Update: The Iowa River Trail is now open. The previously closed portion of the trail that spanned from Highway 6 south to McCollister Boulevard was damaged from heavy rains and the failure of a stormwater structure under the trail which undermined a large portion of the trail. 

Original news release: July 12, 2021 

Iowa River Trail is closed south of Highway 6 as recent heavy rains have washed out areas under the trail. The trail will remain closed until repairs can be made.

Closure signage is placed south of Highway 6 where the damage begins. Additional signage is placed near Napoleon Park alerting trail users of the closure. Iowa City trail users should be cautious when using trails near bodies of water, and be aware of the possibility of high water and flash floods.

City staff continues to monitor the situation and may close additional trails and park areas as needed. 

A map that shows trail closures along the Iowa River.

Date of publication

Tuesday, November 02, 2021