Jefferson County Trails Council

The Trails of Jefferson County, Fairfield, IA

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Cedar View Trail - Scroll down to view a map.

The Cedar View Trail utilizes the roadbed of the former Rock Island Railroad, so in 2002 a bridge was build over Cedar Creek to replace the dismantled RR bridge.

Then in 2007 the Iowa DOT built a bridge to allow the trail to cross over their newly built Hwy 34 bypass.

Cedar View Bridge # 2, which crosses the Hwy 34 bypass, under construction in 2007.
Bridge # 2 bridge over Hwy 34 bypass in 2007

Look at Judy Bales' website pages about the bridges, and about community involvement.

Photo essays of the CVT are here

Travel Cedar View Trail and others with Werner Elmker via a YouTube video, "Jefferson County Park, Cedar View Trail & Whitham Woods"

Data for Cedar View Trail

Length= 1.4 miles from 32nd St to 223rd St (on the abandoned Rock Island Railroad roadbed), then another 3.0 miles to Libertyville (using shared county roads).

Surface= Crushed limestone between 32nd Street and 223rd Street. The rest, on shared roadway, consists of dirt, gravel or concrete.

East Entry=  32nd St., 0.9 miles south of Business Hwy 34.   Connects to the North Access of Jefferson County Park.

West Entry= Libertyville Rd and Hemlock Ave, in Libertyville.

Restroom: At the Loop Trail intersection.

Parking: At 32nd Street, and at 223rd Street.

Map

Cedar View Trail Map

See a detailed map at the Jefferson County Conservation Board website.

The shelter we built in 1999.
The shelter we built in 1999.

The bridge over the Hwy 34 bypass, built by the Iowa DOT.
The bridge over the Hwy 34 bypass, built by the Iowa DOT

Cedar View Bridge # 1, which replaced the railroad bridge in 2002.  See more at Judy Bales website.
The Cedar View Bridge, which replaced the railroad bridge in 2002.

The Cedar View Bridge # 1, which replaced the railroad bridge in 2002.  View the Rock Island Railroad history.
The Cedar View Bridge # 1, which replaced the railroad bridge in 2002.

Eastern end of the new bridge over Cedar Creek on the Cedar view Trail.
The new bridge over Cedar Creek on the Cedar view Trail

The trail before it was upgraded and improved.
The trail before it was upgraded and improved.

The Iowa DOT-built bridge, under construction in 2007.
The Iowa DOT-built bridge, under construction in 2007.

A family using the CVT trail
A family using the CVT trail

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The mission of the Jefferson County Trails Council is to build, construct, and maintain a network of trails for public use and enjoyment, and to promote, inform, and educate the general public about the trail system.

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