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Cedar View Trail

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Easy, crushed limestone trail with views of wetlands and Cedar Creek. Learn about local rail history.


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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

764' 233 m

High

671' 204 m

Low

47' 14 m

Up

97' 29 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Historical Significance · River/Creek

Need to Know

Restroom at the Loop Trail intersection. Parking at 32nd St and 223rd Street.

Description

Great views of the wetlands, bridges designed by a local artist, shelter with benches, and information kiosks about local railroad history. The mostly flat, crushed limestone trail was built on the roadbed of the former Rock Island Railroad.

The 1.4 mile trail goes between the North access to Jefferson County Park on 32nd Street and the 3-mile bikeway to Libertyville on 223rd Street. The trail intersects with the Fairfield Loop Trail about 0.4 miles west from the entrance on 32nd Street. There is one hill after you cross the creek, approaching 223rd Street.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, many types of birds, snakes including rattlesnakes, squirrels, chipmunks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Sarah Kingsbury

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Trail approaching bridge over Highway 34.
Sep 21, 2020 near Fairfield, IA
Old railroad signals.
Sep 21, 2020 near Fairfield, IA
Cedar View trail sign
Sep 21, 2020 near Fairfield, IA

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