10 Easy Hikes To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List In Iowa

The best hikes in Iowa show off areas where you can enjoy the woods, wildlife, fields, and other sights and sounds of nature in our beautiful state. No matter what season we’re in, it’s worth it to find time to get outdoors and enjoy some of the great hiking Iowa has to offer. Here are 10 easy hikes in Iowa that will get you outdoors and showcase beautiful scenery.

Have you been on any of these hikes? Do you think they’re some of the best hikes in Iowa? For more great outdoor activities in Iowa, here is The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Iowa Who Loves The Outdoors.

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Best Hikes In Iowa

June 17, 2022

What are the most scenic hikes in Iowa?
Iowans are lucky because some of the best hikes in Iowa are tucked away in underrated parks. We love the hike to the Crow's Nest in Ledges State Park, and the Sunset Ridge Trail in Waubonsie State Park shows off views that will make you forget you're in the midwest. For more of our favorite low-key hikes that show off unforgettable views, read about 8 Of The Best Hikes In Iowa and start planning out your hiking season.

Are there any easy waterfall hikes in Iowa?
If you love the idea of chasing waterfalls in Iowa, be sure to add these easy waterfall hikes to your bucket list! You'll want to head to Decorah for the most "bang for your buck". You can find three beautiful cascades in the same town! Dunnings Spring Falls is the easiest to access, while Malanaphy Falls requires a short hike. Siewers Springs Falls is just outside of town, but it's one fo the most photographed landmarks in Iowa.