Iowa Nature, State Parks, Waterfalls December 24, 2019
There’s A Secret Waterfall In Iowa Known As Union Grove Falls, And It’s Worth Seeking Out
Not everyone knows that Iowa is home to natural wonders, like waterfalls, caves, cliffs, and wild, scenic rivers. However, if you spend some time exploring the Hawkeye State, you’ll be amazed at what you discover. Head to Union Grove State Park in northwest Tama County to find a cascade that’s tucked away out of plain sight.
Union Grove State Park, in Gladbrook, is home to hiking trails that take you through gorgeous scenery around Union Lake.
If you're looking for a true hidden gem, follow the trail marked "waterfall" to cross Deer Creek on the edge of Union Lake.
This beautiful creek is full of fish and a scenic spot for anyone who loves the sound of a babbling brook.
As you get closer, the roar of the falls will drown out the noise from the road, and you'll feel like you've found a natural oasis.
If you visit in the summertime, plan to wade up to the falls for a closer look. It's a great way to cool off in the hot Midwestern sun.
In the fall, the gorgeous changing foliage creates a picturesque view from the cliffs above the cascade.
In the winter, the cold air turns Deer Creek and Union Grove Falls into an icy paradise. Bundle up and get out there to see it for yourself!
You can find trail maps and more information about this hidden waterfall in Iowa by visiting the
Union Grove Park’s page on AllTrails, here.
For more of the best waterfalls in the Hawkeye State, read
10 Unbelievable Iowa Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight – No Hiking Required and discover natural wonders that are easy to get to, no matter what the season has in store. Address: Union Grove State Park, 1215 220th St, Gladbrook, IA 50635, USA