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TrailAlerts TrailAlerts
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
280 days ago
Park Avenue bridge replacement project. Detour signs will be posted.
Date Posted
720 days ago
Shaulis Road Trail is closed at Hess Road/La Porte road intersection.
Date Posted
885 days ago
Bridge construction at 11th Street, trails closed both sides of river under the bridge
Date Posted
598 days ago
Soft Trails

George Wyth State Park

Trail Details
Type: Developed, Multiuse
State: Iowa
Counties: Black Hawk
Category: Greenway, Double Track, Single Track

George Wyth State Park Soft Trails

George Wyth State Park is located on the Cedar River and has 4 lakes including George, Alice, Brinker and Fisher. There is 5.5 miles of paved multiuse trail and over 15 different soft trails that provide extraordinary views of nature and wildlife.

These off road trails are used for biking, hiking, running, skiing and wildlife viewing throughout George Wyth State Park. On the other side of the Cedar river lies Hartman Reserve which is connected to George Wyth State Park by a paved trail. Hartman Reserve has more than 10 soft trails and has a nature center located within the reserve. 

Since the George Wyth State Park is in the Cedar River flood plain the trails are mostly flat with many curves.

3659 Wyth Rd, Waterloo Iowa

Many of the parking lots have access to the off-road trails or the paved trails.

Hikers (0.6 miles)
Huggy Bear (0.58 miles)
Fast Times (0.66 miles)
Tunnel Trail (0.6 miles)
Fisherman's Trail (0.43 miles)
Joe's Trail
Wonderland (0.95 miles)
Prison Break (1.45 miles)
Twisty Trail (0.4 miles)
Lodge Trail (0.29 miles)
Campground Trail (0.37 miles)
Thorny Cottonwood (0.57 miles)
BLT (0.8 miles)
George Wyth Main Trail (0.62)
George Wyth Main Trail (0.63)
Dike Double Track (0.72)

  • Bird blind
  • Hiking trails
  • Playground
  • Swimming beach
  • Boat ramps (4)
  • Universally accessible fishing pier
  • Universally accessible fishing jetties (3)
  • Day-use lodge (1);
  • DA accessible Shelters (4)
  • Modern restrooms
  • Showers
  • Electric Campsites (47)
  • Non-electric campsites (13)
  • Tent only campsites (6)
  • Walk to campsites (3)
  • Youth group only campsites (1)
  • Dump station
Trail Activities

What you can do








Winter Activities


Bird Viewing

Nearby Amenities

Useful features & facilities

RV Hookups


Fix-It Stations

Wheelchair Accessible



Picnic Shelters



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Connecting Trails

Greenhill Trail

Part of the Cedar Valley Trails Network, the trail runs through open country and residential areas a

Cedar Valley Lakes Trail

The trail runs from Black Hawk Park in northern Cedar Falls, through Waterloo, all the way to the Ce


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