Perfect for students of North Scott High School commuting to class, the trail begins at Blackhawk Trail Road and follows S 1st Street North, past Sheridan Meadows Park, reaching Long Grove and terminating at E Grove Road.
The Eldridge/Long Grove Trail is a paved, separated trail connecting the cities of Eldridge and Long Grove, Iowa. In Eldridge, a spur to the east provides safe pedestrian and bicycling access along E. LeClaire Road. North Scott High School is located on the west side of the trail as well. Trail users will also pass through Sheridan Meadows Park in Eldridge as the trail heads northward through beautiful Iowa farm fields to Long Grove, Iowa. In Long Grove, the separated trail provides safe pedestrian and bicycling access along S. 1st Street adjacent to residential neighborhoods. The asphalt and concrete trail is ideal for family outings, a quiet evening stroll, or longer distance walks, runs, or biking.
This trail also includes two fitness stations nearby. Genesis Power Sports Performance invites you to take a break from the trail and tackle the Genesis HealthBeat outdoor fitness system, where you can enjoy the best of the gym in the great outdoors. From plyometrics to Tai Chi, the nine-station HealthBeat system provides an outdoor circuit training experience with cardiovascular, strength training, endurance, and flexibility benefits. People of all fitness levels can start with exercises shown on the instructional signage at each station, and then create more challenging workouts by varying their activities.
The Eldridge/Long Grove Trail is part of the historically significant Cody Trail, a 25.5 mile marked route, named for Buffalo Bill Cody, an Indian Scout, buffalo hunter, and Wild West showman. Cody was born in nearby LeClaire, Iowa, and later moved into rural Scott County.
City of Eldridge, Iowa
305 North Third Street
Eldridge, IA 52748
Phone: (563) 285-4841