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Type: Nature Trail

Length: 261 miles

Surface: Mix


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Grade - Gentle Grades


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Description

The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) is a world-class bicycle trail that will follow the Mississippi River all the way from its headwaters in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The trail is partially completed; much of it is still in the planning and development stages. When complete, the MRT will link over 2,000 miles of recreational trails through 10 states, including 280 miles in Iowa.

15 organizations in Iowa and Illinois came together to jointly promote the middle Mississippi River Valley region in a new initiative announced on April 12, 2010.

The new Travel Mississippi River partnership is comprised of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Chambers of Commerce along the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois from Dubuque, Iowa, south to Quincy, Illinois.


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History of the Trail

The Mississippi River Trail in Scott County resembles the setting of a Mark Twain novel as it travels 13.5 miles along its namesake within sight of barges, riverboats, and marine-related businesses and activities. The paved trail (part of the larger 3,000-mile Mississippi River Trail system)—comprising riverfront sections in Bettendorf, East Davenport, Davenport and Riverdale—also provides a platform to enjoy the riverfront parks, festivals and music events in Davenport that have added a spark to the revitalization of the Quad Cities. In addition to connecting with the 13-mile Duck Creek Recreational Trail in Bettendorf, trail users can also link up with 62-mile Great River Trail, across the river in Illinois, which reaches Savanna. (source)


Future Plans

Planned Mileage: 19 miles -


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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on May 13.

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Tour De Brew QC

4 Saturday May 2019
  • Davenport, IA
  • Party Ride
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Tour de Brew QC

5 Saturday May 2018
  • Rock Island, IL
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  •    3,272

Bike & Parts Swap Meet and Outdoor Gear Sale

11 Sunday Mar 2018
  • Davenport, IA
  • Expo/Sales/Swap
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Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

28 Thursday Sep 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
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Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

24 Thursday Aug 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
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Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

27 Thursday Jul 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
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Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

22 Thursday Jun 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
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Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

25 Thursday May 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
  •    10,276

Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

27 Thursday Apr 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
  •    10,467

Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

23 Thursday Mar 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
  •    10,538

Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

23 Thursday Feb 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
  •    9,073

Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BBPAC) Monthly Meeting

28 Saturday Jan 2017
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Meeting
  •    8,452

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