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Type: Nature Trail

Length: 14 miles

Surface: Paved

Superb, asphalt, concrete, some limited road sharing


Condition

Awesome Shape

Grade - Gentle Grades


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Description

The glorious Cedar Valley Lakes Trail (CVLT)  concrete/asphalt trail connects Evansdale with Cedar Falls via Waterloo & George Wyth State park continuing to Black Hawk Park .

 

You can see appreciate some of the CVLT’s scenic diversity here in this high speed 12 mile POV bike ride from Evansdale to Cedar Falls


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It’s part of the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail Network a 120 miles trail system that includes numerous trails connecting with local recreation areas including Black Hawk Park, Cedar Bend Park, Prairie Lakes Park, Big Woods Lake, Hartman Reserve Nature Center and Katoski Greenbelt. This system is quite complex and it's easy to get lost. Fortunately there are some great resources on the Cedar Falls Tourism site here.  You can download a PDF map of the whole system, order a free paper version, or download an interactive trail map app for your smart phone. You can also scout the trail system ahead of time on Google Earth using biking directions.

 


Location - Where is this Trail?

Waterloo / Cedar Falls area Iowa


Trailheads

  • Evansdale River Rd (also access to 52 mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail)
  • Evansdale Lafayette Avenue
  • Waterloo - Multiple access points
  • Cedar Falls - Multiple access points


Sites & Attractions

  • Waterloo downtown
  • George Wyth State Park
  • Cedar Falls North Main

History of the Trail

The Cedar Valley Lakes Trail follows a heavily wooded route along the Cedar River, passing Alice Wyth Lake, Fisher Lake, George Wyth Lake and Brinker Lake. The opportunities for recreation are limitless, with fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming and more to entice outdoor enthusiasts. This paved pathway connecting Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Evansdale is also part of a 110-mile regional network of trails. (source)


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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on May 13.

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