The best hiking spots in the Cedar Valley

Now that summer is coming, and we will no longer be in school, there’s going to be a lot more time to kill in a lot warmer weather. A very popular activity choice is biking and hiking. Biking and hiking do a lot for your body and help you get out and see blooming nature; it’s all the more fun when you do it with a friend as well. If you’re deciding to get outside on these trails, Cedar Falls has tons of great options and here are just a few:

The Cedar River Loop in George Wyth park is a 3 mile loop trail that takes on average about 1 hr and 15 minutes to get around. With a 4 out of 5 review, this trail is a commonly used trail that many people love. Dogs are more than welcome to participate in the fun with their owners as well. Many people go hiking on this trail and enjoy the peaceful moments this piece of nature has to offer along their walk. 

The Big Woods Lake loop trail is a 1.8 mile walk that takes on average about 45 minutes to complete. This trail is primarily used for hiking, running and birdwatching. When the warm weather is just starting to come in you can see all the beautiful different kinds of flowers and plants beginning to bloom along the path. With benches across the path the gorgeous view of the lake is hard to pass up. 

Prairie lakes park trail is a 2.2 mile loop trail that on average takes about 55 minutes to go around. This trail is primarily used for hiking and running. With a 4.6 rating many people enjoy this well paved trail. Though this trail is hillier than others it is very peaceful and quiet in the mornings, definitely a good quiet place to go to help wake you up in the morning. 

George Wyth main and campground trail is a 2.8 mile trail that on average takes about an 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete. This trail in George Wyth park is used very commonly for biking as well as running. Traffic is normally heavier on this trail so you definitely have to watch out for bikers coming through. 


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