Top Adventures in Boone

  • Hike the Canyon Road and Table Rock Loop

    This park is part of the Des Moines river valley that cuts through most of the area. It's a hot spot for cooling off in the summer given the two rivers and also a great place for hiking. During the spring, fall and winter, the road down into the...

  • Hike Ledges Table Rock Trail And Inspiration Point

    Ledges Table Rock Trail and Inspiration Point is a 1.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Boone, Iowa.

    1.2 miles 232 ft gain

  • Hike Ledges State Park's Canyon Road

    From the main gravel parking loop at the top, begin your hike on the main paved road. Note: This road is currently closed to vehicle traffic due to heavy water damage on the road. This road also closes to vehicle traffic during the winter. However...

    6.5 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike Crow's Nest Loop

    Crow's Nest Loop is a 1.1 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Boone, Iowa.

    1.1 miles 347 ft gain

  • Hike Table Rock Loop

    Table Rock Loop is a 0.6 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Boone, Iowa.

    0.6 miles 164 ft gain

  • Hike the Lost Lake Trail

    Ledges State Park is located close to Des Moines and Ames, home of Iowa State University. Upon entrance to the park, campsites and picnic areas are easily accessible. The defining feature of the park are the sandstone features, or ledges, that ove...

    1.4 miles 88 ft gain

  • Hike Ada Hayden Heritage Park Loop

    Ada Hayden Heritage Park Loop is a 3.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Ames, Iowa.

    3.1 miles 52 ft gain

  • Hike North To South Park Trail

    North to South Park Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Ames, Iowa.

    1.8 miles 13 ft gain

  • Hike the McFarland Park Loop

    After parking in the main lot by the Story County Conservation building, you can choose between two starting points. I recommend starting on the left side of the parking lot at the gravel road and closed yellow gate, as this is a better point for ...

    5 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike Neal Smith Trail

    Neal Smith Trail is a 25.2 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a river located near Johnston, Iowa.

    25.2 miles 803 ft gain

  • Hike Hickory Ridge Trail

    Hickory Ridge Trail is a 1.2 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near Granger, Iowa.

    1.2 miles 98 ft gain

  • Hike West River Trail

    West River Trail is a 7.0 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Lehigh, Iowa.

    7 miles 377 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Polk City, Iowa

      Sandpiper Recreation Area

      Overview Sandpiper Recreation Area is a day-use facility located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide ...

    • Johnston, Iowa

      Acorn Valley

      Overview Acorn Valley Campground is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide variety of recreatio...

    • Polk City, Iowa

      Prairie Flower Recreation Area

      Overview Prairie Flower Recreation Area is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches more than 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.The lake provides a wide variety of...

    • Johnston, Iowa

      Walnut Ridge Recreation Area

      Overview Walnut Ridge Recreation Area is a day-use facility located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wi...

    • Polk City, Iowa

      Oak Grove Picnic Area

      Overview Oak Grove Picnic Area is a day-use facility located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide vari...

    • Polk City, Iowa

      Cherry Glen Picnic

      Overview Cherry Glen Picnic Area is a day-use facility located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide va...

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