Best Hiking in Iowa

This list represents the most popular hiking in Iowa. Use this list to plan your next Iowa hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Picturesque sandstone bluffs line the canyon of Pea’s Creek just before it enters the ...
One of the many developed trail systems around the Coralville Reservoir–Lake MacBride ...
The 323-acre Maquoketa Caves State Park offers 6 miles of hiking trails and spelunking ...
When you tell Iowa outdoor-lovers you’re going backpacking in the state, most assume your ...
“The valley of the red cedar is in eastern Iowa, a long strip of fertile land sprawling ...
There’s good reason this is home to the Loess Hills Prairie Seminar: These two preserved ...
Just twenty minutes northeast of the Council Bluffs–Omaha area, this new park will enchant ...
The cats for which the park was named were mostly killed off in the mid-1800s, although ...
Though Iowa’s Pikes Peak shares its name with the better known 14,110-foot peak in Colorado, ...
Brushy Creek contains 35 miles of multiuse trails and offers a multitude of recreational ...
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, located on the bluffs overlooking Catfish Creek ...
Take a creek walk in Geode State Park, named for Iowa’s state rock, and you may find several ...
Designated as an “urban wildlife sanctuary,” Stone State Park seems so removed from the ...
Geologically, biologically, and recreationally, Hickory Hills Park is an island in a sea ...
Perched on the hills overlooking the Skunk River, 320-acre Brinton Timber is part of a ...
If you wish to explore the latest addition to Iowa’s state forest system, you’ll have ...
The preserve is split in half by Flint Creek, which cuts through a nearly vertical 100-foot-high ...
The southernmost protected area in Iowa’s Loess Hills, Waubonsie actually serves as a ...
Less than 0.1 percent of the original native tallgrass prairie that once covered Iowa ...
The rolling corn country of Iowa is home to a unique collection of small villages known ...
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