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Pikes Peak State Park

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Address: 15316 Great River Road, McGregor, IA
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Fantastic Hike.

If you are looking for a scenic place to picnic or a good hike, this is the place. There are 10+ miles of hiking trails and you can go from the top to bottom (or vice versa by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a scenic place to picnic or a good hike, this is the place. There are 10+ miles of hiking trails and you can go from the top to bottom (or vice versa by parking just off River Road) and will get in a great hike.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I visited here last month as part of a Road Scholar Program tour traveling the Upper Mississippi River area. Since the Mississippi River was the focus of our tour, we had to visit this park for the wonderful views of the river. I first want to say that as a Californian, I wasn't expecting the Midwest, much less Iowa to... More 

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Nevada, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We keep returning here year after year for the natural beauty. There is so much history in the area as well between McGregor and Prairie Du Chein that is interesting as well

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Evansdale, Ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Such a great park! We go every year in October to look at the leaves! Love the hiking and views! Be sure to stop if you are in the area!!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great view of the Mississippi River. Lots of room to spread out and have a picnic, hike, let the kids run or just relax. There are signage for hiking trails. There were about 4 picnic tables in the area we stopped at. There are paved walkways to lookouts and plenty of parking. Bathrooms are modern and clean. Nice park.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Don't miss the sights from the overlook on your travel through the area! The view is always breathtaking but exceptional in the fall! The park is very clean and has a little gift shop to purchase items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited tis park on a beautiful fall day. The colors on the bluffs of the Mississippi River were stunning and it is not unusual to see an eagle flying overhead or a river barge pushing its cargo upriver. The paths are well marked and easy to walk although the trails we took are not handicap accessible. A beautiful place... More 

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Madison, Wi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wonderful view of the Mississippi. The trails are well maintained. Hickory Ridge is sacred space with the mounds.

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Rushford, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We traveled the Wisconsin river road between LaCrosse and Cassville Wi on one side of the river and Guttenberg and Marquette, Iowa on the other side and this had the best views. View of the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers, beautiful river bluffs, distant railroad and river bridges. Easy location with vista view easily accessible for all. Other... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This park is a gem! And although the leaves weren't quite "ripe" enough it is always a beautiful place to see.

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