Visitors will soon be able to check out the scenic overlook and trail system at Mount Trashmore. The closed and capped landfill is in the process of becoming a recreation destination. 

Offering the best view in Linn County, the top of Mount Trashmore now has an overlook installed featuring radius seating for those who make it to the top. It also offers a one-of-a-kind view of the Cedar River, Czech Village, downtown Cedar Rapids and beyond. 

There will be trails for both walkers and mountain bikers, including a 5,000 foot walking/hiking trail, a multi-use trail for bicyclists and walkers, and a flow trail only for bicyclists that goes down Mount Trashmore.

In addition to the trails, there are several other projects underway at the same location that need to be completed before the trails can open. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for September 06, at 1:00pm, weather permitting.

The overlook and trails will be accessible on a limited basis when the facility is open, but not until all construction work on-site has ended.

Update:  June 29, 2018

Trails looking great! But again, no one is allowed on Mount Trashmore while construction work takes place, both on the trails and on the rest of the site. 

Aerial view of trail construction
Aerial view of trail construction