Best trails in Dubuque

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Looking for a great trail near Dubuque, Iowa? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, running 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 Maquoketa Caves State Park or Mississippi Palisades State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mines Of Spain Easement or Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Dubuque ranging from 0.6 to 4 miles and from 613 to 885 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 Dubuque
Top trails (14)
#1 - Horseshoe Bluff Nature Trail
Mines Of Spain Easement
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 27 m
Horseshoe Bluff Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and Show more
#2 - Julien Dubuque Monument Foot Trail
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 22 m
The trail is short but steep. From the lower parking area you begin with a section of metal stairs that are well kept. The path then continues uphill. After a rain the path may be difficult and sliShow more
#3 - Pine Chapel Foot Trail
Mines Of Spain Easement
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 20 m
Pine Chapel Foot Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#4 - Calcite Foot Trail
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 46 m
Starts with a climb then it levels out before descending to a short path along catfish creek. After crossing the road it takes on a prairie feel following the train tracks. Another crossing of the roaShow more
#5 - Catfish Creek Trail
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
Catfish Creek Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#6 - Cattesse Trail
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Cattesse Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Show more
#7 - Lead Mine Foot Trail
Mines Of Spain Easement
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 15 m
Lead Mine Foot Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#8 - Prairie Ridge Loop
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
An easy stroll that takes you through forests and along the edges of tallgrass prairie.Show more
#9 - Deere Dike Park
Deere Dike Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 59 m
Deere Dike Park is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and bird watching.Show more
#10 - Creek Trail
FDR Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
Creek Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dubuque, Iowa that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
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