The Awesome Hike That Will Take You To The Most Spectacular Fall Foliage In Iowa

Over the next few weeks, the trees throughout the Hawkeye State will be turning to the bright, saturated, and breathtaking colors of autumn. Every country road will soon be lined with yellows, oranges, and reds, rather than our summertime green! With the weather beginning to cool down, now is the perfect time to plan an Iowa fall foliage hike – and Yellow River State Forest is the best place for leaf peeping this year.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

You can find Yellow River State Forest at 729 State Forest Rd, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146. This outdoor paradise is one of Iowa’s hidden treasures – but it’s not all that hidden from hunters, so hike and bike with your eyes and ears open.

If you’re not a fan of hiking up hills, you can still experience the best leaf peeping in the Midwest! Take some inspiration from last year’s Dreamy Road Trip That Will Take You To The Best Fall Foliage In All Of Iowa and see the Hawkeye State at its best and brightest.