Horseshoe Bluff Nature Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Horseshoe Bluff Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

historic site

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20 days ago

Kids of 8 and 5 had no problem handling the trail. Great views and short enough for the kids to thoroughly enjoy.

29 days ago

Great short hike if you avoid this trail map. The trail on the map takes you west of the bluff. However it's possible to get on top and of the bluff itself. True top has well worn trails and amazing views of the river. If you start taking a right on the trail from the parking lot as you approach the bluff you will see a side trail to the right that will take you straight up. If you start to the left you will see a rock cropping just past the binoculars you can climb right up. Really cool.

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4 months ago

Beautiful view, you feel like you are in Colorado. Be sure to do the horseshoe part, many people just don't know that it's there at the Mines of Spain and miss out on it.

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7 months ago

Great view from north end. Great example of limestone cliffs. Look for owls,

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11 months ago

good views of the Mississippi. It's a great little hike if you're looking to get outside for and hour or so.

Sunday, July 03, 2016