Katoski GreenBelt

EASY 2 reviews

Katoski GreenBelt is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waterloo, IA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.5 miles 29 feet Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Great trail for the beginning hiker, or everyday walking. This trailhead is perfect for the beginning hiker, who wants a medium to long trek that is basically a complex loop. The park is basically 1.5 miles long as the crow flies, but the trail utilizes the entire park by bending and curving around and seems like a 3-5 mile hike all together. The hike is a bit noisy due to the four-lane highway-20 that passes through the middle of the park via an elevated bridge. This park trail system does not have any place to sit-down for those with walking issues, and the park has not been signed for tree species or nice-to-know info. The trails are less maintained than other Black-Hawk Park trail parks in that you will experience some trail debris like logs and branches, and patches of this trail are sandy.

hiking
4 years ago

Great little area between Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Best time to visit is mid April when bluebells are in full bloom. Also very fun to explore in winter on XC skis or snowshoes!

walking
4 years ago

This trailhead is perfect for the beginning hiker, who wants a medium to long trek that is basically a complex loop. The park is basically 1.5 miles long as the crow flies, but the trail utilizes the entire park by bending and curving around and seems like a 3-5 mile hike all together. The hike is a bit noisy due to the four-lane highway-20 that passes through the middle of the park via an elevated bridge. This park trail system does not have any place to sit-down for those with walking issues, and the park has not been signed for tree species or nice-to-know info. The trails are less maintained than other Black-Hawk Park trail parks in that you will experience some trail debris like logs and branches, and patches of this trail are sandy.