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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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Sycamore trail
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4 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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297 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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Duck Creek Parkway Trail
by Mark Hausmann

4 Completed 2 Reviews

We live near this trail and it is a great place to take your dogs for a walk/run. It's in the heart of the quad cities so it's not the wilderness just a nice place for a walk.

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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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