Tag Archives: East Central

Cedar Valley Trail System

Distance: 110+ miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Paved, Unpaved Cities on Route: Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson, Evansdale The Cedar Valley Trial system is run by the Cedar Trails Partnership and consists of over 110 miles of paved and unpaved trails, soft trails and emerging water trails. The system was named Iowa’s Outstanding Tourism […]

Solon Trail

Distance: 10 miles Elevation: 252′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Solon With a 10 mile distance out and back, the Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail includes scenery all along Lake Macbride as well as the quaint town of Solon. The west end of the trail begins in Lake Macbride State Park […]

Sac and Fox Trail

Distance: 7.4 miles Elevation: 111′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Cedar Rapids A beautiful trek along the Cedar River and Indian Creek, the Sac and Fox Trail is just over 7 miles of mostly level, primarily crushed limestone surface. This trail is popular with cyclists as well as cross […]

Rock Creek Recreational Trail


Distance: 18.3 miles Elevation: 832′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Grinnell A fully paved 18 mile ride that leads to Rock Creek State Park via downtown Grinnell, Iowa, the Rock Creek Recreational Trail boasts low traffic, low climbs as well as beautiful scenery. Get an early start with your favorite hot […]

Raccoon River Valley Trail


Distance: 92.8 miles Elevation: 1,624′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Clive, Jefferson, Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Perry, Minburn, Yale The ultimate Iowa experience on a bike, the Racoon River Valley Trail is a 90 plus mile span with a 72 mile interior loop, consisting of woodland vistas, prairie landscapes, thriving […]

Old Creamery Trail

Distance: 15.4 miles Elevation: 284′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel Cities on Route: Dysart, Garrison, Vinton The Old Creamery Trail is just as picturesque as it sounds; traversing through Iowa’s farming communities among cultivated fields and farmland. With plenty of shady, mature trees, this former railroad bed is easy to ride […]

Heritage Trail

Distance: 28.8 miles Elevation: 755′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Dubuque, Farley, Dyersville Explore the Little Maquoketa River valley as you travel along this almost 30 mile long trail from Dubuque to Dyersville. This portion of Iowa is home to the Driftless Area, a portion of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota along […]

Duck Creek Parkway

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation: 67′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Davenport, Bettendorf Duck Creek Recreational Trail, sometimes referred to as Duck Creek Parkway Trial, travels through a city in the Quad Cities region of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. An important transportation hub along the banks of the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities […]

Clinton Discovery Trail

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation: 21′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Clinton Make the most of Clinton’s breathtaking scenery along the Mississippi River on the Clinton Discovery Trail. Enjoy scenic river bluff views and two of the city’s landmarks; Ashford University Baseball Field and Clinton Showboat Theater. Frequent barge traffic is also an […]

Comet Trail

Distance: 9.7 miles Elevation: 63′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Conrad, Beaman, Gladbrook Built from an abandoned Chicago Northwestern Railroad bed, the Comet Trail runs 7 miles with one trailhead in Conrad at the City Park. Traversing through rural landscapes and farmland, with rolling prairies and woodlands to provide interest, the Comet […]