The Richmond Spring Trail Might Be One Of The Most Beautiful Short-And-Sweet Hikes To Take In Iowa

Although it’s the oldest state park in Iowa, Backbone State Park in Dundee is still among the most popular, and for good reason: it encompasses a gorgeously unique part of the state. From a lake to a rocky ridge to a lookout tower, Backbone State Park hides all this and more within its boundaries. But perhaps none of these attractions are more beautiful, or more easily accessible, than the famed Richmond Spring.

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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you visited Richmond Spring before? Which of Backbone State Park’s trails is your favorite?

To learn more about Backbone State Park, you can view its website or get directions to the spring from Cedar Rapids. While you’re in the area, make sure to drive through Strawberry Point!

Address: Richmond Spring, Richland, IA 52076, USA