Effigy Mounds National Monument - North and South Units Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Traversing the bluffs that overlook the confluence of the Mississippi and Yellow Rivers provides one of the best cultural history lessons to be found in Iowa.
After a day spent wandering among the earthen sculptures of bird and bear, you’ll undoubtedly return. Of 10,000 mounds thought once to have existed in northeastern Iowa, 191 known mounds lie within the monument, 29 of which are shaped like animals. Two units include 13 miles of trails that navigate the forested bluffs, pass through prairie remnants and reconstructions, and pause at the overlooks where the remarkable mounds rest."