Best trails in Decorah

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Looking for a great trail near Decorah, Iowa? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, river trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park or Beaver Creek Valley State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sylvan Park or Barnhart-Van Peenen Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Decorah ranging from 0.8 to 7.4 miles and from 833 to 1,053 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Decorah
Top trails (7)
#1 - Van Peenen Park Trail
Barnhart-Van Peenen Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Van Peenen Park Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Decorah, Iowa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessShow more
#2 - Upper Ice Cave Hill Trail
Dunnings Spring Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 58 m
Upper Ice Cave Hill Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Decorah, Iowa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options anShow more
#3 - Trout Run Loop Trail
Decorah, Iowa
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
Trout Run Loop Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Decorah, Iowa that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are Show more
#4 - Malanaphy Falls Trail
Decorah, Iowa
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 52 m
Malanaphy Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Decorah, Iowa that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#5 - North Bear Creek
Decorah, Iowa
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Length: 7.4 mi
North Bear Creek is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Decorah, Iowa that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options anShow more
#6 - Twin Springs Headwaters Loop Trail
Twin Springs Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 25 m
Twin Springs Headwaters Loop Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Decorah, Iowa that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilShow more
#7 - Upper Iowa River Trail
Decorah, Iowa
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Upper Iowa River Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Decorah, Iowa that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walShow more