Trails Throughout Coralville

Coralville has over 20 miles of recreational trails and over extra-wide sidewalks that connect throughout the community. As Coralville grows, we have identified about 40 additional miles of trail which could be part of future development.

Area Trail & Bike Parking Maps


Coralville has several trailheads or facilities to help users enjoy the trail system. Trailheads have parking, restrooms, and amenities such as shelters or concessions. The following serve as trailheads in Coralville:   Overnight parking is not allowed at these facilities. If you are planning an event and want to use a trailhead as part of the event, you must complete a special events application; rental charges may apply.
Clear Creek Trail

New Trail: Iowa River Trail

The Iowa River Trail is being constructed from Rocky Shore Drive to Clear Creek. Site preparation began in October 2020. A majority of the project, including two steel truss bridges over Clear Creek and 10-foot-wide trail paving, is scheduled for completion by July 1, 2021.
Iowa River Trail

Trail Planning

Planning Trails, Side Paths, & Sharrows

Coralville uses the a variety of resources to guide planning for trails, side paths, and sharrows. City staff work with the Metro Planning Organization of Johnson County to determine best on street bicycle accommodations and on trail funding. Trail planning is also guided by the Comprehensive Trail Plan and by other community planning efforts.  

See the Metro Area Bicycle Master Plan 2020
See the Coralville Comprehensive Trail Plan 2020

Funding Trail Development

Trail development is funded in two ways in Coralville:
  • Through state and federal grant programs with match money from local hotel / motel taxes
  • Through working with developers as subdivisions are planned to place dual-purpose trails for recreational use and for sewer manhole access

Snow on Trails
General Trail Snow Removal

Within Coralville's trail network:
  • Some trails and overwide side paths (sidewalks) are plowed
  • Some trails are not plowed and are used for winter sports such as snow shoeing and cross country skiing
  • Some natural surface trails are groomed for fat tire riding

School Area Trails

The City removes snow on trails which are directly linked to a passageway to a school. Those trails are:
  • The Auburn Hills trail segment northeast from Brown Deer Road under the Muddy Creek Bridge to Kate Wickham School
  • The Auburn Hills Trail segment north from Kate Wickham School through the woods, and at the T-intersection to go east to Auburn Hills Drive and west to Muddy Creek Lane
  • The Oakdale Boulevard Trail from Kate Wickham Elementary to 12th Avenue
  • One path through S.T. Morrison Park leading to Northwest Junior High and Kirkwood School complex
  • Sidewalks in Central Park that provides access to Coralville Central Elementary School

Map of Snow Removal on Trails

Winter Trail Etiquette

  • Stay to the right of the trail, or follow directional signs for singletrack trails.
  • Use caution for snowy or icy conditions as salt or ice melt is not used on most trails.
  • Do not use headphones or ear buds.

Motorized Vehicles

Motorized vehicles are not allowed on Coralville trails except for parks maintenance vehicles. Equestrian use along trails in Coralville is prohibited. View Policy for Use of Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices.

For more information, contact Coralville Parks and Recreation at 319.248.1750.