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Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Davenport & Bettendorf area

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa

Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa map area

Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa

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BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS

Crow Creek Park Trails

Crow Creek Trail

Duck Creek Parkway Trail

Great River Trail

Middle Road Trail

Riverfront Trail

Sunderbruch Park

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Regional Trails

Davenport and Bettendorf are located in Scott County in the eastern part of the State of Iowa. These cities are situated along the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. These cities are situated along the Mississippi River cross from Moline, East Moline and Rock Island, Illinois.

The two major recreational trail systems for walking and bike riding in the Davenport and Bettendorf area are the Duck Creek Parkway Trail / Duck Creek Recreational Trail and the Riverfront Trail. There are other local trails that follow creeks, go through large parks or follow alongside major roadways. In addition, there is the Great River Trail that follows the banks of the Mississippi River in Illinois.

Duck Creek Parkway Trail / Duck Creek Recreational Trail

The Duck Creek Parkway Trail / Duck Creek Recreational Trail system is a paved pathway that extends for over 10 miles through the middle of the two cities. The trail follows along the greenbelt of Duck Creek. There are multiple access paths that head off into the local neighborhoods or business areas. The trail has underpasses for crossing some of the major roadways along the route, others must be crossed at street level. This trail system connects many of the local parks and passes by schools and other destinations. The trail provides a great way to get from one end of town to the other via bicycle.

The west end of the Duck Creek Trail is located at W. Central Park Avenue adjacent to Emeis Golf Course on the far west side of Davenport. The east end of the Duck Creek Trail is located at S Kensington Street, just south of State Street in Bettendorf. To connect to the Riverfront Trail, continue on Kensington Street to the end of the road.

The Duck Creek Trail goes by the following schools, parks or other points of interest: Eastern Iowa Community College, Northwest Park, Williams Intermediate School, Adams Elementary School, Marquette Park, Junge Park, Brady Street Stadium, Garfiled Park, Eastern Avenue Park, Duck Creek Park, Duck Creek Golf Course, Middle Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Palmer Hills Golf Course, Hollow View Park and Davis Glen Park.

Riverfront Trail

The Riverfront Trail is a paved path that extends for over 10 miles along the banks of the Mississippi River. The trail connects several parks and is a nice place to take a stroll and watch the boats sailing along the river. There is also the Arsenal Bridge near Iowa Street to cross over to the Great River Trail in Rock Island, Illinois.

The west end of the Riverfront Trail is located at Credit Island Park. There is a paved road around the island, walking paths and a pedestrian bridge across the waterway to get over to S. Concord Street in Davenport. The east end of the Riverfront Trail is located at S. Bellingham Street at a point just southeast of State Street. In this area trail users can also connect to the Duck Creek Trail by traveling down S. Kensington Street.

The points of interest along the Riverfront Trail are: Credit Island Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Centennial Park, Modern Woodmen Park, LeClaire Park, casinos, the locks along the Mississippi River, the Arsenal Bridge, River Heritage Park, Lindsay Park and Leach Park.

Great River Trail

 The Great River Trail is a paved pathway that follows alongside the Mississippi River in Illinois and travels through the cities of Rock Island and Moline across from Davenport. The trail then heads north and reaches as far as Savanna. The separate pathway is not continuous and there are some sections where you need to travel along streets to get to the next section. The Great River Trail connects several parks and other points of interest.

You can get to the Great River Trail by crossing the river at the Arsenal Bridge near 2nd Street and Iowa Street in Davenport. Trail users then need to use the 24th Street Bridge to get to the Great River Trail near 1st Street in Rock Island, Illinois.

The west end of the Great River Trail is located at Sunset Lane near the Sunset Marina in Rock Island. The northeast end is located in Savanna at a point 57 miles along the trail route.

Points of interest along the Great River Trail are: Sunset Park, Schweibert Riverfront Park, the Arsenal Bridge, Sylvan Slough Naturalized Bridge, Sylvan Island, Ben Butterworth Parkway, Empire Park and Elton E. Fawks Bald Eagle Refuge Nature Preserve.

Read more about the Great River Trail


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails in the Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa area.


Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Iowa

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Iowa. Additional trails are displayed on the maps for cities in Iowa.

Visit our Regional Recreational Trails page for a chart of trails with lengths, surfaces and communities.

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