Ready for a hike that is really out of the ordinary for Iowa? This state park has a canyon hike that showcases 300-million-year-old sandstone formations. The well-developed trail system will take you on a beautiful journey.

If you decide to check out Wildcat Den State Park, be sure to visit the historic Grist Mill at this site, as well. Pine Creek Grist Mill and the nearby Melpine Schoolhouse offer a glimpse into Iowa’s past.

Are there any other amazing Iowa hikes that offer views and steep terrain that we should know about? Say so in the comments, we’d love to hear about it!

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