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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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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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3 Completed 2 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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Lake Macbride Nature Recreation Area
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8 Completed 6 Reviews

Really nice campsite. Really enjoyed the day. Nice clean bathrooms.

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Wildcat Den State Park
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful and a great workout. It would be nice if it were signed better from one trail to the next.

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Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
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30 Completed 26 Reviews

Trail not well maintained. Fallen trees along the portion next to the river. A very quiet trail though which is nice to have close to a city. The pool was nice. I recommend starting the trail from the Southeast entrance and not the North. Some tall Bluestem native grass In some areas. Trail is a little over 2 miles in length.

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Ledges State Park
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Lake of Three Fires State Park
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Beginner at hiking. The actual hiking trail was very short. We went on the equestrian trails which were....ok.

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Three Rivers Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

This is a old railroad right of way that is nicely graveled and fairly level. The part of it that we rode on followed a river and some ravines. There were some great views and good facilities.

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Palisades-Kepler State Park
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36 Completed 34 Reviews

I've been all over this park, and more than once, having attended college in the area. Very enjoyable. Not too difficult, but some up and down hills near the river can make this park tiring on a hot day in summer.

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