Brent’s Trail Is One Of The Steepest, Hardest Hikes You Can Take In Iowa

Where can you go to find a hard hike in Iowa? Most of our hiking trails are easy to moderate, but there are a few that have earned an Alltrails rating of “difficult,” including Brent’s Trail in the Loess Hills region. This trail is potentially the steepest, hardest hike in the state – but the payoff if you tackle this trek yourself is out-of-this-world amazing. And even if you’re not feeling up for personally attempting one of Iowa’s hardest hikes, you’ll want to see some of the photos of this amazing place that other adventurers have shared.

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To learn more about this bucket-list worthy hike, visit Alltrails. You can find a map of the entire trail, including the extension, at the Harrison County Parks website here. Have you ever attempted Brent’s Trail before? Any tips? For a tamer (but still beautiful) option, try a scenic drive through the Loess Hills and beyond instead.

Address: Gleason-Hubel Wildlife Area, 1434 Larpenteur Memorial Rd, Mondamin, IA 51557, USA