This Quaint Little Trail Is The Shortest And Sweetest Hike In Iowa

There are hundreds of miles of trails in Iowa’s state parks, but you don’t have to be an experienced backpacker to enjoy some of the best. In fact, one of Iowa’s shortest hikes is the two mile Sunset Ridge trail in Waubonsie State Park, near Hamburg, Iowa. This southwestern state park features some of the best views in the state thanks to its location on the wind-deposited Loess Hills, and an easy stroll will show off a truly mesmerizing view.

The nearby Ridge Trail, Bridge Trail, Valley Trail and Overlook Trail are all less than one mile long, so if you don’t have the time for a full hour or more of hiking, check out either of these short trails. On the other hand, if you can make a day trip out of your visit to the park, you’ll find it’s worth it to explore each of these short side trails that lead to unforgettable views. If Iowa hiking is exciting to you, but you don’t want to overface yourself, start with trying out these 10 Amazing Iowa Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love.

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