Ocheyedan Mound State Preserve

Ocheyedan, Iowa 51354

Ocheyedan Mound State Preserve

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"In Iowa’s topographically disadvantaged northwest corner, even the small rise of Ocheyedan Mound is dramatic. Ocheyedan Mound was long a beacon for travelers and, in later times, a popular hill for sledding.

A classic glacial kame, it was long thought to be the state’s highest point—until 1970, when the U.S. Geological Survey discovered the mistake. A short jaunt to the summit today will put you 170 feet above the gently tilted landscape, yielding a subtly fantastic view of the surrounding floodplain."

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Trail Information

Ocheyedan
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
0.45
Distance
66 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Approximately 30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Osceola County Conservation Board
Local Contacts
USGS Ocheyedan
Local Maps