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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
253 days ago
Park Avenue bridge replacement project. Detour signs will be posted.
Date Posted
693 days ago
Shaulis Road Trail is closed at Hess Road/La Porte road intersection.
Date Posted
858 days ago
Bridge construction at 11th Street, trails closed both sides of river under the bridge
Date Posted
570 days ago
Paved Trail

South Riverside Trail

7 mi
1 hr
Asphalt, Concrete
Greenway, Rail Trail
Route Type
Trail Details
Type: Urban Trail
State: Iowa
Counties: Black Hawk
Category: Greenway

South Riverside Trail

The South Riverside Trail is part of the Cedar Valley Trails Network and runs between Main Street in Cedar Falls and Downtown Waterloo.

The trail also passes through Pfeiffer Springs Park, Sherwood Park, The Cattle Congress Fairgrounds, and finally passes along River Road into Downtown Waterloo.

South Riverside Trail

Parking for the South Riverside Trail at its western terminus is available at the Cedar Falls Recreation Center off E. 13th St. just east of Main St. Continuing east along the trail, you can also park at Veterans Memorial Park (E. 14th Court at Bluff St.), Pfieffer Springs Park off Grand Blvd. and at Park Drive. Access to the trail is available from the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail and from the Greenhill Trail.

  • Cedar Falls Downtown Historic District
  • Pfeiffer Springs Park
  • Bullfrog Bayou Area
  • Hartman Reserve Nature Center
  • George Wyth State Park
  • Sherwood Park
  • Waterloo Downtown
  • Waterloo Center for the Arts
  • Phelps Youth Pavilion
  • Grout Museum District
  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
  • John Deere Museum
  • Riverview Recreation Area
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

Trolley Car Trail

This trail runs from Grand Blvd, under the Greenhill Road bridge, and parallel to Rainbow Drive to Ansborough Avenue.

Park Avenue Bike Lane

This bike lane connects the east and west sides of the outdoor entertainment area in Downtown Waterloo.

Greenhill Trail

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

Cedar Prairie Trail

The trail runs through suburban areas as well as the Katoski Greenbelt and Robinson Bird Sanctuary.

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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