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Iowa

Cedar Valley Nature Trail

photo: The Cedar Valley Nature Trail hiking trail at Sugar Bottom Recreation Area and campground near North Liberty, Iowa. Photo by Tony Webster.

Length: 52.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Rail Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Connects the Linn County Metro area to Waterloo, IA
State(s): Iowa
Counties: Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Linn
Longitude: -91.67815
Latitude: 42.04313

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Description

Abandoned Illinois Central Gulf railroad between Evansdale and Hiawatha. Follows Cedar River bottom lands, along forested banks of the river and rolling farmlands, broken up by stream valleys and small towns.

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is owned and managed by two different County Conservation Boards. The northern 26 miles from Evansdale Iowa to the Benton/Buchanan County line is Black Hawk County Conservation and the southern 26 miles from the Benton/Buchanan County line to Hiawatha is Linn County Conservation.


Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Concrete
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1984

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Linn County
Website: Black Hawk County Parks

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Black Hawk Co. Conservation Board
1346 W. Airline Highway
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-7275
[email protected]

Trail Management:
Linn-County Conservation Board
10260 Morris Hills Road
Toddville, IA 52341 [email protected]

 

Photos

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail hiking trail at Sugar Bottom Recreation Area and campground near North Liberty, Iowa. Photo by Tony Webster.

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail hiking trail at Sugar Bottom Recreation Area and campground near North Liberty, Iowa. Photo by Tony Webster.

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