Hike up the Ocheyedan Mound

Rate this Adventure 0.3 miles 59 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Rachael Westergard

A quick, scenic hike up a prairie mound.

Once thought to be the highest point in Iowa, the Ocheyedan Mound stands tall in the middle of prairie grasses and cornfields. Though it was surpassed by Hawkeye Point, it is still one of the highest points in Iowa. The trail is free to public and easy to park at. It is a mowed trail that has a pretty steep incline towards the top of the hill. Because of this, this may not suit all skill levels. Once at the top, take in the great views of the flat plains surrounding you. The Ocheyedan Mound is a great short hike that offers incline cardio and a scenic overlook.

Read More
Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Mountain Biking
Yoga
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Go Pro.

We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more!

Learn More

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Stay Nearby

Jackson, Minnesota

Jackson Koa

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls Koa

North Sioux City, South Dakota

Sioux City North Koa

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Willow Creek Park Trail

0.6 mi / 13 ft gain

Walk the Ed Winkel Memorial Trail

8.4 mi / 154 ft gain

Hike "The Mound" at Blue Mounds State Park

5.0

Explore Jeffers Petroglyphs

4.5
0.5 mi
More Nearby Adventures