This is a short hike onto a narrow ridge that gives panoramic views of the Mississippi. Situated on high bluffs alongside the Mississippi River Valley, O.L. Kipp has its fair share of overlooks: eight spots yield panoramic scenes of the river 600 feet below. Many of these spots are accessible from near the picnic area, while the path out to King’s Bluff provides a river overlook, a tour through a hardwood forest, as well as visit to a unique and fragile habitat called a goat prairie.
The park has ample drinking fountains and benches. Portions of the trail are lighted. It boasts two pavilions. The first, the Sadie Ray and Waldo Graf Pavilion, near the trailhead, is a large building that contains tables, benches, restroom facilities, and water fountains. The second is unnamed and along the trail. There are also playgrounds, basketball courts, and a YMCA facility available. The tree canopy is erratic, so wear a cap and use sunscreen.
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