Your Place for Trail Recreation

The Waverly Rail Trail is an essential segment of the Rolling Prairie Trail system. The 7-mile trail features several amenities including eight bridges, three underpasses, and abundant flora and fauna typical of Iowa’s four seasons. The trail provides a natural habitat for deer, turkey, fox, and other woodland creatures. Trail users will find parking and a picnic shelter at the trailhead. Benches at various stops along the trail offer a brief rest and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Modern restroom facilities are available at the nearby Kwik Star in downtown Waverly and primitive restroom facilities are located at the 2- and 6-mile markers. Several restaurants and shops in downtown Waverly are conveniently close.

The 10’ wide asphalt trail begins three blocks north of the Bremer Avenue bridge along First Street Northwest, near the Nestle Beverage Company. It crosses a spectacular 500-foot former railroad bridge before passing through downtown Waverly. The trail continues southeast and east out of Waverly through the countryside to U.S. Highway 63 where the Denver Jefferson Trail connects to the City of Denver to the south and where the Readlyn Grump Trail takes users east to the City of Readlyn.

The trail is a popular family and pet friendly amenity. Walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers alike utilize the trail for outdoor recreation and leisurely enjoyment.

Rolling Prairie Trail Map

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