Coralville Reservoir - Woodpecker Trail - Linder & Squire Points

MODERATE 68 reviews

Coralville Reservoir - Woodpecker Trail - Linder & Squire Points is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Iowa City, Iowa that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
255 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

muddy

walking
22 seconds ago

Perfect weather and no loose dogs today.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! Scenery was nice with winding paths, bridges, rock formations and the large body of water visible throughout most of the trail. Looking forward to hiking this trail again! Great trail for Hawkeyes to visit when they need a few hours of relaxation!

trail running
5 months ago

One of the best trails for trail running with a canine companion - trails are wide enough for both of us and we love the trees and lookout points over the water. So pretty!

hiking
6 months ago

Loved the rolling hills and dense forest. Nice unpaved trails for hiking and well marked. Loved the views of the lake from bluffs above. Close to Iowa City. Will definitely come back when in town next.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice pet friendly trail. Plenty of tree cover most of the way. Can be a busy trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Great views of the river. Saturday late morning hike was fairly busy.

hiking
10 months ago

It's a really good trail that I would do again very soon. Easy

11 months ago

Well maintained trail system. Easy to find and parking for about 15 cars. Some elevation change but not difficult at all. Beautiful views of the river.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Easy, our 2 yr old enjoyed it.

hiking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Great little loop through the forest and along the lake. Can be busy during warm and holiday weekends. Great for a quick hike if you live in the area

Monday, March 06, 2017

Very pretty view of the lake and some fun locations to do a little climbing.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

After my first time, I will be back! Peaceful and under crowded. There is plenty of trail to walk a different route and discover new things each trip. Very satisfied.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

This is my favorite trail to walk in this area!

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

I arrived energetic and left peacefully went to bed with a wonderfully relaxed body it was beautiful to enjoy!

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

First time I have been to this park. I will be coming back. Great place to hike, bring a lunch and eat at one of the benches. Very peaceful. Also found a great place on the trail to get down to the water and take a swim. Enjoy.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

In my opinion, trails were a bit confusing but marked clearly. Very pretty, fair share of small hills. Clean, nice area.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Nice trail. Missed a turn and cut about a mile off of the distance. Most of the trail was very well marked.

trail running
Monday, April 18, 2016

awesome trail, great for trail running or a casual hike. in the squire point loop there are several outdoor pieces of exercise equipment.

hiking
Monday, September 14, 2015

Great hike. Most of the trail is shadowed with trees. Beautiful water and forest views. Highly recommended.

trail running
Monday, December 29, 2014

Good trail overall. Nice hills and the trail itself is easy to run on but still hard enough to make it fun to watch your feet if you're moving at a good clip. It is short for die hard runner though.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Excellent trail! Very well marked, lots of scenic opportunities including views of the lake, bridges and waterfalls (small but still. ..) as well as wildlife. During my hike there were several different birds, squirrels, deer and even bald eagles! Don't miss this trail if you live in the area!

hiking
Saturday, February 08, 2014

Very easy hike, not too many hills. Beautiful scenery and views of the river. I'd recommend hiking this in the fall or spring!

hiking
Saturday, October 19, 2013

This trail was very enjoyable. There were some steep and rolling hills, a nice view of Coral Lake and trail was well marked.

hiking
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Great place to get out and do some activities. This trail has built in activities areas for bonus workouts. there are a couple of foot bridges in place to allow for more access without having to muck around in the mud. Awesome place when the trees are turning. You have a few options for the mental breaks by sitting on trail benches overlooking Coralville Reservoir. Access this from either the Linder Point campground near the Dam or just south of North Liberty at the Squire Point trail head off Dubuque Street.

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Its a nice little hike if you live in the area. You don't see much nature habitat other than a stray turkey (gobble, gobble) every now and then. If you live in Iowa City the bike trail will get close enough and its a fun ride.

hiking
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It was a nice hike. Pretty scenery along the lake. Couple of areas had potential waterfalls with the correct amount of rain or spring melt. Very wide paths on most of the trails. Lots of wildlife if you take the time to look. Saw deer, an perched owl and a paper hornet nest in action.

hiking
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I love the Coralville reservoir and if you are like me you will also! There is a whole days worth of activities here if you like the outdoors! I used to come here as a kid all the time, recently came back and the fossil gorge is not as good as it used to be, a lot of the fossils were washed away in the floods a few years back but still plenty of history and interesting things to see! When my girlfriend and I were there it wasn't too busy, a few families with children and a few people fishing along the trails but all together a peaceful day. While we were there, there was a bunch of kids at the start of the fossil gorge laughing/screaming having a good time and kept looking at the ground so we went up to see what was going on and there was literally hundreds of baby frogs jumping all of the place, very fun to interact with nature although my girlfriend didn't find it quite as interesting as I did during that part HAHA.

hiking
Thursday, October 11, 2012

I loved this trail for this area of northeast Iowa. If offers a variety of trail lengths and intensities for all hiking skill levels. The trails are woven in and out of the hills and crevices all around the Lake reservoir.

trail running
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This will be on my must return list once the temps are out of the 90's. It very much reminds me of trails I have completed in southern Missouri in terms of terrain and difficulty. It is definately a great trainning trail for trail runners. The only downside I experienced were the obnoxious boaters screaming to each other and the petrified squirrel my dog tried to take home..otherwise this trail rocks!

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