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Mississippi River Trail (MRT): Iowa

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Safety: Potential Flooding/Water Hazards, Open –

This trail is open, but because of its proximity to open water, wetlands, or floodplain, please use caution and be alert for water near the trail or on the trail.

Iowa Riverfront Trail (Davenport) Temporary Closure: River Bandits Baseball Post Game Fireworks –

The Quad City River Bandits will be hosting post game fireworks throughout the baseball season. The bike path along the riverfront between Gaines St. and Beiderbecke Dr. (Davenport) will be closed temporarily during the fireworks. Timing of the fireworks and closure are after the 8th inning, once fireworks are complete the bike path will re-opened.

Tentative Fireworks dates:04/14, 04/21, 05/03, 05/05, 05/26, 06/02, 06/23, 07/04, 07/07, 07/21, 08/04 & 08/25.

Trailhead Information

There are many access points and trailheads that MRT (Iowa) trail enthusiasts can utilize.  The trail parallels the Mississippi River, and there are numerous trailheads next to or near the road, such as in Credit Island Park, Veterans Memorial Park, LeClaire Park, and Lindsay Park in Davenport; Leach Park in Bettendorf; and parking in Riverdale at South Bellingham St. and State St. (just off of U.S. Highway 67);


The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) in the Iowa Quad Cities extends from the west end of Davenport to Riverdale on the east. The trail runs through downtowns, residential areas and historic districts, and passes riverfront parks. Sweeping riverfront vistas are abundant all along the trail in Iowa and also along the MRT in Illinois.

In its entirety, the Mississippi River Trail -- coursing along America’s backbone, the Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico -- offers approximately 3,000 miles of on-road bikeways and pedestrian and bicycle pathways for the recreational enjoyment, health, conservation and tourism development of river communities, river states, and the nation. The trail provides access and connections to neighborhoods, commercial districts, industrial areas, recreational areas, and historical landmarks at the local, state, and national level.

Other Information

Within the Iowa Quad Cities region, the cities of Davenport, Bettendorf, and Riverdale maintain the MRT and promote access.

Sections of the Mississippi River Trail in this region are also part of the American Discovery Trail (ADT), which traverses the U.S., coast to coast, from California to Delaware for more than 6,800 miles across 15 states.

Trail Manager

Visit the Mississippi River Trail online for more information or contact:

Mississippi River Trail

Mississippi River Trail
858 North Jackson
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-236-0938


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