Blackhawk County Cedar Trails Partnership Resources
Cedar Valley Nature Trail: This 52-mile multi-use trail connects the metro areas of Waterloo/Cedar Falls with Cedar Rapids and many smaller towns in between. It is used for biking, hiking, in-line skating, cross country skiing and nature study. Motorized vehicles and horses are not allowed on the trail. Surfaced with asphalt from Evansdale to McFarlane Park south of La Porte City (16.5 miles), and then compacted limestone, the trail follows the floodplain of the Cedar River through forested areas, wetlands and rolling farmlands, with tree tunnels punctuated by open vistas. A campground is located on the trail at McFarlane Park.
Cedar Falls: Big Woods Loop 8.3 miles
Moments from downtown Cedar Falls, this loop travels around Big Woods Lake and to Black Hawk Park.
Cedar Falls: Cedar River Loop 17 miles
Connecting the downtown areas of Cedar Falls and Waterloo, this loop skirts Washington Park in Cedar Falls, George Wyth State Park and Hartman Reserve.
Cedar Falls: UNI Loop 2.6 miles
Travel along babbling brooks and prairie preserves before entering the University of Northern Iowa campus.
Cedar Falls: Prairie Lakes Loop 10.2 miles
Take a trip to Prairie Lakes Park and enjoy views of the lakes, native prairies, and associated wildlife.
Cedar Falls: Cedar Prairie Loop 19.3 miles
This loop passes by fields, along rolling hills, residential areas, shopping centers, industrial areas, the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, the Katoski Greenbelt, and beside Black Hawk Creek.
Cedar Falls/Waterloo: Riverwalk Loop 3.2 miles