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Address: Iowa City, IA
Description: At this site in the mid-19th century, Mormons prepared for the trip to...
At this site in the mid-19th century, Mormons prepared for the trip to Salt Lake City.
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They crossed Iowa the hard way

Ever wonder why the street is called Mormon Trek? The answer is at this pretty spot along the Clear Creek Trail. In the path of ragged, frightened utopians we walk our dogs...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There is not really much to this site. It is unremarkable in every other aspect. This is more of a municipal park than a historic site.

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Wellman, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have been enjoying my personal treks to this site. It is approximately 1.5 miles from the trailhead. It's a beautiful walk.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Ever wonder why the street is called Mormon Trek? The answer is at this pretty spot along the Clear Creek Trail. In the path of ragged, frightened utopians we walk our dogs...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were staying south of Kalona & wanted some place to take the dogs for exercise. This fit the bill for all of us, paved walking path, nature & a good distance for exercising.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There's parking, never a crowd, and a pleasant paved path through the woods. The path goes past the university's cross country course, which is a pleasant and quiet green space. Oh yeah, there are also a couple of historical markers to indicate where groups of Mormon immigrants from England camped, after getting off the train at the end of the... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

While sitting in our hotel room, my mother came across this trail. The trail is not that long, but it is still nice. The nature in the area is pretty and there are plenty of signs to show you the importance of the little trail. If you are Mormon, this trail may have some significance to you.

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Iowa City, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not the easiest place to find, but very interesting if you get there. There is a nice informational stand at the beginning, and maybe one or two other information posts along the way. The path follows the Mormon Trek trail and points out where they camped along the way. A nice pilgrimage for Mormons.

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Cody, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

To me, this place was very meaningful, as I had ancestors who actually camped in this location on their handcart trek west. For that, I'd give it the highest rating. For the average person who isn't interested in Mormon Pioneers, it may just be average. We found this place quite on accident while looking for the nearest Dairy Queen in... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This short trail leads to another Univ of Iowa extension trail which continues along the creekside trail amongst the trees on the SW corner of Hgwy 6 and Morman Trek Blvd. Markers and signs educate walkers as to this historic trail. Small parking area.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is right on an excellent bike bath. I stopped one time after riding past in many times. There is not much there but it does make you wonder about the incredible journey that occurred on this same path so many years ago. If you are driving down I-80 and need a place to get out and walk a bit... More 

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Address: Iowa City, IA
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