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Mississippi River Trail (MRT): Iowa
Trail Activity
City Bettendorf (IA), Buffalo (IA), Davenport (IA), Riverdale (IA)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 18.5 miles, Network

The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) in the Quad Cities Region passes through numerous riverfront communities and countryside; the terrain is flat and surface is asphalt and concrete. Sweeping riverfront vistas are abundant all along the trail.

Mississippi River Trail (MRT): Davenport Section
Trail Activity
City Davenport (IA)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 11.0 miles, Network

This section of the MRT runs along the Mississippi riverfront in Davenport from the city's western city limits to its border with the City of Bettendorf, passing through downtown Davenport and many delightful opportunities for recreation, entertainment, dining, and retail experiences.

Mississippi River Trail (MRT): Bettendorf Section
Trail Activity
City Bettendorf (IA)
Difficulty Easy
Length 3.9 miles

This section of the MRT runs along the Mississippi riverfront in Bettendorf from Leach Park to Duck Creek Parkway and passes by downtown Bettendorf with its many retail, dining, and entertainment opportunities.

Great River Trail (GRT): East Moline Section
Trail Activity
City East Moline (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 3.0 miles

Running parallel to the Mississippi River along the entire length of East Moline’s riverfront, this 3.1 mile section of trail offers sweeping views across the Mississippi to the Iowa shoreline. It is also part of regional and national trail systems, the Great River Trail, the Mississippi River Trail, and the American Discovery Trail. The terrain is flat and surface is concrete and asphalt.

Great River Trail (GRT): Illiniwek Forest Preserve/Fisherman's Corner Section
Trail Activity
City Hampton (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 0.5 miles

This 0.5-mile section of the GRT offers multiple areas for nature lovers and casual trail users alike: Fisherman's Corner offers an excellent view of a small aquatic marsh and Illiniwek Forest Preserve is a 174-acre park with plentiful opportunities to "get away from it all."

Great River Trail (GRT): Port Byron/Cordova Section
Trail Activity
City Cordova (IL), Port Byron (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 5.5 miles

This section of the Great River Trail links the quaint Villages of Port Byron and Cordova and traverses through sections of unincorporated Rock Island County. The terrain is flat and surface is asphalt and concrete so trail users can enjoy an easy to moderate experience.

Great River Trail (GRT): Cordova/Rock Island-Whiteside County Line Section
Trail Activity
City Cordova (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 8.3 miles

The northernmost section of the Great River Trail in the QC Region, extends from the Village of Cordova to the Rock Island-Whiteside County line and offers breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and abundant wildlife. The terrain is flat and surface is asphalt and concrete so trail users can enjoy an easy to moderate experience.

Galva Park Trails
Trail Activity
Difficulty Easy
Length 0.7 miles, Network

Galva Park offers users a wide array of amenities, plus a walking/running path that circles the 33 acre park.

Great River Trail (GRT): Moline Section (Ralph B. Birks Recreational Trail/Ben Butterworth Parkway)
Trail Activity
City Moline (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 4.9 miles

Located along the Mississippi River, the Ralph B. Birks Recreational Trail runs the entire span of Moline’s 4.2 mile shoreline. It is also part of the regional and national trail systems, the Great River Trail, the Mississippi River Trail, and the American Discovery Trail.

Duck Creek Parkway Trail
Trail Activity
City Bettendorf (IA), Davenport (IA)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 14.8 miles

The Duck Creek Parkway is a paved multi-use trail running parallel to Duck Creek through scenic parklands. It connects users to schools, parks, residential neighborhoods, and a network of trails that span the Iowa Quad Cities and include the scenic Mississippi Riverfront Trail (MRT).

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