Rideworthy Routes

With more than 1,800 miles of biking trails, the great outdoors really doesn’t get any greater than in Iowa. Check out some of our regional and nationally recognized routes – and then put the pedal to the pavement!

EASTERN IOWA

Cedar Valley Nature Trail
Cedar Falls/Waterloo to Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids
Enjoy 52 miles of biking trail, known for its breathtaking views of a wide variety of birds and flowers.

 

Duck Creek Trail
Quad Cities
This 12-mile urban greenbelt meanders through native woodlands, wetlands, urban housing areas, two golf courses and eight city parks. Have you grabbed your bike yet?

 

Heritage Trail
Dubuque to Dyersville
With a crushed limestone surface, you’ll love passing through deep rugged woodlands, sheer limestone bluffs, wetland communities and prairies on this 26-mile trail.

 

Prairie Farmer Trail
Cresco to Calmar

Feel the wind in your hair as you glide across 20 miles of wonderful asphalt trail from Cresco to Calmar.
 

Trout Run Trail
Decorah
Be sure to pedal the Trout Run Trail. After all, where else can you see a trout hatchery, beautiful works of art and bald eagles on your bike ride?


 

CENTRAL IOWA

Raccoon River Valley Trail
Clive, Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Panora, Yale, Jefferson, Perry

When you get tired of pedaling, just make a pit stop at one of the many restaurants and bars found just off this 89-mile trail.
 

High Trestle Trail
Ankeny to Woodward/Madrid
If you haven’t biked across the High Trestle Trail’s 13-story, architecturally stunning bridge, make your way there – and soon. You’ll be wowed by the views.


 

WESTERN IOWA

Dickinson County Trails
Okoboji area

Dickinson County Trails are a definite do for any biking enthusiast. Take a day to explore the trails that put Dickinson County on the map.

Sauk Rail Trail
Carroll

Thirty-three miles of beautiful trail are awaiting you at the Sauk Rail Trail, where benches, shelters, bars and restaurants greet you along the way.
 

Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Council Bluffs to Blanchard (Missouri border)
You’ll journey 62 miles through the scenic Iowa countryside when you pedal along the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, one of Iowa’s premier trails.

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