Mount Trashmore

Trails & Overlook

Trails Are


Trails Are


Trails Are

Partially Open

Trail Access Hours:

Trails and Overlook are closed. Will reopen late June/early July 2020, weather permitting, following site construction work.

Please remember that access will be limited to posted hours. This is a regulated & permitted landfill and safety is our number one priority.

Weather and trail conditions will determine access.


2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids

What You Need to Know

The Mount Trashmore Trails and Overlook are closed due to site construction work and improvements. More than 4,300 people used the trails and visited the overlook last year. 

The trails and overlook will reopen late June/early July 2020, when the weather permits and site work is completed. Visitors will have the chance to take part in the Mount Trashmore Challenge. Information about the Challenge can be found here:  Mount Trashmore Challenge

Site work on facility improvements, including a new entrance for walkers and bicyclists, public restrooms, trail upgrades, and check-in building remodeling, continues. The improvements will allow for increased access for visitors and enhance site safety. Here is a preview of the site improvements - Facilities Access Improvement Project

Construction Photos     

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Construction is still on-going, the trails will be opening in late June / early July.
Check back for updates!

You can get your 2020 Mount Trashmore pass by filling out the form below.

You will recieve an email with a QR code that you can use for check in at Mount Trashmore. 

Please be aware and follow the rules.

  • Stay on trails! Off-trail use is prohibited.
  • The Solid Waste Agency is not responsible for injury or damaged equipment. Use trails at your own risk.
  • Trail use is prohibited when gates are closed. Both A Street SW entrance gate and/or trail head gate. Trespassers will be prosecuted.
  • Dogs are allowed but must be leashed.
  • Limited parking onsite. Park in designated areas.
  • All trail users (bikers & walkers)  MUST CHECK-IN at kiosk in recreation building. 
  • Bike helmet use is strongly recommended!
  • There are stairs on the Stumptown Trail;  strollers can only be used on the Overlook Trail.
Overlook of Mount Trashmore
  • No driving to the top of Mount Trashmore. It is a trail, not designed for vehicles.
  • No smoking & no alcohol.
  • There are no lights on the trails or at the overlook.
  • Due to time constraints, walkers will need to be on trails 30 minutes before closing time. 
  • 2 inch or wider tires are recommended for Trashmore Trail. 

Watch for truck traffic! Trails are adjacent to an operational compost facility with a shared entrance and roads.

Trails & Overlook Recreation Coordinator

Zac Hornung is the Recreation Coordinator for the Mount Trashmore trails and overlook. Zac coordinates public access to the trails and overlook, manages the trail system, scenic overlook activities, and promotes the unique site throughout the community.

Zac is the contact for tours and event requests at the Mount Trashmore trails and overlook. Interested in volunteering with the trails? Give him a call at 319-377-5290 ext. 123 or send him an email.

Trashmore Trail Map

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No driving to the top of Mount Trashmore (visitors with a handicap placard are allowed to drive to the top).

Overlook Trail
Trashmore Trail
Trashmore Trail