Best Hiking Trails around Ottumwa, 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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Argyle Lake State Park

640 Argyle Park Road
Colchester, IL
Known as a fisherman's delight, Argyle Lake State Park has a full complement of recreational opportunities. Just 7 miles from Macomb, Argyle Lake a...
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Arrow Rock State Historic Site

39521 Visitor Center Drive
Arrow Rock, MO
Stroll through the history of a once-bustling river town that's now the serene village of Arrow Rock. You'll walk streets lined with the architectu...
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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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Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Route 1
Revere, MO
Battle of Athens Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River front...
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Big Hollow Recreation Area

18853 152nd Avenue
Sperry, IA
Big Hollow Recreation Area is Des Moines County's premiere outdoor recreation destination. This 798 acre recreation area offers year-round recreati...
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Big River State Forest

Big River State Forest in western Illinois’ Henderson County is 8 miles north of Oquawka on the Oquawka-Keithsburg blacktop. The forest is ma...
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Bixby State Preserve

Berry Woods is a 42-acre preserve containing an upland oak woodland. It is located 4.5 miles northwest of Indianola in Warren County. Don L. Berr...
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Black Hawk State Historic Site

1510 46th Avenue
Rock Island, IL
Singing Bird Nature Center, a smaller lodge building, is used for programs sponsored by the Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation. The si...
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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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Boone's Lick State Historic Site

Hwy. 187
Arrow Rock, MO
After a short hike, visitors to Boone’s Lick State Historic Site can see the remnants of one of Missouri’s first and most imp...
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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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