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321 mi 517 km of trail 11 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 68 Trails Intermediate Trails 115 Trails Hard Trails 12 Trails
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gem Favorite View from the Backbone

The Backbone of the Maquoketa River

(1) Strawbe…, IA

Recommended Routes in Iowa - 11

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Favorite Leaf peeping with my pup at Backbone State Park
Intermediate

Backbone Lake Loop

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

Strawbe…, IA
Favorite 2018 100k male champion Michael Borst of La Crosse, Wisconsin floating across the Cattesse Trail
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
Favorite This is a typical hill on the Comer Pocket Trail.
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
Favorite View from the top of Effigy Mounds Monument.
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
Favorite The spillway.
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
Favorite North Shore Trail along Lake MacBride.
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
Favorite Singletrack running alongside Clear Creek.
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
Favorite A sea of blue at the trailhead of the Schuetzen Park Wanderweg.
Difficult

Schuetzen Park Wanderweg

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

Davenport, IA
Favorite Water crossing
Intermediate

Pine lake

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

Eldora, IA
Favorite Coming down the old stone steps headed north on Cedar Cliff Trail
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
Favorite No Photos
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

Trails in Iowa - 184

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0.9 mi 1.5 km #1Mount Hosmer Drive
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #2MHI Trail
Intermediate
Cherokee, IA
Intermediate
Cherokee, IA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #3Saddle Loop Trail
Difficult
McGregor, IA
Difficult
McGregor, IA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #4Dogwood Hill
Intermediate
Iowa City, IA
Intermediate
Iowa City, IA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Koser Spring Lake Park Trail
Easy
Cherokee, IA
Easy
Cherokee, IA
0.8 mi 1.4 km #6Backbone Trail
Intermediate
Strawberry Point, IA
Intermediate
Strawberry Point, IA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #7Pony Hollow Trail
Easy
Elkader, IA
Easy
Elkader, IA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Forester's Trail
Intermediate
McGregor, IA
Intermediate
McGregor, IA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #9Heritage Trail- Belmond
Easy
Belmond, IA
Easy
Belmond, IA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10Lookout Loop Trail
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #11Riverside Trail
Easy
Coon Rapids, IA
Easy
Coon Rapids, IA
0.1 mi 0.1 km #12Strong Point Trail
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Big Burn Trail
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #14Beck Point Trail
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #15Pool Road Trail
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
Intermediate
Waukon, IA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #16Woodland Trail Spur 2
Intermediate
Elkader, IA
Intermediate
Elkader, IA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #17Lake Ahquabi Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Indianola, IA
Intermediate/Difficult
Indianola, IA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #18Bluff Trail
Difficult
McGregor, IA
Difficult
McGregor, IA
3.5 mi 5.7 km #19Wild Cat Den Trail
Intermediate
Blue Grass, IA
Intermediate
Blue Grass, IA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #20Effigy Mounds South Unit
Intermediate/Difficult
McGregor, IA
Intermediate/Difficult
McGregor, IA

Photos of Iowa - 211

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