9 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In Iowa That Are 1 Mile And Under

Hiking in Iowa doesn’t have to be an all-day adventure under the hot summer sun. If you’re looking for some easy, scenic, short Iowa hikes, these kid-friendly trails will be your favorite new discovery! Head out for a quick stroll and pack a picnic lunch to get the most out of your time outdoors.

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Each of these short Iowa trails is sure to make your day, and on a summer morning, you’ll enjoy the cool air. For more of the best easy trails in Iowa, check out our list of 11 Easy, Breezy Summer Hikes In Iowa That Will Overwhelm You With Natural Beauty