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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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Cedar Bluffs Natural Area and State Preserve
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great trail. I thought the lookout was fabulous. The history of this park is a great thing to read about.

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge has 3 trails: Prairie Overlook Trail (1/2 mile), Tallgrass Trail (2 miles), and the Savana Study Area & Trail (not sure of distance). I took the Tallgrass Trail. By the time you get to the trailhead and at the end of the hike get back to the parking lot, you'll have walked 3 miles. There are several declines and inclines, but they are all gradual. Good paved trail with nice benches every 1/4-1/2 mile to sit and rest or enjoy the sounds of the birds. No pets are allowed on the trails. Really enjoyable walk!

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Wildcat Den State Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Just completed this hike today with my dog for the first time. It was a pretty fun hike. There's lots of beautiful sights and some steep terrain. I had fun because my dog and I went off trail and did some climbing. It can get pretty crowded on nice days.

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GreenBelt Lake Loop
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Even though it was a bit of a drive for me from Johnston, it was worth spending the day here. The walk around the lake is just a little over a mile. As others have mentioned, the trail is well maintained. Very few people around. Quiet and peaceful. Lots of birdwatching opportunities with a few wild rabbits seen hopping around. Actual trail is almost entirely flat and is hard packed dirt with only a couple sections composed of fairly compacted sand. Dogs on leash are allowed, as well as fishing and non-motorized boats. Great place to put in a raft or small kayak. Make a picnic of it. Although a short, easy hike, it was very enjoyable.

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Brushy Creek Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Very well marked trail. Miles of single track. Its not the mountains but its a good challenge!

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Squirrel's Nest
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Waterworks Park is best for walking or biking paved roads. My family and I couldn't exactly find any apparent established hiking trails per se. Squirrels Nest is best for Frisbee throwing, dog walks, power walking, and or biking. I'll definitely come back and use the Great Western Trail to go biking on though.

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Maquoketa Caves State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love Maquoketa Caves State Park! I have taken nanny of my friends and relatives there. Living only 18 miles away is a bonus. The caves range from easy to somewhat challenging. We have brought children as young as 8 months old along with us in our group. There are a lot of trails to hike and a lot of stairs to climb but I say that as a good thing. Very friendly Rangers that are very helpful. I go there at least once a week as soon as the caves open for the season.

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Palisades-Kepler State Park
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved the hike. We took our 18 mo old and 3 year old and everyone enjoyed it.

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Browns Woods
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Enjoyable hike. Lots of interesting birds along the way. Some downed trees across the trail, but easy to get over or around. As a curvy woman, I wished I had brought my hiking sticks. There were several up and downhill slopes that would have been helpful to my knees if I had a little extra support. Only saw two other people on the trail. Very quiet and relaxing.

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