Dubuque, Iowa

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  • Dubuque, Iowa

    Hike the Horseshoe Bluff Trail

    5.0
    1.6 mi / 208 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead within Mines of Spain, drive to the Dubuque area, turn off of Highway 61/151, and on to Highway 52. From Highway 52, turn left onto Mines of Spain Road until you find the parking lot. Once you park your car, go up the wooden stairs to the trail. From here you can go either...
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  • Dubuque, Iowa

    Explore Crystal Lake Cave

    1.5 mi / -50 ft gain
    The cave is located beneath an outdated (but cool) gift shop on an little old gravel lot at the end of a short country road(Crystal Lake Cave Rd). The cave is about a 1-1.5 mile loop that takes about an hour. The cave is usually pretty cool and can have up to an inch of standing water at certain ...
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  • Maquoketa, Iowa

    Explore the Maquoketa Caves

    4.5
    From the Maquoketa Caves State Park office, near the parking area, hike north for access to 8 of the 16 caves in the park. These caves include Wide Mouth Cave, Dug Out Cave, Twin Arch Cave, Hernando's Hideaway, Up-N-Down Cave, Widow Cave, Match Cave, and Upper Dancehall Cave. Other attractions in...
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  • Dodgeville, Wisconsin

    Camp at Governor Dodge State Park

    4.7
    You can make campground reservations ahead of time or drive into the park to talk to a ranger, and reserve a hike-in campsite for the a night.Once you're all set up, you can hike to the beach of Cox Hollow Lake to hang out, go for a swim, or snap a few sunset photos.There are beaches on both Cox...
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Effigy Mounds South Unit

    4.47 mi / 682 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

    Fire Point Loop Trail

    5.0
    1.78 mi / 492 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. F...
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