Iowa Nature, State Parks August 06, 2019
The Deep Green Gorge In Iowa That Feels Like Something Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale
When it comes to natural beauty, Iowa is a treasure trove of trails, hikes, and parks. If you’re looking to explore an under-appreciated landscape that’s hiding right under your nose, plan a trip out to Wapsipinicon State Park in Anamosa, Iowa.
Any adventurous Iowan is sure to love exploring the scenic and woodsy environment surrounding Wapsipinicon State Park, where you'll find all sorts of natural beauty.
The park is nearly 400 acres of pristine forest surrounding the scenic Wapsipinicon River. You could easily spend hours hiking here.
Horse Thief Cave is a famous landmark in the park, and any stroll through the park isn't complete without exploring this natural formation.
Along the banks of the river, you'll find rocky bluffs, limestone cliffs, and sandstone formations.
Climb up the rocky staircases and trails to catch panoramic views of the Wapsi that stretch as far as the eye can see.
The historic structures, including a dam and spillway, show how humans have interacted with the mighty river for decades.
If you love exploring the under-appreciated nature of the Hawkeye State, a trip to the Wapsi is sure to make your day.
Address: 21301 Count Roadd E34, Anamosa, IA, 52205
You can find a trail map and more information
To learn more about Iowa’s out of this world parks and trails, read
10 Of the Greatest Hiking Trails on Earth Are Right Here In Iowa.