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Type: Nature Trail

Length: 9 miles

Surface: Paved


Condition

Above Average

Grade - Gentle Grades


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Description



The Cedar Prairie Trail is an important component of the extensive the Cedar Valley Trail system. The paved pathway runs between the South Riverside Trail at Waterloo Road in Cedar Falls and the Sergeant Road Trail along Sergeant Road/US 63, just north of Shaulis Road in Waterloo. The trail travels over gently rolling hills, past a few suburban neighborhoods, shopping centers, light industrial areas, and the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex before entering the Katoski Greenbelt, a beautiful, tree-lined path through the Black Hawk Creek corridor.

This trail makes up part of the Cedar Prairie Loop which also utilizes the Greenhill Trail, Sergeant Road Trail, and South Riverside Trail to create a 19.3 mile loop through Cedar Falls and Waterloo. 


Location - Where is this Trail?

The trail begins on Grand Blvd in Cedar Falls and ends at Sergeant Road/Hwy 63 in Waterloo. 


Trailheads

  • Mid-way trailhead - Nordic Ridge Park south of the Mayors Pedestrian Bridge at the intersection of Quesada Ave & Kael Trail


Sites & Attractions

The trail also goes through Robinson Bird Sanctuary. (Per TrailLink)


The Leonard Katoski Greenbelt Park includes several miles of soft trails for biking, hiking, and cross country skiing.  

History of the Trail

The Katoski Greenbelt served as a passage for Native Americans and was one of the first wagon roads in the area.


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This trail was last edited by CedarFallsVisitor on May 29.

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Past Events

Cedar Valley Pedal Fest** CANCELLED

5 Saturday Sep 2020
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,282

Cedar Valley Pedal Fest

1 Saturday Jul 2017 - 2 Sunday Jul 2017
  • CEDAR FALLS, IA
  • Other
  •    25,344

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

30 Wednesday Sep 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    15,517

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

23 Wednesday Sep 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    11,418

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

16 Wednesday Sep 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    8,724

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

9 Wednesday Sep 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    8,345

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

2 Wednesday Sep 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    7,270

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

26 Wednesday Aug 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    5,994

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

19 Wednesday Aug 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    5,492

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

12 Wednesday Aug 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    5,278

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

5 Wednesday Aug 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    4,365

Cedar Valley Cyclists W.O.W (Wednesdays on Wheels) Ride

29 Wednesday Jul 2015
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Road
  •    3,485

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Peddling and pedaling drives Cedar Falls bike shop owner

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  • Sat January 10 2015
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BIKEIOWA Road Trip 2014 - Day 2

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BIKEIOWA Road Trip 2014 - Day 1

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18th Annual Cedar Valley Trails Festival

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  • Thu August 8 2013
  •   17,857
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Cedar Valley Trails smart phone app released

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  • Wed August 1 2012
  •   10,794
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17th Annual Cedar Trails Festival

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  • Thu July 26 2012
  •   10,546
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Bike Tech joins as BIKEIOWA Sponsor

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  • Sun July 15 2012
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