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Maquoketa Caves State Park

Maquoketa, IA

Maquoketa Caves State Park is a 6 mile loop trail located near Maquoketa, Iowa that features a waterfall. The trail is primarily used for birding, camping, hiking, nature trips & walking and is accessible year-round.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Stone State Park
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

Run and bike the trails weekly.Great place for a workout or to take in some wildlife. Several trails to choose or link up for a varying distances.

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Ledges State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

So much fun

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Backbone State Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Some of the most amazing views, hiking, and climbing in Iowa! Loved the Backbone Trail and all the climbing you can do here. Thanks to 'Roscoe' for showing us the 'Rabbit Hole' that lead us to some hidden places to climb up and through the beautiful bluffs! Recommended for a few hours of hiking and climbing fun.

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Maquoketa Caves State Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great place for a dayhike, basic spelunking and some random climbing!

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Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very Nice Trails. Well kept up and beautiful area.

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McVay Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Hitchcock Nature Area
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

Fun set of trails. I did the Westridge and badger ridge beautiful views from both trails I was kind of shocked at the views. The mosquitoes in the hollers are pretty bad so stay up top on the ridge lines. Two reasons why I didn't give a five trails are maintained by a tractor so your kind of walking down a road and no switchbacks going up the hills. But would recommend it to you if you have a couple hours.

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Pleasant Valley Trail
by Jean Johnson

11 Completed 1 Reviews

The Pleasant Valley Trail is a paved walking/bicycling trail that surrounds the city of Ida Grove with four miles of paved trail with many entrance points. There is a new extension that goes to Moorehead Park right outside of Ida Grove. This is a very nice trail for biking and walking.

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Lake Macbride Nature Recreation Area
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

My favorite trail in Johnson Co. It contains 7.1 mls of trails, in a peninsula bordered by Co.Rd. F-22. All levels of hiking, from easy(Bluebird), moderate(Blue Stem, Hawk Ravine & Field Campus). The Osprey trail is rugged and connects to the MacBride Spillway. Owned by Corps & Iowa, it is managed by the U of Iowa. Their managers, Robert & Bob love it as much as I and our work there shows it. Two nice campgrounds and real bathroom/running water. Great cross-country skiing in winter, sailing club and Raptor Center. Check out the bird blind, nice rest after hiking.

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Maquoketa Caves State Park
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Great place with lots of caves and lots of natural trails

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