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gem Favorite Wildlife spotted when driving through the park.

The Backbone of the Maquoketa River

(2) Strawbe…, IA

Recommended Routes in Iowa - 11

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Favorite Leaf peeping with my pup at Backbone State Park
Intermediate Intermediate

Backbone Lake Loop

6.4 mi 10.3 km 490' Up 149.41 m Up 496' Down 151.13 m Down

Strawbe…, IA
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Favorite View from the top of Effigy Mounds Monument.
Intermediate Intermediate

Effigy Mounds North Unit - Hanging Rock

6.5 mi 10.5 km 890' Up 271.14 m Up 889' Down 270.86 m Down

McGregor, IA
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Favorite 2018 100k male champion Michael Borst of La Crosse, Wisconsin floating across the Cattesse Trail
Difficult Difficult

Mines of Spain 100 (MoS100)

21.2 mi 34.1 km 2,597' Up 791.44 m Up 2,596' Down 791.41 m Down

Dubuque, IA
Explore in 3D
Favorite This is a typical hill on the Comer Pocket Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park

5.3 mi 8.5 km 312' Up 95.02 m Up 312' Down 95.05 m Down

Indianola, IA
Explore in 3D
Favorite Singletrack running alongside Clear Creek.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Ashton/Clear Creek Natural Surface

4.2 mi 6.7 km 257' Up 78.47 m Up 255' Down 77.72 m Down

Coralville, IA
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Favorite The spillway.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

McBride Nature Recreation Loop

4.5 mi 7.3 km 535' Up 163.04 m Up 551' Down 168.04 m Down

North L…, IA
Explore in 3D
Favorite North Shore Trail along Lake MacBride.
Intermediate Intermediate

Solon to MacBride Beach

7.8 mi 12.5 km 724' Up 220.7 m Up 717' Down 218.56 m Down

Solon, IA
Explore in 3D
Favorite A sea of blue at the trailhead of the Schuetzen Park Wanderweg.
Difficult Difficult

Schuetzen Park Wanderweg

1.0 mi 1.6 km 86' Up 26.12 m Up 80' Down 24.25 m Down

Davenport, IA
Explore in 3D
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate Intermediate

Browns Woods Interior Trails

2.9 mi 4.7 km 345' Up 105.16 m Up 365' Down 111.22 m Down

West De…, IA
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Favorite Coming down the old stone steps headed north on Cedar Cliff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Palisades Loop

2.9 mi 4.6 km 396' Up 120.55 m Up 397' Down 121.14 m Down

Mount V…, IA
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Favorite Water crossing
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Pine lake

2.7 mi 4.3 km 356' Up 108.65 m Up 361' Down 109.97 m Down

Eldora, IA
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Iowa Running

  • 452 Miles 727 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 82 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 160 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 14 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Iowa

Trails in Iowa - 245

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2.9 mi 4.7 km #1MHI Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Cherokee, IA
Intermediate Intermediate
Cherokee, IA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #2Saddle Loop Trail
Difficult Difficult
McGregor, IA
Difficult Difficult
McGregor, IA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Munn Woods North Trail
Easy Easy
Ames, IA
Easy Easy
Ames, IA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #4Dogwood Hill
Intermediate Intermediate
Iowa City, IA
Intermediate Intermediate
Iowa City, IA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Heritage Trail- Belmond
Easy Easy
Belmond, IA
Easy Easy
Belmond, IA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Koser Spring Lake Park Trail
Easy Easy
Cherokee, IA
Easy Easy
Cherokee, IA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Forester's Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
McGregor, IA
Intermediate Intermediate
McGregor, IA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #8Pony Hollow Trail
Easy Easy
Elkader, IA
Easy Easy
Elkader, IA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Riverside Trail
Easy Easy
Coon Rapids, IA
Easy Easy
Coon Rapids, IA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10Woodland Trail Spur 2
Intermediate Intermediate
Elkader, IA
Intermediate Intermediate
Elkader, IA

Photos of Iowa - 244

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Some of the flora and fungi along the side of the trail in the fall.
Oct 17, 2016 near Dubuque, IA
The Julian Dubuque Monument and lookout point.
Oct 17, 2016 near Dubuque, IA
The Basswood Trail's smooth tread and beautiful surroundings make for a wonderful experience in the woods.
Dec 12, 2016 near Prairie…, IA
This is a typical hill on the Comer Pocket Trail.
Apr 2, 2017 near Indianola, IA
2018 100k male champion Michael Borst of La Crosse, Wisconsin floating across the Cattesse Trail
Apr 8, 2019 near Dubuque, IA
Maquoketa Caves State Park
Apr 7, 2020 near Maquoketa, IA
Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Sugar Bottom Recreation Area, Iowa
Apr 7, 2020 near North L…, IA
The trail weaves it way through the woods under a canopy of leaves that provide shade for your hike.
Jul 21, 2023 near Blue Grass, IA

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