This Easy, 1.5 Mile Trail Leads To MacBride Falls, One Of Iowa’s Most Underrated Waterfalls

One of the most underrated waterfalls in Iowa can be found at Lake MacBride State Park, where the lake flows across a rocky natural spillway along a series of short and shallow cascades. It’s one of the most scenic places in the Hawkeye State! Bring your whole family out to enjoy a hike through the park and a picnic on the rocks and you’ll be so happy you discovered this quiet natural oasis.

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This easy and shady trail is a great place to hike in the summertime, and by the time you get to the falls, you’ll be ready to get your feet wet! You can find more trail information and maps on AllTrails, here.

NOTE: The recreation area may be closed due to COVID-19, so be sure to check their Facebook page for updates, here. As of publication, Lake MacBride State Park is open and provides access to the spillway from which you can find the cascades along the lake.

Address: 3525 Hwy 382 NE, Solon, IA 52333, USA