The Cedar Valley Nature Trail
The 67 mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail connects Evansdale to Ely and runs through several small towns. The trail’s surface is asphalt from Evansdale to McFarlane Park, just 2½ south of La Porte City. From the Park to Center Point, the trail’s surface is compacted limestone. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail runs through wetlands, forested land, and farmland. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail Connects the Linn County Metro area to Waterloo, IA.
There is a detour and trail closure at this time. North of Gilbertville, there is a washout section that damaged a portion of the trail. This section is closed at this time.
The Wolf Creek Bridge in La Porte City is closed. A detour has been marked outside of Gilbertville and La Porte City.
ORIGINAL TRAIL ALIGNMENT
|North to South Route||Mileage||Cumulative|
|Evansdale to Gilbertville||5 miles||5 miles|
|Gilbertville to La Porte City||8 miles||13 miles|
|La Porte City to Brandon||10 miles||23 miles|
|Brandon to Urbana||9 miles||32 miles|
|Urbana to Center Point||8 miles||40 miles|
|Center Point to Robins||11 miles||51 miles|
|Robins to Hiawatha||2 miles||53 miles|
|South to North Route|
|Hiawatha to Robins||2 miles||2 miles|
|Robins to Center Point||11 miles||13 miles|
|Center Point to Urbana||8 miles||21 miles|
|Urbana to Brandon||9 miles||30 miles|
|Brandon to La Porte City||10 miles||40 miles|
|La Porte City to Gilbertville||8 miles||48 miles|
|Gilbertville to Evansdale||5 miles||53 miles|