Prairie Ridge Loop

EASY 1 reviews

Prairie Ridge Loop is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

An easy stroll that takes you through forests and along the edges of tallgrass prairie.

hiking
4 months ago

An easy stroll that takes you through forests and along the edges of tallgrass prairie. I encountered two other hikers on a Tuesday afternoon, one of whom had her dogs with her. The trail is wide enough to easily drive an ATV through (presumably how they maintain it) and never particularly steep. Birds, butterflies, and squirrels abound. The forested sections had mosquitoes swarms which forced you to keep moving.

Unfortunately the trail does not take you to any scenic views of the river. But it is still pleasant.