Hoover Nature Trail

The Herbert Hoover Nature Trail is a 3.7 mile crushed gravel Rails-to-Trails project connecting Oasis, IA and West Branch, IA.  This trail  segment in Cedar and Johnson County is part of a larger Eastern Iowa trail project with a vision to connect Cedar Rapids to Burlington.


There are several access points to the trail:

  • East College Street in West Branch
  • West Branch dog park on Baker Ave 
  • Johnson-Cedar Road just south of 265th St in Cedar County
  • The town of Oasis and several other locations in neighboring Johnson County

Hoover Nature Trail Map


Gravel trail for hiking, biking, birding and cross-county skiing.  The trail traverses through timber, prairie, and farm fields and is home to many animals and songbirds.  The trail is listed as an eBird Hotspot.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open daily from 6:00am-10:30pm


Trail is not plowed in winter.