Visit the Preserves

Guidelines of Use

Welcome to the UNI Biological Preserves and trails system. There are a multitude of ways to experience these natural spaces, consider the following activities!
  • Hiking, Walking, or Jogging 
  • When snow is present, snowshoeing or cross country skiing
  • Birding, plant identification, and more! Follow and add to our iNaturalist project.   
To ensure that the trails remain well maintained and enjoyable to everyone, abide by the following rules.  
  • Do not cycle on unpaved trails
  • Leash and cleanup after pets
  • No hammocking 
  • No Unauthorized Motorized Vehicles  
  • No Smoking
  • Do Not Litter 

For questions or concerns regarding usage of the Preserves contact Laura Jackson, Biological Preserve Manager. For questions or concerns about the Preserves trails contact Stephanie Witte, Biological Preserves Trails Manager

Maps and Information

Biological Preserves

This map details the Biological Preserves. Here you can find information on preserves locations, parking, trail heads and connecting routes.   

Campus Trails and Natural Areas

This map highlights the Wetland Trails, the Tallgrass Trails, and the South Campus Trails located around UNI’s campus. Information on parking and connecting bicycle and pedestrian routes can be found here.

City of Cedar Falls Trails

The city of Cedar Falls boasts over 120 miles of paved trails and 6 trail loops, some of which interact around campus! Check out the city maps linked below and support the Cedar Valley Trails Partnership!

Biological Preserves Trail Maintenance

Throughout the year, maintenance crews overseen by Trails Manager, Stephanie Witte, work to keep the trails enjoyable. Are you a student looking for work, check out the link below!