Big Springs Nature Area is one of Iowa’s most relaxing parks, and the Guttenberg retreat is the perfect place to while away a gorgeous afternoon. But you may have traveled its grounds many times without discovering one of its best secrets. A beautiful waterfall is hiding just out of sight, and those who take the right turn are rewarded by one of Iowa’s most unique and pastoral settings.

Have you visited Big Springs Nature Trail and seen its secret waterfall? Let us know what you thought in the comments section. Before you head back to Big Springs, make sure you check the park’s official website to see what services they’re offering and what’s open seasonally.

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