Iowa Riverfront Trail

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Iowa Riverfront Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Overland Mobile Home Park, Iowa that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking, trail running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.3 miles
144 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

road biking

trail running




Trail begins at the Western Historic Trails Center. Through bike trails and on-road lanes, the Iowa Riverfront Trail meanders through various locations and along the levee system in Council Bluffs, skirts the Blackbird Marsh County Preserve, and ends at Big Lake Park seven miles later.

2 months ago

I hit the whole loop hard 7 out of 9 days a few years ago from Valley View into Omaha. I love it because I counted an average of 10 people a day!

3 months ago

3 months ago


road biking
10 months ago

Started out in Omaha at the Lewis and Clark Landing and took Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge to the Iowa Riverfront trail in Council Bluffs and back to Omaha. Biked a little bit through downtown Omaha. The great thing about trails in this area is that a good amount of them are interconnected. You can make your trip as short or as long as you like.

Trails are paved and well maintained. A portion of it goes between the Missouri and I-29. The interstate although is seen but at a distance from the trail, so you don't inhale exhaust from the traffic. I was riding on Tuesday morning - not a sole.

Nice view of the Missouri river and Omaha skyline!