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Red Bird Farm Wildlife Area is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Iowa City, Iowa that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 170 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

Over grown

Scramble

Snow

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Reviews (12)
Photos (21)
Recordings (6)
Completed (19)
Sarah Pflederer
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Hiking

Got lost, but it was beautiful!

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John Johnson
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Hiking

What this trail lacks in upkeep it makes up for in character. Feels more like a forge your own path through the woods than a trail at times due to abundance of fallen trees. Easy to lose track of path. Gorgeous ponds. scarcely used compared to some local trails

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Marla Edwards
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We loved it! Yes it is rustic with fallen trees to go over. We had no trouble following the trails and there were 3 nice ponds we came across.

Eve Minkler
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Hiking

Yeah not passable especially with small dogs—waist-high grass and no discernible trail at all. Disappointing!

Mark Martens
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BackpackingOver grown

The trail is virtually non existent !!!

Pete Davisson
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Sally H
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Very overgrown but cool pond with lots of frogs. We'd go back in the spring before all the weeds grow in. Pretty nature.

Rebecca E.
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Hiking
First to Review

Interesting but very natural setting, so "trails" are not marked and open areas often end with no real trail. We trudged for a few hours before we found a path to a frog infested pond (I mean hundreds! It was very cool) and a way into a wooded trail. Unfortunately we ran out of time.

Gerald Denehy
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Cass Vanselow
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Melissa Short
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Solactic Lunatic
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