The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department maintains walking trails throughout the park system as well as recreational trails in the city. The trails wind through wooded areas, shady parks, along streams, the Cedar River, and downtown Cedar Rapids. Most trails are surfaced with crushed limestone. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail and Cedar Lake Loop Trail are asphalt and concrete and are kept open throughout the year. The crushed limestone trails are not cleared in the winter.
In the winter, asphalt trails will be cleared of snow as soon as possible to maintain transportation routes. Trails will be cleared of weekend snow on the following Monday.
- Download the comprehensive trails map
- Cross-Country Ski Trails
- Mountain Biking Trails
- Recreational Trails (bike, in-line skating, walking and running)
- Seminole Valley Cross-Country Course
- Walking Trails in parks
- Mount Trashmore trail hours (managed by the Solid Waste Agency)
|Trail||Location of closure or detour|
|Cedar Valley Nature Trail||Closed near Shaver Rd. NE at the McLoud Run Cold Stream Bridge (south of J Ave. NE)|
|Ellis Trail (near ski show area)||Closed for ADA Renovations|
|Cedar Valley Nature Trail||Detour at Czech Village|
1st Avenue & CeMar Trail (27th Street - 34th Street)
- Traffic Impacts: Lane reductions will be in effect, with temporary side street closures.
- Improvements: Pavement reconstruction, utilities, pedestrian underpass at the CeMar trail, sidewalk, driveways, streetscaping, traffic signal upgrades, realignment of 27th Street intersection.
Last year, significant progress was made on the pedestrian underpass between 29th Street and 32nd Street. Crews removed the old railroad bridge, constructed temporary travel lanes, and worked on underground utilities throughout the winter. Work has resumed on the construction of the new pedestrian underpass, as well as utility and pedestrian improvements, which will be completed during the 2021 construction season. The work this year will also include realigning the 27th Street intersection to improve sight visibility and reduce crashes.
2021 Construction at a Glance
- Segment: 27th Street - 28th Street; east side of 31st Street - 34th Street
- Completion of pedestrian underpass
- 27th Street intersection realignment to improve sight visibility and reduce crashes
- Modifying on-street parallel parking at 3200 block: including on-street ADA parking spaces, functional 6’ sidewalk, street trees, brick pavers, and paved area
- New pedestrian-friendly traffic signals at 27th Street, 29th Street, and 32nd Street
- Sidewalk repairs and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps at all intersections. The completion of the ADA-compliant pedestrian path under 1st Avenue, with continuous LED lighting
CeMar Trail Connection: View a map
- Linn Area Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA)
- Linn County Trails
- Trails Master Plan Update (2015)
- Trails Master Plan
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