The company's filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is 294588. Linn County no longer charges a fee to use this trail. The surface is smooth and runs through some farmland as well as a good portion of shade trees. Never..Only bikes I rode had engines. The path continues through Waterloo and is clearly marked and through a very pretty part of town, next to the river. This can slow you down a little bit and you need to be extremely cautious. Rent also includes a Key West Fitness membership at no monthly cost! Lower Cedar River Cedar Rapids to Confluence with Iowa River Map 3 Smallmouth bass, rock bass, and walleye can be found in rocky areas of the river between Benton and Cedar county. Running from north to south, Werner Ave (large lot), McCloud Place (small lot), Cedar Lake (mostly on street parking), Sokol Park/Czech Village (on street), and C Street. After passing the Union Pacific mainline overpass it is smooth sailing to the minimal grade connection with the Hoover Trail. This 7.2 mile crushed limestone trail is the oldest National Recreation Trail in Iowa. We were surprised and disappointed (especially since we drove over an hour to get to the trail) to discover that the SE-bound trail ends at McFarlane Park, about 3 miles east of LaPorte City. My sons and I had a great time riding our bikes on the CVNT. On April 16, the Black Hawk County Conservation Board approved their role as the sponsor for the Cedar River and Black Hawk Creek Water Trails in Black Hawk County. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. County Home Road:Access to the Cedar Valley Trail is available at County Home Road, to the east of I-380. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is part of the American Discovery Trail, the only trail for non-motorized use that reaches from coast to coast, covering 6,800 miles through 15 states. Just over the railbridge on Center Point Rd is Riley's on Sylvia Ave. 2 times tress down blocking the rail and 2 other sections where trees were broken off but hanging over the trail. Go 0.3 mile, and turn right onto Kainz Drive; then turn left immediately into the trailhead parking lot. The Cedar River Trail follows the Cedar River from where it enters Lake Washington in the City of Renton upriver to the community of Landsburg at the boundary of the City of Seattle’s Cedar River Watershed. At the northern trailhead on River Road (south of I-380), a paved connector trail joins the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail that leads to a trail system in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. Cedar Valley Nature Trail. An easy one day trip. I headed south from Evansdale toward La Porte City. Explore the best trails in Waterloo, Iowa on TrailLink. Best viewed at 'Original' resolution. The Cedar River Trail is 12.6 miles long and is ten feet wide. About River Trail Apartments. It's very scenic and a nice ride. The excellent new bridge over the Cedar at Evansdale is now open ,as of Summer 2011, and the trail is good all the way to La Porte, will ride the next section soon and report it's condition. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail. Your donation will help us to continue connecting more people to trails around the country. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Troy Tourtellott and is located at 1245 320th St, Nora Springs, IA 50458. 1,321 m white paved path trail. This stretch of trail is paved and was quite an enjoyable ride. Stone arch bridge on the Cedar River Trail over Ely Road in Cedar Rapids Location Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Status Open to traffic History Built 1887 Builders - Cedar Valley Quarry of Cedar Valley, Iowa (Extractor) - Elmer J.C. Bealer of Cedar Valley, Iowa (Stonemason) Railroads - Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN) This River Trail Development condo has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. First 17 miles great. At 16th Avenue Southwest, the trail turns right, crosses over the Cedar River, and then follows it southeast until Tait Cummins Memorial Park, where it passes through a couple tree-lined segments. The trail was closed just past Brandon, but only for a couple hundred feet and we were able to walk bikes around area. We rode this trail this weekend. The Cedar River flows from just north of Austin, MN all the way down to southeast Iowa, where it joins the Iowa River and becomes a major tributary into the Mississippi. Natural Resource Plates From LaPorte City, you’ll head about 3 miles to a new bridge over a second Cedar River crossing (look for the red cedar trees that give the river its name). Cedar Valley access is at the crossing of County Road X-40 over the river, on the north side of the road. The trail follows the river for 17.4 miles, from the Cedar River Watershed’s western boundary at Landsburg, downstream to the mouth of the Cedar River, where it empties into Lake Washington in Renton. Iowa is the Trails Capital of the World Just started riding a bike for the first time since I was 10 and this trail is very enjoyable. The Hotel is a fantastic turn of the century building, with a good restaurant for dinner. Please see the maps in the Iowa DNR Canoe Guide link provided below. A long hot day, badly sun burnt as the trail is exposed