Terry Trueblood Rec Area

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Terry Trueblood Rec Area is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Iowa City, Iowa that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 19 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

lake

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

There is a concrete path that is wide and makes a loop around the lake. Great place for birding. Terry Trueblood Recreation Area is a one time sand and gravel quarry along the Iowa River at the south edge of Iowa City. The lake itself has about 95.5 acres of surface area and the total site is approximately 207 acres. Site improvements and expansion are ongoing at this site.

walking
16 days ago

Great place to walk with kids and dogs! My daughter loved the playground along the way and my dog loved the little beach. Definitely not for someone looking for a difficult hike, but trail is a nice length that it tuckered everyone out.

walking
1 month ago

Great walking trail! Easy, flat 2 mile loop with prairie and wooded areas. There is also a sandy peninsula that my dog and I love to go and walk around on, and where she likes to swim a little!

hiking
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no shade
5 months ago

walking
7 months ago

The paved trail is great for those with strollers. Terry Trueblood is beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

A nice trail if you're looking for something easy and paved with a good view!

walking
Fri Oct 19 2018

A really easy, paved loop around the lake. It was a nice place to bring the doggo, but be careful! I pulled a tick off him even this late in the year.

road biking
Thu Aug 09 2018

running
Fri Sep 16 2016

Nice and easy run on a paved path. Expect a mild swarm of insects on the trail: many grasshoppers and crickets abound, and if you've ever had the pleasure you know they often jump into you, rather than away. Besides that, a nice little lake among the fields and trees; take the river path to get there.

Tue Mar 29 2016

I have enjoyed the area for a few years now. I have walked and biked around Sand Lake. The flowers bloom from early spring through late fall. Birds and wild life populate the park and are fun to view. My grandchildren enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking,biking and chasing tumbleweeds. Love the park!

hiking
Fri Jul 31 2015

Boring flat urban trail. Better birding at the Res or MacBride. Good for elderly & kids.

road biking
Mon Aug 19 2013

Its not really woodsy as I like my trails... But all around not a a bad place for a morning run or bike if your close to the area.

bird watching
Mon Dec 10 2012

A great place for birding or a walk, jog, run or spin on a wheeled contraption. As configured now (due to ongoing construction on site) the wide paved concrete loop is apx. 1.9 miles around. There are two brand new paved parking lots, one on the north end and another on the south-east end. There is a boat launch and ample parking at the north lot. Under construction now (fall-winter 2012) are picnic pavillions, indoor restrooms, and what appears to be a visitors center or multi-purpose building. The birding can be exellent here. Many birds including Finches, Cardinals, Indigo Buntings, blackbirds, woodpeckers, water foul, shorebirds, hawks, Osprey and Bald Eagles can be found here.

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