Riverview Park has a variety of riding conditions. Trails include open and tree-covered, as well as a small hill for climbing. The park is bordered by the Cedar River, which creates some nice riverside trails. Riverview also features Moto X tracks for dirt bikes and a Pee Wee track for the youngest riders.
The Riverview Park is maintained by the Trailblazers Off Road Club, with funding supplied by the Iowa DNR. Club members have spent many hours hauling garbage out of the park, trimming underbrush, and grooming trails to make Riverview a place for riders to enjoy. In 2002, club members added a park shelter with picnic tables and a primitive restroom.
- Current registration must be displayed by all riders.
- Helmets are mandatory.
- No riding double is allowed except on 2 ups.
- No stunts, wheelies, or speeding are allowed in the parking lot; save it for the trails and the track for the safety of other riders and the trucks and trailers entering and leaving the lot.
- Side-by-side ORVs are NOT allowed at Riverview Recreation Area at this time.
Please follow all DNR rules (rule-breaking is subject to fines), as well as all posted rules to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one.
From the north: Follow highway 218 south through Waterloo to Hawthorne Avenue. Turn left, then take a quick right at Peoples Appliance. Go approximately 100 feet, then take a quick left, staying on Hawthorne. The parking lot is about 1/4 mile.
From the south: Follow highway 218 north from highway 380 or 20, go to the second traffic light, turn right on Hawthorne, then take a quick right at Peoples Appliance. Go approximately 100 feet, then take a quick left, staying on Hawthorne. The parking lot is about 1/4 mile.
Land Owner: City of Waterloo
Location: Hawthorne Avenue Waterloo
Size: 200 Acres
Local Club: Trailblazers Off Road Club