Iron Horse State Park is a 1,612-acre park that was once part of the path of the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Railroad. More than 100 miles of trail extends from Cedar Falls to the Columbia River. High trestles provide spectacular views of the valley below.

This so-called trail is actually a flat, boring, gravel road.

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7 days ago

I would do this hike again! After driving up late in the afternoon on a Saturday and seeing how packed the rattlesnake parking lot was we decided to change hike plans and do cedar butte instead. You need a discover pass for this parking lot.

The hike itself is moderate with elevation only towards the second half of the hike. But it's a nice mix of steep and then relatively flat to catch your breath. The switch backs were short and relatively easy. The view was nice. Not as big as I expected but still lovely especially since the smoke seemed to be clearing up


** note my bf and I took the blowdown route back. Do not take this route. It's extremely over grown and the blow down is not even visible. Also there were so many fallen branches with shrubs growing over them so it was very hard to see that you could trip. Take the shorter route.

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14 days ago

Nice steady hike up with two ways to get to the summit. I'd say it's not easy!

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20 days ago

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1 month ago

This is a picturesque little loop, with a decent view at the summit. Lush vegetation has converged into the path during certain stretches. So long pants might be a good idea.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Quick but awesome trail, not the best sitting places at summit but beautiful on a non cloudy day

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2 months ago

Great hike!