Nature June 03, 2017
The Hiking Trail Hiding In Iowa That Will Transport You To Another World
Located near the small Iowa towns of Hamburg and Sidney, in the southwestern corner of the state, Waubonsie State Park offers amazing views of the Loess Hills area.
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Waubonsie State Park's address is 2585 Waubonsie Park Road, Hamburg.
There are seven miles of trails here that are suitable for hiking on foot. Horseback riders enjoy eight miles of trails.
The park is located in the Loess Hills region along the Missouri River.
Waubonsie State Park is on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
The park added the 642-acre former Wa-Shawtee Girl Scout Camp to the original Waubonsie State Park in 2005.
The seven-acre Lake Virginia is the perfect addition to the park for people who would like to kayak or canoe during their visit.
Sunset Ridge Interpretive Trail offers information about native trees and plants.
It also has some of the best views of the Loess Hills area available inside the park.
There are many opportunities to see native prairie species, here.
This is a four-season park, with a different type of stunning beauty in each season.
Some areas of the trail are challenging and steep.
Most hikers of moderate ability find the hiking here pleasurable. It's not boring, but it isn't discouraging, either.
With views like this, it's easy to forget the hills and distance.
If you'd like to extend you stay past one day, camping is available.
40 campsites, 24 of which have electrical hookups, and an equestrian campground with 32 sites and non-modern restrooms are easy to reserve through the park's reservation system.
Are you ready to take this terrific trail?