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Address: Waterloo, IA

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A serene place to visit

Walking or riding a bike on the nature trail is splendid. The trails are clean and well marked. The trails go on and on.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
LINDA M
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WATERLOO
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WATERLOO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking or riding a bike on the nature trail is splendid. The trails are clean and well marked. The trails go on and on.

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Thank LINDA M
Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Stopped by here to hike after the recent flooding. The ground was a bit saturated still, but I was still able to see a great amount of diversity in birds, and specifically waterfowl everywhere.

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Urbana, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We have walked the Cedar Valley Nature trail from Waterloo to Marion and it is just beautiful. There are some benches tucked along the trail now and then, but not at any predictable spacing. There are only a few places to park if you don't start in Cedar Falls, Brandon, Center Point, or Marion, but there are many "field accesses"... More 

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Thank Kathy L
Waterloo, Iowa
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is one of the most excellent biking/hiking trail systems in the state of Iowa. The trails connect the cities of Waterloo/Cedar Falls and Evansdale then you can go on to Cedar Rapids off of the trail in southeastern Waterloo. All paved and its open to cross-country skiing when snow cover is present. This trail goes through Geo Wyth State... More 

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Thank tjschell
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252 reviews
116 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The trail is very nice with great variety of plants and trees. The trail is in good condition and evidently well maintained.

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Thank Yali L
Traer, Iowa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We love to walk on this trail, goes for miles and miles and the scenery is awsome! Used by many in the community and very well maintained.

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Thank Lwinn1968
Waterloo, Iowa
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Many types of trails, through parks downtown, by the river, around Lakes, close to restaurants.Can make a whole day of biking .There are plenty of maps paosted to help navigate your way around if you are not familiar with the trail system. Also other bicyclists would be more than willing to help. Family friendly, many playgrounds.

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Thank Moor4us
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

New rider last year, love to ride the trails, very scenic and a great place to get away and enjoy what mother nature has to offer, looking forward to scheduled improvements, in up coming months.

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Thank Craig G
Waterloo, Iowa
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The Cedar Valley Nature trail extends from Waterloo to Cedar Rapids, with many interconnecting trails that you can switch to. 35 miles of the trail going south from Waterloo is paved with little incline. This is a "rails to trails" project so don't expect any hills. Most of the way from LaPorte City to Cedar Rapids is pea gravel so... More 

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Thank George S
Marion, Iowa
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Beautiful views, enjoy the trails whether your walking or riding a bike we especially enjoy the fall stopping to take family pictures!

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Thank Krystal M

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