Blue Mound State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Yet another fine example of driftless topography, this hike takes you around a steep hill, or mound, that is the highest point in this part of the state. Sprawling Blue Mound State Park has a large network of trails popular with both hikers and cyclists. This hike takes in several of the trails, giving visitors some challenging hikes through woods and prairie, with plenty of ascents and descents.
Numerous birds and wildlife roost in the park, including wild turkeys and deer. The park also has a swimming pool and two observation towers with fine views over the sweeping countryside. The weather is a little easier to take in the summer, as cooler winds blow across the mound in the fall. However, if you do come in the cooler months, you may very well have the trails largely to yourself."