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Great trail! Scenery was nice with winding paths, bridges, rock formations and the large body of water visible throughout most of the trail. Looking forward to hiking this trail again! Great trail for Hawkeyes to visit when they need a few hours of relaxation!

Interesting history, well maintained, great views, trail well laid out. No camping but it is available just a few miles south at Pike's peak SP.

Beautiful lichen everywhere. Saw a marbled orb weaver. The trails should definitely not be described as easy though

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trail running
7 days ago

Nice surface, tons of wildlife, no interruptions.

hiking
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hiking
11 days ago

I feel like this special place is a one time thing for me. Steep in the beginning but gets easier as you walk on. The mounds are interesting and you get to see lots of them. Also has a great scenic view of the Mississippi River. The trail is good to see this historic site and what it's all about.

One of the best trails for trail running with a canine companion - trails are wide enough for both of us and we love the trees and lookout points over the water. So pretty!

trail running
13 days ago

Ran this as part of the Hillbilly Hike half marathon and it was awesome. Well maintained, flat and protected from the elements. Not a whole lot of scenery in the late fall, but enough to keep you entertained on a long run.

The views of the Mississippi are amazing and the Indian Burial Mounds are breathtaking! It truly a beautiful path and peaceful trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Great place to walk before or after work near Marshalltown. The observation tower is cool, and there is a variety of trees. Who says central Iowa is flat?