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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, 2020.

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