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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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Squirrel's Nest
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3 Completed 2 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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3 Completed 2 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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Pikes Peak State Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Cedar River Greenbelt Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great trail if you are looking to hike different terrain all on one trail system. The trail runs from just west of Osage to Interstate Park in Mitchell and offers stunning views of towering bluffs, woods, & the Cedar River. This trail is not for beginners.

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Odessa-Louisa Complex
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

I own a cabin on Lake Odessa and hunt/fish here. Great place for kayaking/canoeing. Excellent fishing but water level fluctuates with the season. Bordered by a Nature Preserve (off limits in Fall and Winter). concrete boat ramp, local restaraunt and campground. Toolsboro Mound nearby.

From Naturally Iowa Website: Special Interests: Viewing eagles, waterfowl and other wetland bird species; canoeing and kayaking

Watchable Wildlife: eagles (year round); waterfowl and wetland birds; other wetland wildlife;

Paddling: six accesses; Odessa Water Trail has 3 marked routes; water levels change seasonally

Hunting: major - waterfowl, deer, turkey, squirrel;

Fishing: shallow lake, wetlands

Trails: hiking (flat, mowed, service road)

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Riverfront Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Urban trail along the riverfront. Well maintained, can be very busy during the Summer. Lots of events held along the river, playgrounds, picnics and sculptures in Davenport and Muscatine.

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Wildcat Den State Park
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Great local place for a nice quick hike. lots of stairs, stream and rock. Great scenery with Grist Mill, School. They are adding a period style log cabin (complete 2015?) next to the settlers cemetary. Nice park

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Coralville Reservoir - Linder and Squire Points
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good trail overall. Nice hills and the trail itself is easy to run on but still hard enough to make it fun to watch your feet if you're moving at a good clip. It is short for die hard runner though.

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