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it was a beautiful day in February with unseasonably warm temperatures. The trail does have steep inclines but generally meanders through the woods for a nice walk. There are a number of Boy Scout Eagle award project benches along the trail. The preserve has a lot of wild life and we counted 8 different types of birds.
Some of Iowa's best hiking trails. Amazing views of the Mississippi River. Well-maintained trails that are well marked. there are two sections of trails. The north section starts at the visitor center. the trailhead for the South section is a short drive down the road from The Visitor Center. a nice Visitor Center that is staffed with a park ranger. It's a small Museum that gives the history of the Indian mounds. There are nice indoor bathrooms and a fountain for filling up water bottles inside the visitor center. it's a moderately strenuous hike up the bluff to get to the Indian mounds on either section. Pets are allowed but must be leashed. I would definitely go again.