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Ledges State Park

Boone, IA

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Ledges State Park is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Boone, Iowa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping & hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Maquoketa Caves State Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Awesome place! Only place I've ever been that you can actually go in and explore any caves you want. Very well maintained. Has lights in some one part of the caves, a sidewalk inside, big parking area, and lots of staircases in and out of caves. Bring a flashlight and a sweatshirt!

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Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Having lived in Dubuque, I often went to the mines. My favorite trail would have to be Horseshoe Bluff. I usually would climb the bluff nearest to the river and then walk back through on the way back. Another great trail is Eagle Scout, on the very south part of the mines. Theres geocaches and a few abandoned buildings along the way.

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Red Bird Farm Wildlife Area
by Rebecca Eyman

7 Completed 2 Reviews

Interesting but very natural setting, so "trails" are not marked and open areas often end with no real trail. We trudged for a few hours before we found a path to a frog infested pond (I mean hundreds! It was very cool) and a way into a wooded trail. Unfortunately we ran out of time.

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FW Kent Park
by Rebecca Eyman

7 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful area! The trails wind all around the park with many different scenes and areas. The trails are not always marked so you may want to take a nap.

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Palisades-Kepler State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hiking; the park contains about four miles of trails total, with great views of the Cedar River from the Palisades above (hence the name). While not too difficult, it has a couple of inclines which get the blood pumping.

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Sugar Bottom Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great mountain biking. 6 different loops, 3 different skill levels.

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Hitchcock Nature Area
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised by the hiking in Hitchcock. the trails are nicely marked and the paper maps are accurate. We were definitely surprised by the difficulty of some of the trails. We'll be back frequently this fall. I'm sure it will be lovely when the trees stay to turn.

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Coralville Reservoir - Linder and Squire Points
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

Excellent trail! Very well marked, lots of scenic opportunities including views of the lake, bridges and waterfalls (small but still. ..) as well as wildlife. During my hike there were several different birds, squirrels, deer and even bald eagles! Don't miss this trail if you live in the area!

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Three Rivers Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail starts at Rolfe IA and ends 33 miles near Eagle Grove IA. Crushed limestone that is well maintained. There is only one opportunity to refuel in Humbolt and is near the halfway point. Good views of the Westfork Des Moines river.

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Lake of Three Fires State Park
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

if you're looking for a level place to hike, this park is for you! They don't have a huge variety of trails and only one trail head that we could find, but it was one of our most peaceful hikes we've had. We didn't see any other hikers, bikers, or equestrians on the trail. The hike around the lake is 8 miles with several trails off the main trail. It was very level and very muddy due to recent rains in the area. There are ABUNDANT deer too. We saw at least a dozen on a 5 mile hike. The signage in the park is desperately lacking. I downloaded a pdf of the trail map from the parks website which was quite helpful.

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