Explore Caves And Rivers On A Short, Scenic Hike Through Iowa’s Wapsipinicon State Park

Iowa’s state park system is among the best in the country! The state’s recreation system was highly influenced by Civilian Conservation Corps projects thanks to the New Deal, and thanks to that, we’ve got some of the coolest parks you’ll ever get to see. During the same time, another unique program outside of the CCC’s scope built a gorgeous park along the Wapsipinicon River, and now you can hike through Wapsipinicon State Park thanks to the efforts of inmates at the Anamosa State Penitentiary, who built the facilities, bridges, and roads.

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You can find a trail map for the best hike through Wapsipinicon on AllTrails, here.

What’s your favorite short hike in Iowa? Find a few more trails that will get you out and about without taking up your whole day by reading 12 Short And Sweet Hikes In Iowa With Amazing Views and planning a fun outing.

Address: 21301 Co Rd E34, Anamosa, IA 52205, USA