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This One Easy Hike In Iowa Will Lead You Someplace Unforgettable

People who aren’t from the Midwest are typically caught off guard by the flatness of the land. Thousands of years ago, the land was quite literally carved into its design by a massive migration of melting glaciers. This gives the Midwest its relatively flat geography. It may seem refreshing to out-of-towners, but to the residents of Iowa, it’s anything but new. Interestingly enough, there’s a small chunk of northeast Iowa that escaped these glacial drifts, known as the Driftless Area. Way up here, non-glacial erosion has chipped away at the landscape for hundreds and thousands of years, making for some truly unique sites that will make most Iowans forget what state they’re in. If you follow this hiking trail in Maquoketa Caves State Park, you are sure to understand what I mean.

Some of the caves take a bit more dextrous maneuvering to see, but much can be viewed by any able-bodied individual. The sites are stunning, the hike is miraculous, and you’re sure to never forget this trip. Have you ever journeyed into the caves? Share your adventures in the comment section below!