Type: Nature Trail
Length: 261 miles
Grade - Gentle Grades
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
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
Location - Where is this Trail?
Sites & Attractions
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)
Planned Mileage: 19 miles -
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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on May 13, 2019.