The Cedar Falls / Waterloo area has established itself as an exciting destination for trails. With over 110 miles of hard-surfaced, multi-use trails, an abundance of soft trails, and emerging water trails, it’s no wonder why the Cedar Valley Trails was named Iowa’s Outstanding Tourism Attraction this year!

Choose your adventure

a unique feature of the Cedar Valley Trails is that it’s a system of loops, allowing visitors to choose their adventure – whether it’s a one mile stroll around the lake, a ten mile run through George Wyth State Park, a 50 mile cruise around the Valley, or a hop from one restaurant or bar to another in historic downtown Cedar Falls, a variety of excursions are here to be experienced. Click here to view an interactive trail map.

We’re also Bicycle Friendly!

Cedar Falls was the first Bicycle Friendly Community recognized in Iowa by the American League of Bicyclists in 2009.

Great Features

Other great features of the Cedar Valley Trails are the Prairie Pathways signage system, emergency locator signage and the Cedar Trails Patrol. The trails have truly been incorporated into the community lining the Cedar River, looping around lakes, crossing streams, connecting to both downtown entertainment districts, historic museums, hotels, restaurants and bars. Prairie Pathways is a system of 78+ signs that provide way finding and interpretation of significant points along the trails, sharing the story of how the Cedar Valley was settled and grew to one of Iowa’s most prominent metropolitan areas. A system of emergency signage can also be found throughout the system making it easier to direct emergency services to your specific location should an accident occur. The Cedar Valley Trails Patrol is a group of 25 members trained in rudimentary bicycle repairs and first aid. These dedicated volunteers serve as ambassadors and collectively provide an average of 300 hours of service on the trails each year.

Want a map?

Visit or call 800-845-1955 for help planning your visit!

A digital version of the map can be downloaded here:
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