Willow Creek and Clear Creek Trails – Bike Paths – Iowa City, IA

The Willow Creek and Clear Creek Trails are located on the west side of Iowa City, Iowa. Free parking can be found in two places: east of Kiwanis Park and along the road near the Willow Creek playground. Running, biking, and leashed dog walking are popular recreation activities on these trails. In warm months, the shelter near the Willow Creek playground offers water and restrooms. Cell phone service should be strong throughout. Continue reading “Willow Creek and Clear Creek Trails – Bike Paths – Iowa City, IA”

F.W. Kent Park – Trails for Biking, Hiking, Running – Iowa City, Iowa

F.W. Kent Park is located west of Iowa City, Iowa. Directions: take US-6 about 4.5 miles west of I-380 and look for the park on the right side of the road. Parking is free with several trailheads and numerous locations with restrooms. In warm weather, activities in the park include walking, hiking, running, biking, and fishing. In cold weather, the trails are open for cross country skiing. Cell phone service was strong for me in the park.
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Tailwater River Walk Trail & Devonian Fossil Gorge – Iowa City, Iowa

The Tailwater West Campground and Devonian Fossil Gorge are north of Iowa City, Iowa. Directions from I-80: take exit 244 for Dubuque St toward Coralville Lake, turn right onto N Dubuque St, turn right onto West Overlook Rd NE, and turn right into the Devonian Fossil Gorge parking lot. Continue reading “Tailwater River Walk Trail & Devonian Fossil Gorge – Iowa City, Iowa”

Woodpecker Nature Trail – Iowa City, Iowa

Woodpecker Nature Trail was 15 minutes north of downtown Iowa City, Iowa. From I-80: we took exit 244 for Dubuque St north toward Coralville Lake, turned right onto W Overlook Road, and looked for the trailhead on the left. Parking was free and had a restroom but no water. Continue reading “Woodpecker Nature Trail – Iowa City, Iowa”