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“Running South of Town”
Review of Cedar River

Ranked #12 of 48 things to do in Cedar Rapids
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Ran the trail route south of town. It follows the river. Nice views of the river. The path is paved. But it is not lit, so plan accordingly. The path (after it leaves downtown streets) is isolated. If you want to be around more people, go north.
On the north side I lost sight of the river, but there is a stream with trout on a section.

Nice and relaxing.

Thank bstrvl55711
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

I would have liked to seen it when it was pristine, but still a nice river. In CR a nice place to river watch is Ellis Park. The boat houses are interesting, and you can watch people playing on the river. People enjoy the river all up and down it's run. It would be beautiful to cruise but the dam at CR shortens your run. Because it has been filled by erosion, people don't enjoy it when it floods.

Thank metaphysician
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Those of us who reside by this lovely waterway despise its ability to get out of control and flood lives away forever. While it is not the cleanest of rivers, it does provide opportunities for boating. While some continue to fish from the waters, I have chosen otherwise. Many enjoyable walking trails are present along the shorelines and the plentiful foliage is beautiful throughout the year. When visiting the area, please consider bringing along a life preserver for everyone in your party since the promised levees to curb the disastrous flooding were not developed and the community remains a ticking time bomb. When one traverses the river daily and the first thought is to observe the current water level, you know it isn't very stable. A drive along Ellis Blvd will provide visitors with a view of the barren lots that many Cedar Rapidians once called home. A monument to these loving souls should have been erected in their honor some time ago.

Thank Timmer304
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

There are great trails along the river in Cedar Rapids. Beautiful nature and views. Great for hiking and biking, you can stop to fish at any point.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

It's home. On the river daily. Whether ice fishing, washing animals, or watching the water...the Cedar River is my place. It changes as the seasons do and makes me smile all year around. Something to see constantly, and never has the same scenery twice.

Thank Tora J
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