The woods around Ottumwa, Iowa are usually peaceful save for the occasional scout troop or birdwatcher. While they may not be a tourist destination, that doesn’t mean they’re not holding amazing secrets. For those looking for a trail hike suitable for all skill levels and filled with surprising natural wonders, head to Chief Wapello Trail and follow the distinctive markings down the 1.7-mile out-and-back trail – you’ll be glad you did.

Have you taken a walk along Chief Wapello Trail? Let us know what you discovered in its well-hidden grounds. For more about this trail and its most distinct sight, visit the official Wapello County Conservation Board website to learn about its rich history.

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