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

Trolley Car Trail

2 mi
Distance
15 Min
Time
Asphalt, Gravel
Surface
Greenway, Rail Trail
Route Type
Trail Details
Type: Rail Trail
State: Iowa
Counties: Black Hawk
Category: Greenway

Trolley Car Trail

Named for the light rail line that once ran between downtown Waterloo and Cedar Falls in the 1940s and 50s, this pretty trail runs for about two miles along that old rail grade.

The trail parallels Rainbow Drive, linking Grand Boulevard just west of Hackett Road, with Ansborough Avenue near the Cattle Congress grounds. The trail is unpaved for the first quarter mile at Grand Boulevard, but becomes paved at Green Hill Trail and continues that way to Ansborough. 

Trolley Car Trail

Parking for this trail is available at the small lot just north of Rainbow Drive on North Hackett Road past the Viaduct.

  • Castle Hill Park
  • The Hippodrome
  • Cattle Congress
  • Electric Park Ballroom
Trail Activities

What you can do

Biking

Running

Walking

Hiking

Roller Skating

Nearby Amenities

Useful features & facilities

Parking

Shade

Bicycle Repair Stations

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 along Greenhill Rd.

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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