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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
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

West 1st Street Trail - Cedar Falls

1.5 mi
10 min
Route Type
Trail Details
Type: Paved Trail
State: Iowa
Counties: Black Hawk
Category: Urban

West 1st Street Trail - Cedar Falls

The West 1st Street Trail is a 1.5-mile, multi-use, side path trail connecting Hudson Road with Union Road in the northwest side Cedar Falls. It is part of the Hudson Road/Union Road Loop.

The trail turns into a sidewalk on its east end, going into downtown Cedar Falls. With care, this will connect your to the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail and the rest of the trail system.

Parking and Trail Access

W. 1st Street Trail

No dedicated trail parking is available for this path. Parking may be available on-street, but be sure to follow any posted parking signs. Those with parking permits for the University of Northern Iowa may park at any of the numerous parking lots around the sports facilities off of Hudson Road. The trail is easily reached on the north end of Hudson Road in Cedar Falls.

Trail Activities

What you can do




Roller Skating

Nearby Amenities

Useful features & facilities



Wheelchair Accessible

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Connecting Trails

Union Road Trail

The Union Road Trail is a two-mile side path trail in Cedar Falls connecting W. 1st Street and W. 27th Street.

Hudson Road Trail

A multi-use side path that runs from University Avenue to 1st Street along Hudson Road in Cedar Falls.

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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