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The Best Hiking in Harpers Ferry

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Top hiking spots in and near Harpers Ferry

  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Little Bear And Great Bear Mound Group To Twin Views And Eagle Rock Loop

    2.8 mi / 413 ft gain
    Little Bear and Great Bear Mound Group to Twin Views and Eagle Rock Loop is a 2.8 mile loop hike that is good for all skill levels located near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Little Bear, Great Bear, Twin View And Third Scenic View

    3.5 mi / 462 ft gain
    Little Bear, Great Bear, Twin View and Third Scenic View is a 3.5 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Marquette, Iowa.
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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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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Founders Pond And Nezekaw Point Overlook

    2 mi / 311 ft gain
    Founders Pond and Nezekaw Point Overlook is a 2 mile out and back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
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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

    Hike Marching Bear Group And Founder's Pond Overlook

    4.8 mi / 574 ft gain
    Marching Bear Group and Founder's Pond Overlook is a 4.8 mile out and back hike that is good for all skill levels 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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  • 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 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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  • McGregor, Iowa

    Hike Bridal Veil To Weeping Rock Trail

    1.7 mi / 269 ft gain
    Bridal Veil to Weeping Rock Trail is a 1.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near McGregor, 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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  • McGregor, Iowa

    Hike Bridal Veil Trail

    0.9 mi / 167 ft gain
    Bridal Veil Trail is a 0.9 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near McGregor, Iowa.
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  • McGregor, Iowa

    Hike Hickory Trail

    2.3 mi / 479 ft gain
    Hickory Trail is a 2.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a waterfall located near McGregor, Iowa.
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  • McGregor, Iowa

    Hike Weeping Rock And Hickory Ridge Loop Trail

    3.9 mi / 423 ft gain
    Weeping Rock and Hickory Ridge Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile loop hike that takes you by a waterfall located near McGregor, Iowa.
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  • Harpers Ferry, Iowa

    Hike Paint Creek Unit Loop

    5.0
    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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