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I’m gonna argue with the easy rating -those steps are rough! But a fun quick hike. Def busy

walking
2 months ago

Love it and saw the cave. Great for the kids but do wear good shoes. It can be slippery when not wearing good shoes

walking
2 months ago

Awesome cave and falls. Depending on which way you turn cave and falls is 1/4 or 3/4 always from the start. Worth the hike. Suggest good shoes. A lot of rock steps.

Despite the bugs which are always a problem in the spring on all trails, I really enjoyed this trail. The river view and well kept trail made this an interesting hike. The elevation is a challenge, in my view not insurmountable.

Awesome app! Would not be able to find best trailheads without it. It really got our family out into nature

hiking
7 months ago

My kid likes to play in the fluffy white sand at overhang where the waterfall is located. We go about once a year. Saw a rat snake last time, that was cool.

One of the better hikes in park. Mesquitos were horrible, but notwithstanding, a great scenic hike for the area.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail in Pikes Peak offers some of the best views of the Mississippi in Northeast Iowa. It's a very wooded covered trail that incorporates about 1/2 a mile of wooden steps up to a large rock and small waterfall called Bridal Veil Falls at the start of the hike. If you have bad knees or cannot climb stairs I would not do this trail. The rest of trail is beautiful and offers amazing quite views of the river and Indian Burial Mounds. On several occasions we have seen many deer and wildlife here.

hiking
10 months ago

Real pretty colors in fall, definitely a busy place.

This trail can only be accessed by starting on the Sentinel Ridge Trail or the Old Wagon Road Trail. This trail is seldom used and offers a reprieve from the more crowded areas of the park. The lower elevation portion along the Wisconsin River can get buggy during the spring and summer months. Unless you want a good uphill workout, I recommend hiking the trail from west-to-east, beginning by going down the switchbacks off of the Sentinel Ridge Trail. The incline coming up on the eastern end of the trail (where it connects to the Old Wagon Road Trail) is much more gradual.

11 months ago

Pretty loop with two very small trickling waterfalls and shallow sandstone caves. I preferred the sugar maple trail at wylusing

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Moderately steep, well kept, pretty vistas.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Steep and rough in places. Runs along the river.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Pretty Falls, lots of stairs, short and steep, you won't be alone there.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Stunning views of the rivers but pretty crowded, you won't be alone there. Steps to the Falls are pretty. Stop in town of McGregor for lunch and shopping.

Great time hiking Pikes Peak area. Nice scenery including the waterfall, rock outcrook and the view over the river. Saw several deer as wellZ.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

This trail is short, has lot to see with the falls and overlooks and it is less traveled. On the north end of the look their is an unofficial trail that continues north for a short distance to another overlook and on down to the valley floor if you want to pursue.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great river overlooks and nice wooded boardwalk down to Bridal Veil Falls and back. One of the easier hikes in the park.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Starts at Look out point and heads south to River landing following the bluff, great views over the river valley in many areas. Steep in places. Midway you see Indian mounds, nice highlight of the trail. Also interesting they have a monument to the last passenger pigeon in Wisconsin at this site.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Nice hike to a couple bluff caves, one with a wet weather waterfall. Trail layed out well and would be easy for youth to hike.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Great river overlooks. Trails well layed out with minimal steep inclines. Some trails to preserve erosion have steps and boardwalks which never excite me. Great campsites. Many indian mounds.

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This was a great hike overall. There were sloping hills and the various little streams were all draining to make everything absolutely gorgeous. The views were spectacular from the Crow's Nest and up by Point Ann.
We started from the Homestead Parking lot which made everything seem a lot stranger when we arrived over at the main parking lot where there were shelters, grills, and paved sidewalks. The majority of the trails though were wide dirt.
The Bridal Veil Falls are pretty, and there is also another one that is right around the side that is just as pretty without a bridge going right over the top of it.

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

Nice, mostly wooded hike. Some of the trails were not marked very well, especially the West Hickory Ridge Trail head coming off the East Hickory Trail head. Aside from that, it was great hike!

Such a beautiful park. The overlooks are amazing! At one point you can see where the Wisconsin River empties into the Mississippi River.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gorgeous park with really nice trails. Views of the Mississippi are breathtaking.

Great hike. Beautiful view

hiking
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This was our last hike of a 3 day extreme hiking trip! Nice stop:) beautiful sights immediately seen. We decided to go on bridal veils falls trail and the stairs themselves were enough to get my heart racing! It's quite a drop if they ever give out...after seeing the falls we continued the trail and immediately seen an owl:) beautiful! (We were looking for an eagle when the owl made a surprise appearance) as we pulled out the binoculars to see closer we noticed a few 100 feet from us what was either a large wild dog or a coyote! We called in to pikes peak office and they did call us back letting us know they do have coyotes! Pretty cool (since I'm alive and writing this review, lol!)

It was really nice. We camped overnight and went hiking the next day. Half of the campground was electric, half wasn't. Clean public restrooms. Everyone was friendly. Make sure to bring cash. We hiked to Point Ann, which was an eight mile round-trip hike, and it was beautiful and well kept and clearly marked. Make sure to stop in the nearby town of McGregor, it's adorable. Just avoid Latinos, their idea of Mexican food is awful.

This is as good as Iowa gets. Nice views of the river basin and on some days after a cool night you're actually above the fog looking down which makes for some good pictures.

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