nearby Amenities

Useful features & facilities



Wheelchair Accessible

Bicycle Repair Stations

Picnic Shelters

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Connecting Trails

Sergeant Road Trail

This beautiful trail parallels US 63, also known as Sergeant Road, for about 8 miles, from Waterloo to Hudson.

Greenhill Trail

Part of the Cedar Valley Trails Network, the trail runs through open country and residential areas along Greenhill Rd.

Prairie Lakes Trail

A lovely path that traverses through a pleasant tree-lined corridor that loops around Prairie Lakes in Cedar Falls.

South Riverside Trail

Trail runs from Main St., Cedar Falls, along the Cedar River, through Sherwood Park, and into Downtown Waterloo.


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