Visit A Magical Butterfly Garden, Old Ruins, And Indian Mounds On A Single Iowa Hike

Iowa has no shortage of amazing places to hike but sometimes it can be hard to choose. Do you pick a trail where there’s a good chance you’ll see some Iowa wildlife? Or how about a trail that will will take you to some interesting ruins. Or maybe a hike that will lead to some Indian mounds and spectacular views?

Thanks for the Meadow and Quarry Trail in Iowa’s Bellevue State Park you don’t have to choose. The trail is a relatively easy hike with some great sights along the way. Mile for mile, it’s hard to beat this trail. Here’s a taste of what you can experience on this all-in-one hike.

The whole hike will cover about 2 miles and is relatively easy to complete. Allow about an hour to do the hike, or a little more time if you want to take in the park’s views. If you’re interested in more short and scenic hikes, here are 12 that are perfect for any adventurer.

Address: Bellevue State Park - Nelson Unit, 24668 US-52, Bellevue, IA 52031, USA