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Chichaqua Valley Trail

The Chichaqua Valley Trail begins just east of Bondurant on NE 88th Street and extends for 20 miles to the Jasper County town of Baxter at State Street, passing through the small communities of Ira, Mingo and Valeria along the way. This trail is paved from beginning to end, making it popular with rollerbladers as […]

Charles Western Recreational Trailway

The Charles Western Recreational Trailways is an inter-city trail with in Charles City, featuring a scenic view from a bridge overlooking the Cedar River and the beautiful plantings in the Friends Garden. Expansion of the trail extends to other paved routes throughout our community totaling a trailway system of just over 5 miles. The surface […]

Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Distance: 51.3 miles Elevation: 911′ Route Type: Trail Surface:  Paved from Hiawatha to Center Point; Limestone from Center Point to LaPorte Citye; Paved from Laporte City to Evansdale Evansdale, Iowa is connected to northern Cedar Rapids via the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, one of the nation’s very first rail trails. The 52 mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail […]

Cedar River Trail

Distance: 16 miles Elevation: 310′ Route Type: Trail Surface: Paved The Cedar River Trail is a 16 mile inter-city asphalt paved trail follows the McCloud Run Creek in Cedar Rapids and the Cedar River extending from Cedar Valley Nature Trail in Hiawatha at the north end to the Hoover Trail in Ely at the south […]

Cedar River Greenbelt & Harry Cook Trails

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation: 421′ Route Type: Trail Surface: Limestone The Cedar River Greenbelt Trail Network consists of the Cedar Valley and Harry Cook trails, plus the Spring Park Connection. The Cedar River Greenbelt is a 4 mile limestone trail that parallels the west side of the Cedar River from Interstate Park at Mitchell to […]

Boone River Recreation Trail


Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation: 124′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete The Boone River Recreational Trail in Hamilton County is a 5.7 mile trail that runs from Webster City Country Club in the north part of the city limits to Briggs Woods Park in the south of the city limits. The trail winds along the […]

High Trestle Trail


The High Trestle Trail needs to be on your bucket list if you are ever riding a bicycle in Iowa. This paved trail has become a very popular ride. The 25 mile trail runs from Ankeny, Iowa to Woodward, Iowa. The highlight of the ride is the iconic High Trestle Bridge between Madrid and Woodward. […]

Ames Trail System

The Ames Trail System is an inter-city system with many routes and a length of 55 miles. The routes consist of Shared Use Paths, On Street Bike Lanes and Bike Friendly Streets. The surface is Asphalt or Concrete, depending on the trail used.

Wabash Trace

The Wabash Trace Nature Trails is a 63 mile limestone/asphalt trail that runs through Iowa’s scenic and unique Loess Hills, a geological formation found to this great extent only in Iowa and China. Because the trail follows an old railroad corridor, slopes are gentle throughout. Trail users through the northern sections—from Council Bluffs to Shenandoah—are […]