Work resumed in May 2018 on a 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. Final landscaping work on the overlook is scheduled to be completed in summer 2018.

Work on a trail system has also begun. There will be trails for both walkers and mountain bikers. The overall project will hopefully be completed by late June or early July 2018, weather permitting.

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

Update:  May 18, 2018

Trail work is well underway! Again, no one is allowed on Mount Trashmore while construction work takes place, but here are some pictures of the progress being made.

Aerial view of trail construction
Aerial view of trail construction