most of the way but a memorable start to the upper Midwest riding season. Surface Type: Paved/separated trail. The picnic area is close to the water's edge and near play equipment and a non-motorized boat launch. Where the trail crosses Ely Road and Wright Brothers Boulevard, a plaque explains the area’s unique landscape formed by two distinct landforms: open plains and pahas, hills formed by windblown silt. When the paved trails ended we were expecting crushed limestone, but by Urbana the trails turned to hard dirt and sand in some places. We were hoping to bike the 50-mile roundtrip loop from Evansdale to Brandon and back, but ended up with a 32-mile roundtrip loop. Head wins all the way back. | Easy. Note that the circa 1914 Wolf Creek Bridge in LaPorte City that was closed in 2015 has been rebuilt and is now open for trail traffic. The 67 mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail connects Evansdale to Ely and runs through several small towns. river trail development. Length 3 miElevation gain 29 ftRoute type Loop. Well long story short.Traded a guitar for a decent bike and started going a mile or two here and there.Next thing I knew I was riding ten,twenty mile rides ..and loving it. Experience the sights and sounds of urban wildlife along McCloud's Run, Cedar Lake, and the Cedar River. The Cedar River Greenbelt Trail snakes along the west side of the river between Osage and Mitchell. The new bridge is concrete vs. the old wooden one and has a steel fencing on it. Work is being done to clear it but I imagine it’s going to be a long process you can get Hunting is allowed on publicly owned portions and there is off-road parking at both ends. Covered in leaves. Keep up the great work, Iowa.-Cliff & Bernice", "This is a very nice trail running NW - SE from Waterloo to Cedar Rapids areas. Join us for a ride on Saturday, September 12, or do this short river route on … This apartment community was built in 1997 and has 3 stories with 108 units. The Cedar River Trail stretches for more than 16 miles. The last was paved. That railroad’s bankruptcy in the early 1980s led to the line’s abandonment, and a citizen’s coalition launched efforts to acquire the rail bed for a recreational trail. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Troy Tourtellott and is located at 1245 320th St, Nora Springs, IA 50458. Open to pedestrians. Efforts are underway to repair both bridges and it's hoped that by sometime in 2010 they will be reopened. The trail still has two major bridges over the Cedar River that remain closed due to severe flooding last year. Hotels near Iowa River Landing Sculptor Walk; Hotels near 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse; Hotels near Coralville Old Town Hall; Hotels near Sultans Hookah Bar; Near Airports. There are a couple of highway crossings, but the traffic is usually light. Indian Creek Nature Center is located midway along the trail, about 1/2 mile south of the … AWESOME HIKE, and lots of cool views. Charles City Suspension Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa) Built 1906; destroyed by flash flooding on June 8, … Office Hours Occasional flooding can cause washouts along the trail or damage bridges. View Cedar River Trail North with amenities in a larger map. Surface Type: Paved/separated trail Miles: 13 (for total trail); 5.7 for north part of trail Trail Description: Extends from Cedar Valley Nature Trail to downtown Cedar Rapids (north section) Features & Sites: Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids business districts; all city services, river front, museums, etc. The first two roads were hard packed dirt, smoother than a lot of paved roads I've ridden on. It's closed there, but you can get through if you can carry your bike. The Cedar River Trail runs from Ely Iowa (via the Hoover Trail), through Cedar Rapids via the Czech village and Cedar Lake to the Hiawatha (Boyson Rd) Cedar Valley Trail head. Gateway trails represent those iconic trails that make possible the Great American Rail-Trail in each of the states it connects. It's a good trail in the fact that it's flat so I didn't have to struggle with lots of hills like some other trails around the Cedar Valley. The trail offers a number of activity options. The CRC also houses the Mitchell County Historical Museum and theatre which hosts various concerts and theatrical performances year-round. Restrooms are available at Cedar Lake. The Linn County Conservation Board quit charging a user fee for the Cedar Valley Nature Trail a long time ago. After 2.5 miles (Ely Road becomes State St. for 1.5 miles and then becomes Ely Road again), turn left onto Seven Sisters Road. A crushed limestone trail, the Cedar River Greenbelt travels 4 miles along the Cedar River from Interstate Park in the city of Mitchell to Falk Wildlife Area, which is 1.5 miles west of Osage. Charley Western Trail - Cedar River Bridge Posted April 13, 2017, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com) We've had some spring flooding in the past few years, but no significant flooding on the cedar this spring that I've heard of. Had a BLAST and will return to go from Brandon to Evansdale when the trail is fixed. Boyson Road: Access to the Hiawatha Trail-head parking area for the Cedar Valley Nature Trail is from