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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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Pikes Peak State Park
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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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Wildcat Den State Park
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Coming from a 25 year stint in SE Minnesota, I didn't know what to expect going to this park. I'm sure I camped here in scouting days, but have no recollection of the park.
That said, I enjoyed the park. Fairly easy hike, easy drive from the Quad Cities area. Nice quiet location. Creeks and some sandstone cliffs to view which are nice. Grist Mill is interesting.
I have yet to see any critters outside of hearing birds.

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Sycamore trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

The north end starts just off of 66th St. in Johnston, IA and it has a new piece of single track that leaves from the north lot and connects back to the main trail after 1.5 miles. The main trail (from north to south) is double wide dirt for 3.5 miles, connects to a paved trail for 2 miles, and then dips back into the woods for 1.75 miles before reaching the south end parking lot at the Polk Co. Building in Des Moines, IA. Most sections of the trail have a high line and a low line which are 50 feet or more apart with the high line staying dry more often than the low one. This is a very beginner friendly trail and the local run club holds the Sycamore 8 Mile Trail Race on it, the first Sat. of each Dec.

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Wildcat Den State Park
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295 Completed 297 Reviews

Good day out !

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Preparation Canyon State Park
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Giving it 3 stars for the looks - not as pretty as other near by places I hiked at, although it did have some nice views. Very wicked hills. Spent 1.5 hrs. Nice hike. Lots of hunters in December in the area. Make sure to wear orange.

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