Best Hiking Trails around Gilbert, IA

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Ames High Prairie State Preserve

Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Dr.
Ames, IA
The Richard W. Pohl Memorial Preserve at Ames High Prairie (popularly known more simply as “Ames High Prairie”) is a 22-acre preserve c...
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Backbone State Forest

1282 120th St
Strawberry Point, IA
Backbone State Forest is adjacent to the northeast corner of Backbone State Park, 4 miles south of Strawberry Point. Access to these 186 acres of p...
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Backbone State Park

1347 129th Street
Dundee, IA
Backbone State Park was dedicated in 1920. It was Iowa's first state park and remains one of the most significant. Backbone is named for its narrow...
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Badger Creek State Recreation Area

120th LaneĀ 
Van Meter, IA
The lake at Badger Creek is by far the most popular natural resource, and thus fishing is the most popular form of recreation. The lake comprises 2...
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Big Spirit Lake

Amenities:Amenities at Big Spirit Lake include:Boat AccessAccessible PierPicnic AreaBeachTrailsAccessible FacilitiesPlaygroundRestroomsCampingGood/...
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Black Hawk State Park

228 South Blossom
Lake View, IA
Black Hawk Lake lies off the southeast tip of the town of Lake View in Sac County, Iowa. Black Hawk Lake was formed many thousands of years ago by ...
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Bobwhite State Park

Bobwhite State Park is operated by the Wayne County Conservation Board. Visitors to the park can enjoy a variety of activities like fishing, campin...
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Brinton Timbers Park

2980 Fir Ave
Brighton, IA
In the mist of a 1,000 acre timber track along the Skunk River lies their largest preserve, 320 acres of wildlife refuge. Hiking, nature walks and ...
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Brush Creek Canyon State Preserve

E Avenue, 90th Street
Arlington, IA
Brush Creek Canyon is a 217-acre preserve containing a rugged forested gorge along the Silurian Escarpment. Located two miles north of Arlington in...
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Brushy Creek State Recreation Area

2802 Brushy Creek Road
Lehigh, IA
At over 6,000 acres, Brushy Creek is one of Iowa's largest tracts of public outdoor recreation land. Visitors can get a real sense of being "away f...
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Casey's Paha State Preserve

far western portion of Hickory Hills County Park
New Virginia, IA
Casey’s Paha is a 175-acre preserve that highlights a half-mile portion of a 2.5-mile-long elongated hill known as a “paha.” It i...
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Cedar Bluffs Natural Area and State Preserve

1169-1271 280th St
Oskalossa, IA
This very unique 225 acre area contains a wide variety of deciduous trees, wildflowers, ferns, and other plant life, made accessible by a carefully...
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Cedar Valley Nature Trail

onnects the Linn County Metro area to Waterloo, IA Features & Sites: Multi-use trail used for biking, hiking, in-line skating, cross-country skiing...
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Chichaqua Valley Recreation Trail

This scenic recreational trail begins just east of Bondurant and extends for 20 miles to the Jasper County town of Baxter. The Polk County trailhe...
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Claybanks Forest State Preserve

225th Street
Rockford, IA
Claybanks Forest is a 56-acre preserve featuring rock outcrops with remarkable, internationally known Devonian fossils. It is located 5 miles south...
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Clear Lake State Park

6490 South Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA
A 900-foot sandy beach is located in close proximity to the picnic area and campground. The beach, which offers unsupervised swimming, is a great p...
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Clive Greenbelt Trail

2025 NW 149th St
Clive, IA
The Greenbelt Trail, including all of the connections to nearby neighborhoods, provides for a paved surface 11.3 miles in length. Motor vehicles a...
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Cold Springs State Park

57744 Lewis Rd Lewis
Lewis, IA
This 104 acre park is located just South of Lewis, IA on Lewis Rd. As you enter the park, the lake area, boat ramp/dock, swimming area and picnic a...
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Crowder State Park

76 North West Highway 128
Trenton, MO
Crowder State Park provides 1,912 acres in the rolling green hills of northern Missouri. Visitors can enjoy more than 17 miles of hiking, bicycling...
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