Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids Guide Book

by Lynn Goya and Alexander Goya (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Cedar Rapids  by Lynn Goya and Alexander Goya

112pp/maps
ISBN: 0762757485

Nineteen easy-to-follow hikes in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Cedar Falls, and Waterloo. Enjoy scenic hikes along the Cedar River, Devonian Fossil Gorge, the Mormon Handcart Trail or Wildcat Den State Park, Maquoketa Caves State Park, and the Cedar Valley Nature Trail.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.
... Preview: This efficient hike takes you from the Amana Colonies’ historic train depot, through prairie, and then loops around Lily Lake, which is filled with wild geese, ducks, and water lilies during the summe ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Amana, IA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Iowa once was noted for its rolling hills covered in a sea of grass. Now less than one-tenth of 1 percent of that native grassland remains and what does survives in bits and pieces scattered throughou ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Cedar Falls, IA - Hiking
... Preview: This 52-mile multi-use trail offers long-distance hikers the opportunity to travel from Cedar Rapids to Cedar Falls without getting into a car once. The trail runs primarily along an old railroad ro ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
La Porte City, IA - Birding,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Central Park is a small gem of a park in the middle of Grant Wood country. A twenty-five-acre man-made lake is surrounded by a small wetland, regenerating prairie, and replanted woodlands. This popula ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Amber, IA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Wander over an ancient fossil bed, then hike up the hill for breathtaking views of the dam, park, and spillway. The flood of 1993 was record-breaking at the time, lasting for long weeks and swamping t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Coralville, IA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Walk through 300 acres of manicured wilderness in the middle of the Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan area. You’ll cross over bridges and hike beside archaeological digs within this Watchable Wildlife ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Cedar Falls, IA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Few places in Iowa are more fun than the Maquoketa Caves. This is a great place for older kids and teens as the trails all lead back to safe havens, yet there is a wildness that hundreds of years of e ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Maquoketa, IA - Climbing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: A lovely hike at the end of a lovely drive, this remote wildlife area offers scenic bluffs, old trees, and the chance to see Iowa’s native bats. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Anamosa, IA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: This trail begins where the Mormons built their handcarts to begin their 1,400-mile trek to Salt Lake City. It follows Clear Creek through the beautiful training fields for University of Iowa sports t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Iowa City, IA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Hidden down an old, rutty road, this marshland hike is deep in the heart of one of Iowa’s hidden wetlands. Wild iris, cattails, turtles, herons, cranes, and an array of colorful dragonflies coexist on ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Chelsea, IA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Palisades-Kepler is a wonderful hike with high cliffs that look out over the Cedar River and winding trails within native woodlands that include ancient Indian mounds, picturesque creeks, and wooded g ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Cedar Rapids, IA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This sometimes beautiful, often heartbreaking, eventually inspiring walk showcases the Cedar River and the devastation and renewal that resulted from the 2008 500-year flood. The walk begins at the r ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Cedar Rapids, IA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This rare sliver of native prairie protects one of the oldest pioneer cemeteries in the area and offers one of the most peaceful walks in the state. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Tipton, IA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This 7.0-mile trail along the border of Indian Creek and the Cedar River became Iowa’s first National Recreation Trail in 1980. The Sac and Fox Trail is part of the Indian Creek Nature Center, a 210- ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Cedar Rapids, IA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: One of Black Hawk County’s newest wildlife areas, this remote walk will take you through regenerating prairie and quiet woodlands and to a crystalline quarry. Its distance from any major city makes th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Janesville, IA - Birding,Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This isolated park along the “Wapsi” River connects with the 130-mile Northeast State Park Bike Route and offers an array of scenic Iowa interests. Small caves for exploring, streams safe enough for ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Anamosa, IA - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: One of Iowa’s newest and most remote wilderness areas and one of only three true canyons in Iowa, this 563-acre site offers a 2-mile-long, 200-foot-deep canyon, mature forests, open prairie, sky-high ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Dubuque, IA - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: This hike has it all: green woodlands, meandering streams, a slot canyon, and the chance to explore around the next corner. It is also a link within the Great River Birding Trail and the American Disc ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Fairport , IA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Part of an extensive hiking system around Coralville Lake, this delightful walk takes you down woodland trails to scenic overlooks over the water. Coralville Lake offers 20 miles of some of the best ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Cedar Rapids"
Coralville, IA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1
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