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The hills are cool! Nice hike.

road biking
scramble
4 days ago

It’s good and beautiful but the road need repair.

My wife and I rode this today from Waukee to Minburn and back. The pavement is really smooth and well maintained. The towns all had stopping places and appeared to have great bars with food. Tons of bikers out today!

Finally pieced together whole trail. I’ve tried before and lost it in spots but was able to walk to the end. Also found an off-shoot trail that was beautiful and thought I could make it all the way to Hwy 17. But trail disappeared and I would have had to forge my own way. Decided to turn around instead. Mixture of woods and shoreline make this a great trail!

hiking
off trail
5 days ago

Where is the trail? Who knows went to 3 stops along the trail and there was not trail to be found. Only things we found were roads to the lake.

Great views

road biking
bugs
7 days ago

Had a great time! Ended up hiking about 10 miles of the trails. The historical pieces are awesome photo ops. Recommend for an easy day trip.

Epic hard inclines

hiking
8 days ago

Good little trail big steps!

Very peaceful. Lots of birds singing, but hard to see them because of dense foliage. Trail is well kept and great for kids! Easy, peaceful walk! Can sometimes hear traffic.

Breathtaking beauty on this trail. Heavy foot traffic later in afternoon, so I would definitely choose an earlier time my next stop here.

Great trails! It was a little muddy today but not terrible. Lots of birds for you bird lovers! There is a $3 fee for a day pass or you can pay $20 for an annual pass.

hiking
muddy
11 days ago

Loves the trail. I hiked just after a nights rain and it was sprinkling off and on while hiking. Best time honestly! Yes it was muddy in spots, but nothing that made it impossible to walk or anything. Beautiful trail.

Pretty trail with a good view! Some steep sections, but overall an easy-moderate hike

This is a gorgeous area. A well maintained trail. Went in late April.

road biking
14 days ago

Little bit of hills but overall a really nice trail. Not too crowdy in the morning.

hiking
17 days ago

For being right in the city this trail is awesome. With that being said, you can hear traffic from the highway for pretty much the whole trail. Otherwise it was a really enjoyable hike today.

on Bill Riley Trail

road biking
19 days ago

Not easily labeled, many trails in area. The ICE Cave is off the main road that you walk to. The trails are nice trails, directions just not easy to follow on here. Hiking shoes recommend on some trails like Backbone

It was a very nice paved path with description boards telling you about the different trees they have planted there. The path was up hill the whole way out and then downhill the entire way back. At the top was a huge paved circle engraved with the compass directions with giant limestone blocks surrounding for sitting on. There was a nice view of the surrounding tops of the hills! My 4,5,13 year olds and I had a nice little walk.

hiking
fee
washed out
20 days ago

It’s not hiking, but it’s a really nice walk. Congratulations to the group that turned old gravel pits into a beautiful park!

Fun interesting hike!

Nice hike against Rocky bluffs. Make sure to keep an eye out for Decorah Rocks and record on the Decorah Rocks Facebook page. Great for kids several hundred feet in elevation change.

I’ve grown up going to this trail a lot. There are multiple parking entrances and walking entrances that can take you all over the Clive area. I typically hammock and hike here. Lots of good places to explore, especially when the river is low and you can explore the sand beds!

on Cedar Bluffs

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful area. Nice hike. The stairs had me needing a breather for a minute.

We had a great time. The paved trails are shaded and very nice. We found some challenging unpaved trails to explore with the kids. We will definitely come back.

bike touring
28 days ago

Great family trail. For real! Had to follow the map on this app though. Lots of twists and turns, so you could get lost pretty easy without one.

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