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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

Park Avenue Bike Lane

1.0 mi
15 Min
Route Type
Trail Details
Type: Bike Lane
State: Iowa
Counties: Black Hawk
Category: Urban

Park Avenue Bike Lane

The Park Avenue Bike Lanes are used by bicycles to cross the Cedar River in Downtown Waterloo. These bike lanes take you to several outdoor entertainment venues.

On the East end of the trail is Lincoln Park and on the West side of the Cedar River is the RiverLoop Amphitheatre & Expo Plaza.

There is also Washington Park, and the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum & Grout Museum of History & Science.

The bike lane connects to the South Riverside Trail on the south side of the river and the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail on the north.

Park Avenue Bike Lane

Park Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa

Trailhead is anywhere along the street.

  • Lincoln Park
  • Cedar River Dam
  • RiverLoop Amphitheatre
  • RiverLoop Expo Plaza
  • Washington Park
  • Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum & Grout Museum of History & Science
  • Bluedorn Science
  • Imaginarium Waterloo Center for the Arts
  • Phelps Youth Pavilion
  • Waterloo Community Playhouse
  • BlackHawk Reed Park and splash pad
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Connecting Trails

18th Street – Waterloo

18th Street Trail is a short trail connecting the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail, Riverview Recreation Trail, and the 218 Trail.

218 Trail

Named for the U.S. Highway that the trail follows, the 218 Trail forms a very important connection in the trail network.

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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