These 11 Picturesque Trails In Iowa Are Perfect For Winter Hiking

Iowa has an incredible trail system, with hundreds of miles of trails all over the state. Iowa can get really cold during the winter months, but because there’s so much beauty to take in, it’s worth getting bundled up and getting outside to take in the pristine winter landscape. This season, bundle up and set out on these beautiful winter hiking trails in Iowa.

What are your favorite winter hiking trails in Iowa? Share them with us in the comments below! For more fun things to do during the winter in Iowa, check out these day trips.

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Winter hiking trails in Iowa

November 24, 2022

What are some other scenic winter hiking trails in Iowa?

Iowa is a criminally overlooked state that's truly beautiful -- but it's a quiet kind of beauty that creeps up on you. The winter is a wonderful time to take it all in, as the quiet landscape becomes quite serene and sublime when snow-dusted and ice-slicked. In addition to the treks listed above, some of our favorite winter hikes in Iowa include the trails at Gray's Lake Park, Carney Marsh Nature Preserve, Jester Park, Dolliver Memorial State Park, and Yellow River State Forest.