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For an infrequent biker, this has been challenging for many years. I’ve done the entire trail only twice. Wish it could have continued into Missouri.

2 months ago

Love the view. Going back there for sure. Pretty easy loop trail even toddlers can do it ;)

Nice easy trail with lots of prairie to see.

road biking
3 months ago

Very scenic trail. Crushed limestone makes the trail easy on the body. Must-do for bikers is the Taco Ride on Thursday nights.

nice ride

Heard gunshots in the distance even though it’s a conservation area. Be careful.. Nice and short- some abrupt steep hills.

4 months ago

This is an amazing trail but the “easy” tag is false. This is moderate at the very least. Lots of large rocks and tree roots all over the path. You NEED good hike boots or sneaks with lots of tread. Good elevation change too. Watch your footing!!! Enjoy!

4 months ago

I can't speak to the actual trail. I can tell you that the entrance is on a dirt road in the middle of a cornfield with no parking and completely surrounded by "No Trespassing" signs. I drove out with my 7 and 5 year old nephew in tow... nothing about the situation was kid friendly. May try again alone as it does sound interesting.

5 months ago

Very rocky but fairly easy. Make sure it is a dry day with no chance of rain. Pretty interesting little place.

Easy, simple hike.

5 months ago

wildcat cave trail is mis-marked, if you cross the foot bridge and go down the ravine you will be crossing private property and the owner can get very cross. To be safe follow the marker posts up the hill then go several miles south go to the river bottom and walk north until you come to that same ravine as you have been told. You walk east north east up the ravine and the cave is on your right or to your south as you walk. It is really not much of a cave, it starts out about 6 feet tall at the entrance and the closes to nothing in about 4 feet, again, not much of a cave..So, is it really worth upsetting the property owner, please RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY

Great trail!! Easy riding on a paved fairly level path and beautiful scenery! The bridge is gorgeous and we liked all of the stops with historical information.

My favorite place to do my long runs! Friendly people. Lots of bicyclists. Well mannered users. There is a port-a-potty at the start and at mile 6. Not sure beyond that. Lots of benches to stop along the way. Love this place!

road biking
5 months ago

Just a really nice, easy ride. The half of the trail between Slater and Woodward is a better ride than Slater to Ankeny, and not just because of the bridge. It’s just more scenic and more beverage stops if you’re so inclined.

Nice walk thru historical area and then thru the prairie. Easy on/off I-80 if you’re looking for a break.

Easy walk around the lake on a wide paved path. Dogs on leash, but had fun in the lake.

we walked .18 miles & got to a stream that we had to cross with no bridge. we walked back out. total trip .39 miles. not recommended.

Went right at the fork and that was definitely smart. Great trail, lower portion should be saved for the return. Don't fall and crack your phone screen.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Nice trail. A few small hills. Its an older trail so a bit bumpy in places.

been here several times, always beautiful views and opportunities to see wildlife.

Little close to the highway for my liking.

Great hike for the whole family! Saw lots of wildlife! Loved it!

Great trail by Iowa’s standards! Compared to Colorado yah no

road biking
10 months ago

Did the taco ride so only about 11 miles of it but its always a beautiful ride. The trees look very beautiful in the fall.

I love taking the dog out here to get some air. Sometimes we run it and other times we just walk it and enjoy the sunset. It's got a beautiful view of the city. Very dog friendly. I've only been here in the winter but we love it.

beatiful views. we hiked in January during a warm weather pattern. bald eagles all over the river.

trail running
Friday, January 12, 2018

Love this spot. Loving running along the trail and watching the sunrise and coming back and see it set :)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Easy, pleasant walk with historical interest, paved & prairie.

on Cedar Cliff Trail

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Will do again

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