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Type: Urban Trail

Length: 10 miles

Surface: Paved

Older section is asphalt and newer section is concrete. Newer sections are in excellent condition. Asphalt sections are average.


Condition

Above Average

Grade - Gentle Grades


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Description

This trail is part of the extensive Cedar Valley Trails system with over 130 miles of paved trails. This trail follows the south side of the Cedar River in Cedar Falls and Waterloo. The trail is very scenic with much of it being in the shade. There is a break in the trail for a short segment in downtown Waterloo then ends at the beautiful Riverview Recreation Area. In downtown Waterloo you can connect to either the 218 Trail or the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail to reconnect to the South Riverside Trail.

Cedar Falls trail connections:
  • 1st Street Trail
  • Big Woods Trail
  • Cedar Valley Lakes Trail
  • Cedar Prairie Trail
Waterloo trail connections:
  • 218 Trail
  • Greenhill Trail
  • Cedar Valley Lakes Trail
  • Sergeant Road Trail

When this video was shot the trail was about 4.5 miles long, although the video shows the easy access from downtown Waterloo on the Cedar Valley Trails system a journey of about 8.5 miles.


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Location - Where is this Trail?

The South Riverside Trail runs from downtown Cedar Falls at the Peter Melendy Park to the Riverview Recreation Area in southeast Waterloo


Trailheads

  • Cedar Falls - Gateway Park, Washington Park, Pfeiffer Springs Park
  • Waterloo - Sherwood Park, Downtown Waterloo, Riverview Recreation Area


Sites & Attractions

  • Bullfrog Bayou Area
  • Hartman Reserve Nature Center
  • George Wyth State Park
  • Cedar Falls Downtown Historic District
  • Sherwood Park
  • Waterloo Downtown
  • Waterloo Center for the Arts
  • Phelps Youth Pavilion
  • Grout Museum District
  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
  • John Deere Museum
  • Riverview Recreation Area

History of the Trail

The South Riverside Trail is part of the Cedar Valley Trails system.


Contributors

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This trail was last edited by CedarFallsVisitor on Jun 17.

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