The Best Hiking in Decorah

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Top hiking spots in and near Decorah

  • Decorah, Iowa

    Hike Van Peenen Park Trail

    4.3 mi / 682 ft gain
    Van Peenen Park Trail is a 4.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Decorah, Iowa.
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  • Decorah, Iowa

    Hike Trout Run Loop Trail

    10.7 mi / 567 ft gain
    Trout Run Loop Trail is a 10.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Decorah, Iowa.
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  • Decorah, Iowa

    Hike Malanaphy Falls Trail

    1.8 mi / 203 ft gain
    Malanaphy Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Decorah, Iowa.
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  • Caledonia, Minnesota

    Beaver Creek Valley Trail

    2.65 mi / 525 ft gain
    Beaver Creek Valley Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Caledonia, Minnesota.
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  • Spring Grove, Minnesota

    Hike the Beaver Creek Valley Trail

    5.0
    6.2 mi / 250 ft gain
    This beautiful, green hike takes you along Beaver Creek, as it winds through a lush gorge within the bluffs. Park at the entrance to Beaver Creek Valley State Park, where the park ranger can direct you to the trailhead. Here is a helpful map of the park.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Paint Creek Unit Loop

    11 mi / 2 ft gain
    Paint Creek Unit Loop is a 11 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Waterville, Iowa.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike White Pine And Forester Loop Trail

    2 mi / 324 ft gain
    White Pine and Forester Loop Trail is a 2 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Larkin Valley And Paint Creek Loop Trail

    5.1 mi / 538 ft gain
    Larkin Valley and Paint Creek Loop Trail is a 5.1 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Saddle Trail To Tower

    10.4 mi / 1 ft gain
    Firetower via Saddle Trail is a 5.7 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Helens Hill Loop

    3 mi / 705 ft gain
    Heffern's Hill Loop is a 2.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Yellow River Paint Creek Loop Trail

    6.8 mi / 751 ft gain
    Yellow River Paint Creek Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
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  • Preston, Minnesota

    Forestville Trail

    8.15 mi / 978 ft gain
    Forestville Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Spring Valley, Minnesota.
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  • Preston, Minnesota

    Sugar Camp Hollow and Big Spring Trail

    10.14 mi / 1181 ft gain
    Sugar Camp Hollow and Big Spring Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Preston, Minnesota.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike the Fire Point Loop Trail, Effigy Mounds National Monument

    5.0
    1.7 mi / 301 ft gain
    To get to Effigy Mounds National Monument travel to the town of Marquette, Iowa. If you drive north of town about three miles, the road will curve to the left, and the park entrance will be on the right.  After you park, you may take a stop in the Visitor Center to grab a map or any souvenirs. Fr...
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hiking Effigy Mounds' South Unit

    8 mi / 300 ft gain
    Effigy Mounds provides some of the best hiking opportunities in Iowa. It is located in the state’s northeastern most county, Allamakee County, along the Mississippi River. There are several units, the most notable being the north unit, located right next to the visitor center, and the south unit,...
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Hanging Rock Trail

    5.5 mi / 882 ft gain
    Hanging Rock Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back hike that takes you past wildlife located near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
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