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Riverside Trail



0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 29' 9 m
Descent: -33' -10 m
High: 1,135' 346 m
Low: 1,112' 339 m


Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)


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A fun route along the river to the 805 River Cabin.

Aaron Cholewa

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Family Friendly Easy trail with fun views and lots of wildlife for kids to explore.

Closed when wet. For trail updates, check the website:
Bikes and hikers only.
Rider fee ($5/day) payable at multiple self-serve stations.


This trail starts out on the south and west side of the bridge on Fig Ave, crossing the Racoon River.

Take this trail along the edge of the floodplain riding through the trees. You'll pass an intersection with the Long Creek Trail on your left. Keep riding straight, across a sandy creek crossing and end up riding right along the river for a bit. Near the end of the trail, you'll cross two wooden bridges and end up at the 805 River Cabin.

From the cabin you can climb up the 805 Spur Trail (doubletrack) to connect with the other end of Long Creek Trail, or continue out on the doubletrack to the Town Trail.

This a fun little trail with little elevation gain but makes the connections with the other trails on that end of the Conservancy. This trail was completed in 2015 by Singletrack Trails Inc.

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Land Manager: Whiterock Conservancy

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Jul 15, 2017
Michael McKenzie

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There's no time to enjoy the Riverside Trail's wildflowers as this determined rider races the Liberty Bell Cup 2016.
Feb 9, 2017 near Coon Ra…, IA
A pair of riders ascends the Riverside Trail in earnest at the 2016 Liberty Bell Cup.
Feb 9, 2017 near Coon Ra…, IA
Bobcat Trail, Whiterock Conservancy, Coon Rapids, IA
Photo Credit: Greg Mazu
Riders: James Flatten, Aaron Cholewa
May 27, 2016 near Coon Ra…, IA
The new Riverside Trail is smooth and loads of fun.
Feb 9, 2017 near Coon Ra…, IA
A racer powers up a sizeable hill on the Long Creek Trail at the Liberty Bell Cup 2016.
Feb 9, 2017 near Coon Ra…, IA
805 Cabin.
Apr 25, 2016 near Coon Ra…, IA


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