Cedar Valley Nature Trail

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is one of the pioneer “linear parks” in Iowa. It was built on the abandoned Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern (WCF&N) railroad right-of-way in the early 1980s. Spanning four counties, the 52-mile trail meanders between Waterloo and Cedar Rapids.

Trail follows the Cedar River bottomlands, along forested banks and open vistas. Northern part of the trail is a designated Important Bird Area.


TRAIL USES: Biking, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Nature Observation

LENGTH: 52 miles

SURFACE: Crushed Limestone & Asphalt