Ridge Trail

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Ridge Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hamburg, Iowa that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles
351 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



trail running




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1 day ago

Nice small hike good ups and downs and a pleasant couple overlooks.

4 months ago

It was nice, a little steep on the tail end.

7 months ago

Very light traffic, although we did go after all the leaves had fallen so that probably had a lot to do with it; would be gorgeous with the fall foliage! Rugged trail, very uneven. My dog loved it! :). Will definitely go again.

9 months ago

love it

9 months ago

love it here

9 months ago

11 months ago

11 months ago

Great place to hike with family. Wonderful views (I imagine they would be even better in the fall) when you reach the trail at the side of the bluff/hill, a little steep on the trail to get there, but nothing too difficult to handle. Worth the stop for sure.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Waubonsie state park has 7 miles of hiking trails and 8 miles of equestrian trails that you can hike. The area is hilly but not too strenuous. The park is all trees, hills, and valleys. You can see deer, turkeys, and a variety of birds. The trails are wide and well kept and have benches every mile or so as well as informational signs to read. We have hiked here at different times throughout the year and always enjoy it.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Beautiful sights looking out over Iowa/Nebraska! Went in January 3rd and the trails were beautiful with the snow covering the trails! If you're in the area and are looking for something to do, I definitely suggest going and walking through!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My wife and I walked the Bridge trail with some of our relatives. It was a nice hike, however the signage along the way could be repaired. There were areas that directional signs should have been, but the signs were missing. Great scenery however and a nice place to hike. We will be back to hike more of the trails.

Monday, June 09, 2014

It must be said that I am a backpacker. Give me miles of trails and room to pitch a tent along them and I'm satisfied. However, I also have a family, and that family enjoys the outdoors, but their idea of it is not as extreme as mine. Waubonsie State Park was perfect for them. We rented a cabin, just under $100 a night which came with indoor plumbing, two bedrooms (with doors) indoor fireplace, working kitchen (stove and microwave). A/C and heat, all in a great location. Out back there was access to a fire-pit and even a platform deck built to overlook the woods (Cabin #3). The trails are all pretty short (with exception to the equestrian trail, 5mi) but were filled with beautiful scenes. When my family wants to enjoy the outdoors, this is the first place I'll check.