Not all unsafe trail conditions may be listed..
TrailAlerts TrailAlerts
1/5
Park Avenue bridge replacement project. Detour signs will be posted.
Date Posted
159 days ago
2/5
Trail Closed North and South of University Avenue
Date Posted
323 days ago
3/5
Shaulis Road Trail closed between Hess Road and Highway 218
Date Posted
323 days ago
4/5
Bridge construction at 11th Street, trails closed both sides of river under the bridge
Date Posted
36 days ago
5/5
Bridges out between University Avenue and Fletcher Parkway.
Date Posted
323 days ago
Paved Trail

Cedar Valley Nature Trail

63 mi
Distance
5 Hr
Time
Mix
Surface
Rail to Trail
Route Type
Trail Details
Type: Nature Trail
State: Iowa
Counties: Black Hawk
Category: Greenway, Rail Trail

Cedar Valley Nature Trail

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail (CVNT) runs from Evansdale to Hiawatha and follows the Cedar River Flood Plain on reclaimed rail grades. More than three quarters of the 63-mile CVNT is blacktop and is well-suited for road and mountain bikes, skaters, and hikers. The rest is crushed limestone/compacted gravel.

The entire trail is road bike friendly, although the section south of La Porte City, after McFarlane Park and around Brandon, is still crushed gravel. As time goes by, more and more sections are being paved.

There are access points with parking, water, and bathroom facilities every 10 miles or so. Campgrounds are located at McFarlane Park and Deerwood Park.  At the south trailhead the CVNT provides access to the Cedar River Trail system in Cedar Rapids and to the north access to Waterloo/Cedar Falls via the extensive Cedar Valley Trails system.

Between Cedar Rapids & Waterloo Iowa

  • Gilbertville Depot
  • Center Point Depot
  • Small towns
  • River Views
  • Birds & Wildlife
  • Buzzard's Glory Quarry
Trail Activities

What you can do

Biking

Birding

Running

Camping

Walking

Hiking

Roller Skating

Nearby Amenities

Useful features & facilities

RV Hookups

Grills

Bicycle Repair Stations

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Shade

Picnic Shelters

Restrooms

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Connecting Trails

Shaulis Road Trail

The trail parallels Shaulis Road for about 6 miles, from Highway 63 near Hudson to just east of Hess Road near Evansdale.

Cedar Valley Lakes Trail

The trail runs from Black Hawk Park in northern Cedar Falls, through Waterloo, all the way to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail.

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