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3 Best Hiking Trails in Cedar Rapids, IA

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. All of our hiking trails actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

INDIAN CREEK NATURE CENTER

5300 Otis Road Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 DIRECTIONS

Since 2016

Here’s The Deal:
Indian Creek Nature Center is a nature preserve located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It features scenic trails, educational events, and sustainable buildings with exhibits. The center's mission is to create a more sustainable future through environmental education, providing leadership in land preservation. It is a nonprofit nature center covering more than 500 acres of woodland with over 5 miles of trails. At Indian Creek Nature Center, trails are well maintained and can be easy for toddlers to walk themselves.

SPECIALTY:
Cross-Country Skiing and Fishing, Observational Skills, Scouts, Student Camp, Scenic and Nature Trails, Walking, Building and Outdoor Wildflowers, Gift Shop, Birdwatching & Educational Events

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April-October:
Mon-Wed: 9am - 4pm
Fri & Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm
November - March:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon Closed

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PALISADES-KEPLER STATE PARK

700 Kepler Drive, Mount Vernon, Cedar Rapids, IA 52314 DIRECTIONS

Since 1922

Here’s The Deal:
Palisades-Kepler State Park is a picturesque park with various recreation options and historic rooms for event rentals. Walkers can typically observe multiple species, including white-tailed deer and wild turkeys, along the six miles of trails. Lots of people using this as a beach and playing in the Cedar River. You can enjoy the beach area that runs along the river, and across the river are the beautiful bluffs. Some cabins can be rented which is adjacent to the campground. Palisades-Kepler State Park is located 17 miles from Cedar Rapids.

SPECIALTY:
Walking, Forest Lake, Wild Flowers, Trail Running, Mountain and Road Biking, Nature Trips, Rock-Climbing, Dogs on Leash, Paintball, Swimming, Fishing, Bird Watching, Birding, Beach & Camping

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Mon-Sun: 4:30am - 10pm

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LAKE MACBRIDE STATE PARK

3525 Highway 382 Northeast, Solon, Cedar Rapids, IA 52333 DIRECTIONS

Here’s The Deal:
Lake Macbride State Park is 2,180 acres park located in Solon, IA. A primitive campground, boat ramps, picnic sites, a frisbee golf course, and a prairie are all available on the southern unit. It has almost 100 places for reservation. You can explore lots of fishing opportunities and a great way to take in some outdoors. Lake Macbride State Park is also an excellent place for photography. It has plenty of areas to explore and get lost for an afternoon.

SPECIALTY:
Park, River, Trails, Camping, Picnic Sites, Swimming, Fishing & Boat Rentals

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Mon-Sun: 4am - 10:30pm

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