Kainz Drive - just south of Boyson Road. Since the ground was still a bit soft and we had road bikes, we detoured into Center Point as follows: right 0.3 miles on Schultz, left 1.1 miles on Fay Road, and right 1.0 miles on Center Point Road. This is a great asset for any community and hope more people get out and find how enjoyable this is..just like I did. We started in Cedar Rapids - very nice new Double Tree hotel (GOOD BREAKFAST) and it is right on the trail. Due to the Flood of 2008, there have been quite a few detours on the eastside of downtown Cedar Rapids. Cedar Trail Village is located in Hiawatha, Iowa in the 52233 zip code. It was supposed to make regular runs between the two cities, but never returned. Cedar River Loop is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Falls, Iowa that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. There are additional boat ramps at various points between these two. Look for the trailhead on the left. Trail users need to cross the Highway 9 bridge and travel on Spring Park Road to reach Spring Park and the Harry Cook Trail, which winds along the Cedar River and Sugar Creek. The stretch from the 14th Street bridge south to the plastic box village south of US 30 disappears into the woods; and roadies can enjoy unwinding as if they were on the open road since, even on a nice Saturday in early April, there seemed to be very few slow riders and walker on this stretch. Myself and two friends hiked from Hiawatha to Brandon. 52 miles - Cedar Valley Nature Trail connects Waterloo/Cedar Falls with Cedar Rapids and many towns in between. When we ride in Cedar Rapids in Hiawatha there are quite a few streets to cross that are fairly busy. There is a convenience store a few blocks south and west of the trail's end. At the south trail head it provides access to the Cedar River trail system in Cedar Rapids and to the north access to the extensive Waterloo / Cedar Falls trail system. This site is uniquely situated between the Cedar Valley Nature Trail and the Cedar River. The trail has a small parking lot at the edge of Ely, where the addition of a water supply would be helpful. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is one of the pioneer “linear parks” in Iowa. Resources: Iowa's Dept of Natural Resources has published an excellent guide to in-state canoeing. The 69-mile trail comprises three former trails—the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Cedar River Trail and parts of the Hoover Nature Trail—which merged in Spring 2017. Another good place to find walleye and smallmouth bass is the area between Benton County and Wildcat Bluff. Newbo City Market is currently open Thurs thru Sunday - check for hours, as they change seasonally. W. Go 3.8 miles, and turn right onto Ely Road. Center Point Depot:The historic depot and associated parking lot/trail access is located between E. Washington and … Built 1884 by Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. Our goal was the Blackhawk Hotel in Cedar Falls and after a couple of wrong turns on the West side of the river we pulled in about 7:45. You can see some of my short Cedar River trail videos here http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaeG0koXJBkCmi2XDUH-N45gLq65xoGXW . We now ride on this trail a minimum of three /four times a week and love every minute of it. At La Porte the trail is paved again however we did not find any place to refill our water bottles until Evensdale. This time we drove to Cedar Rapids from central Illinois to meet relatives from the Twin Cities for a ride on the Cedar Valley and Cedar River trails. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. ... Search Cedar Valley Nature Trail Businesses. Great eastern Iowa resource - highly recommended! The trail follows the river and NewBo is just two blocks to the east. A month later the steamboat left for St. Louis, loaded with wheat. From the Park to Center Point, the trail’s surface is compacted limestone. Don't be fooled it is a hard ride for the next 25 miles and our speed dropped into low single digits. Cedar River Trail Park Map and Directions (external link) Cedar River and North 6th Street, across from Renton Airport. Experience America’s Heartland up close on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail through eastern Iowa. Trail was mostly flat. It's an old rail trail, so it's flat. CAN'T WAIT! For our second RAGBRAI Roadshow Bike Ride, we'll hop on the Cedar River Trail from the Kickstand in Cedar Rapids. Depending on where you go on the river there are really exceptional views; sometimes you will see bald eagles. Four mile limestone trail that parallels the west side of the Cedar River from Interstate Park at Mitchell to Falk's Wildlife Area 1.5 miles west of Osage at the Mitchell County Headquarters and Cedar Bridge Park location. I hope they plan on fixing these issues so that the trail is in better shape. It was built on the abandoned Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern (WCF&N) railroad right-of-way in the early 1980’s. It’s well maintained and has stops all along the trail. George Wyth Memorial State Park. In Gilbertville, the old brick railroad depot remains standing at the trailhead here and is quite a neat building. About half the 52 mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail is blacktop and works well for road bikes, skaters, etc. The temperature was in the upper 90's, but on the tree lined trail you would have thought it was mid 80's. As far as stops go, my favorite are the taverns in Gilbertville and La Porte City. Surfaced with asphalt from Evansdale to McFarlane Park east of La Porte City and then compacted limestone, the trail follows the floodplain of the Cedar River. Would definitely recommend for the entire family. An additional segment was constructed extending the trail along Ely Road to the Linn County southern border at Seven Sisters Road where it meets the Hoover Nature Trail. The Cedar River Greenbelt Trail and Harry Cook Nature Trail are separated by a half-mile gap. Once all planning is complete, County Conservation staff will coordinate with the Iowa DNR on a variety of water trails … The trails include the familiar and scenic Cedar River Valley Trail, which showcases some of Iowa's historic industry. The Cedar River Complex is also home to a state-of-the-art wellness center including gym, elevated walking trail, weights, numerous fitness and wellness classes and racquetball courts. They are open 6 days a week, staying open until 8:30 on Monday and Thursday in season. Cedar River Trail To Cedar Valley Nature Trail is a 57.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cedar Rapids, Iowa that features a river and is rated as moderate. One of the reasons I love it so much is because of the CVT.At first only a short bit (going north out of Hiawatha) was paved and I liked the natural feel of the trail and just going for no other reason than to go. The trail is great but even in the parking lot off Boyson Rd in broad daylight on a busy Sunday--some creep broke my car window to steal my daughters cell phone. Stone arch bridge on the Cedar River Trail over Ely Road in Cedar Rapids Location Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Status Open to traffic History Built 1887 Builders - Cedar Valley Quarry of Cedar Valley, Iowa (Extractor) - Elmer J.C. Bealer of Cedar Valley, Iowa (Stonemason) Railroads - Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN) 20 mi 541 ft elev +  Sign in to save Story. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to cycle on a portion of the CVNT for the first time. Rent includes garbage. Cedar River Trail Park (external link) City of Renton, River mile .63. The paved trail's north end connects with the Cedar River Trail in a very smooth trasition and runs into the town of Ely. Cedar River Trail ride from Cedar Rapids (Czech Village) to Hiawatha (Boyson Rd), plus a side trip around the Cedar … Continue south past Cedar Lake to a 7-block stretch in downtown Cedar Rapids, host to a variety of restaurants, cultural attractions and bars. At 17.4 miles in length the CRT is a paved, off-road trail for the first 12.3 miles, and features a soft surface for the last five miles. Absolutely wonderful trail! Only negatives are the busy road crossings. River levels and flows on Iowa River Levels can be found at USGS. Cedar Lake Park, Nashua, IA 50658 Chickasaw County (portage dam on left) GPS coordinates, latitude, longitude: 42.95638,-92.535427 Take out above the dam on river left and carry across the street and down to the river. The south part of the trail is paved to within about two miles of Center Point. The only other exception is Czech Village south of downtown at the 14th Street Bridge, where there are quite a few restaurants and bars. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is one of the pioneer "linear parks" in Iowa. At 17.4 miles in length the CRT is a paved, off-road trail for the first 12.3 miles, and features a soft surface for the last five miles. In June we rode from Cedar Rapids to Cedar Falls via the Cedar Valley Nature Trail (and back...2 day trip). The trail follows the Cedar River and Indian Creek on the southeast side of Cedar Rapids. The Cedar River Trail follows the Cedar River from where it enters Lake Washington in the City of Renton upriver to the community of Landsburg at the boundary of the City of Seattle’s Cedar River Watershed. There is a local bike shop just north of the trail on 2nd Ave SE. So far I've got videos of most of the trail except for the section between Urbana & McFarlane Park and I've been very impressed. There’s two spots you need to detour around, LaPort City’s bridge has been closed for years and has no signs of being fixed and just west of Center Point they are actively installing a bridge over a creek. We have never ridden past Center point so I don’t know what the trail is like after that however the trail is in excellent condition and a joy to ride from Ely to Center Point. I did almost 27 miles and greatly enjoyed it! the Cedar River to Waterloo. Some amenities are within walking distance. This is a very nice trail, a lot of nature on parts of it! However there is a part of the trail closer to Evansdale that is gone in which you have to take your bike on a little dirt path to continue riding. You can get on the trail there and ride towards Waterloo but can not go south. