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Gems in Iowa - 1

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gem Favorite Wildlife spotted when driving through the park.

The Backbone of the Maquoketa River

(1) Strawbe…, IA

Recommended Routes in Iowa - 10

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Favorite Leaf peeping with my pup at Backbone State Park
Intermediate

Backbone Lake Loop

6.4 mi 10.3 km 490' Up 149.41 m Up 496' Down 151.13 m Down

Strawbe…, IA
Favorite This is a typical hill on the Comer Pocket Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park

5.3 mi 8.5 km 312' Up 95.02 m Up 312' Down 95.05 m Down

Indianola, IA
Favorite View from the top of Effigy Mounds Monument.
Intermediate

Effigy Mounds North Unit - Hanging Rock

6.5 mi 10.5 km 890' Up 271.14 m Up 889' Down 270.86 m Down

McGregor, IA
Favorite The spillway.
Intermediate/Difficult

McBride Nature Recreation Loop

4.5 mi 7.3 km 535' Up 163.04 m Up 551' Down 168.04 m Down

North L…, IA
Favorite North Shore Trail along Lake MacBride.
Intermediate

Solon to MacBride Beach

7.8 mi 12.5 km 724' Up 220.7 m Up 717' Down 218.56 m Down

Solon, IA
Favorite Singletrack running alongside Clear Creek.
Easy/Intermediate

Ashton/Clear Creek Natural Surface

4.2 mi 6.7 km 257' Up 78.47 m Up 255' Down 77.72 m Down

Coralville, IA
Favorite A sea of blue at the trailhead of the Schuetzen Park Wanderweg.
Difficult

Schuetzen Park Wanderweg

1.0 mi 1.6 km 86' Up 26.12 m Up 80' Down 24.25 m Down

Davenport, IA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Browns Woods Interior Trails

2.9 mi 4.7 km 345' Up 105.16 m Up 365' Down 111.22 m Down

West De…, IA
Favorite Water crossing
Intermediate

Pine lake

2.7 mi 4.3 km 356' Up 108.65 m Up 361' Down 109.97 m Down

Eldora, IA
Favorite Coming down the old stone steps headed north on Cedar Cliff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Palisades Loop

2.9 mi 4.6 km 396' Up 120.55 m Up 397' Down 121.14 m Down

Mount V…, IA

Iowa Hiking

  • 453 Miles 729 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 72 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 114 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 12 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Iowa

Trails in Iowa - 187

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0.9 mi 1.5 km #1Mount Hosmer Drive
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #2MHI Trail
Intermediate
Cherokee, IA
Intermediate
Cherokee, IA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #3Saddle Loop Trail
Difficult
McGregor, IA
Difficult
McGregor, IA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #4Dogwood Hill
Intermediate
Iowa City, IA
Intermediate
Iowa City, IA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Koser Spring Lake Park Trail
Easy
Cherokee, IA
Easy
Cherokee, IA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Munn Woods North Trail
Easy
Ames, IA
Easy
Ames, IA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #7Pony Hollow Trail
Easy
Elkader, IA
Easy
Elkader, IA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #8Heritage Trail- Belmond
Easy
Belmond, IA
Easy
Belmond, IA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Forester's Trail
Intermediate
McGregor, IA
Intermediate
McGregor, IA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Riverside Trail
Easy
Coon Rapids, IA
Easy
Coon Rapids, IA

Photos of Iowa - 218

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Walking through the bluffs above Catfish Creek.
Oct 17, 2016 near East Du…, IL
Maquoketa Caves State Park
Apr 7, 2020 near Maquoketa, IA
The Julian Dubuque Monument and lookout point.
Oct 17, 2016 near Dubuque, IA
Some of the flora and fungi along the side of the trail in the fall.
Oct 17, 2016 near Dubuque, IA
This is a typical hill on the Comer Pocket Trail.
Apr 2, 2017 near Indianola, IA
The Basswood Trail's smooth tread and beautiful surroundings make for a wonderful experience in the woods.
Dec 12, 2016 near Prairie…, IA
Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Sugar Bottom Recreation Area, Iowa
Apr 7, 2020 near North L…, IA
Field Trip
Apr 7, 2020 near Maquoketa, IA