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Bicycling in the State of Iowa
on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail
This is a 52-mile rail trail with end points at
Hiawatha, which is a suburb of Cedar Rapids,
and Evansdale, which is a suburb of Waterloo.
This is said to be the longest trail in the
country that links two metropolitan areas.
Because of this, we expected the trail to
go through heavily populated areas.
How wrong we were! We soon discovered
that the name "Nature Trail" was justified.
It is a nationally designated recreation trail and
an excellent place to spot wildlife, including deer,
badgers, wild turkeys and many varieties of birds.
It's paved for the first 15 miles or so on the north
end, the remainder is hard packed limestone.
Trees shade most of the way, with views of the
Cedar River and a few open spaces so one can
enjoy the beautiful Iowa corn and bean fields.
This is beautiful trail if you are in the area, dont miss it.
For more information, check out the
Cedar Valley Trail Website. It has all the information you need,
including a map.