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail runs through wetlands, forested land, and farmland. Water is available at Cedar Lake, Sokol Park and C street. This summer I’ve been exploring the Cedar Valley Trail system to practice with my new helmet cam prior to a Colorado trip. There is a very nice rest area with rest room at a tiny community called Lafayette, which does not appear on any maps I've seen, but does show up on the trail brochure's mileage chart. Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle. Water Trails. Google Local / CJ Flynn The Heart of Iowa Trail is another part of the pathway across the country — and this trail is known for its serene natural beauty. Summary: Nice trail but watch that middle section .. it's a bear! This trail is a gateway to the Great American Rail-Trail, a nearly 4,000 mile developing trail that will connect the country from Washington, D.C., to Washington state. Two major bridges over the Cedar River in Black Hawk County remain closed due to the 2008 flood. native grasses and wildflowers have been established along sections of the trail and offer vivid floral displays of nativeIowa prairie. The trails wind through wooded areas, shady parks, along streams, the Cedar River, and downtown Cedar Rapids. It’s … Beautiful ride. In early June during their spawn- Surface Type: Paved/Street and Sidewalk Miles: 1.6 (shares one leg with Cedar River Trail Trail Description: Paved trail around Cedar Lake Features & Sites: Shares one leg with Cedar River Trail. The limestone trail is suitable for walking, jogging, biking and horseback riding. Unless you’re the hardy type A lot of trees down about half miles worth near the Wright brothers intersection. We cycled from the north end, parking in a residential area on the south side of the Cedar River near Evansdale and biked down to LaPorte City where we turned back around. Trail Description: Extends from Cedar Rapids downtown to south side of Cedar Rapids to Hoover Trail (south section) Features & Sites: Cedar Rapids business districts; all city services, river front, museums, etc. An old Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot is located in the railyard, and a Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway station dating from 1912 is located at the corner of Main and Locust streets. BIKEIOWA is connecting cyclists with Iowa communities and making Iowa a better place to ride your bicycle with the most comprehensive Event and Race calendar, News, Features, Reviews, RAGBRAI and Team and Club information on the planet. The Cedar River flows from just north of Austin, MN all the way down to southeast Iowa, where it joins the Iowa River and becomes a major tributary into the Mississippi. Over the years when traveling through the area, we had biked from the northern end at Evendale as far south as Center Point. There are many parking areas along the trail. We did all of the route during the summer of 2012, but had to circumvent the bridge. The Raccoon River Valley Trail is an 89-mile trail running from Waukee to Jefferson, IA. The description says 52 miles however it is very hard to tell where that measurement takes its start and end points from ground level. On each side of the street there are bollards that activate flashing strobes in the street as you pass between them. This is one of my favorite rides. Deerwood Campground & Park. You’ll then head east along oxbow lakes and through woodlands to two rural towns, Brandon and Urbana, both of which have markets. There are additional boat ramps at various points between these two. Most trails are surfaced with crushed limestone. The trail follows the river for 17.4 miles, from the Cedar River Watershed’s western boundary at Landsburg, downstream to the mouth of the Cedar River, where it … 4 mi. Real nice trail, hard packed and well taken care of. On the return trip we took roads from LaPorte City to Urbana and then hopped back on the trail. There are a few places downtown, and a good place to make a detour is 3rd Street SE in the New Bohemia section of Cedar Rapids. 52 miles - Cedar Valley Nature Trail connects Waterloo/Cedar Falls with Cedar Rapids and many towns in between. The trail runs below power lines as it heads into town; note that the Boyson Road trailhead offers a bike repair station as well as water, restrooms, and parking. This apartment community was built in 1997 and has 3 stories with 108 units. It offers excellent river and fishery viewing as well as bird and wildlife watching. Parts of the trail are landscaped with grasses and wildflowers native to the Iowa prairie, providing habitat for the varied songbirds and mammals that live along the corridor; it is not uncommon to see Iowa’s state bird, the American Goldfinch. ", TrailLink is a free service provided by Rails-to-Trails conservancy, We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors, River Road and I-380 (Evansdale) and Seven Sisters Road and Ely Road (Ely), City that was closed in 2015 has been rebuilt and is now open for trail traffic. We saw deer and other animals. A paddle through the Cedar River Preserve is the perfect place to view stunning yellow pond lilies, see a mink slip into the water or watch an osprey dive for its dinner. We did not do the return ride - I took a taxi back to CR, got the car and drove back to pick up the bikes. We took roads from LaPorte City in early June during their spawn- the Cedar.! 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