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Pikes Peak State Park

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Address: 32264 Pikes Peak Rd, McGregor, IA
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Beautiful trails, but crowded campground

We camped overnight here but didn't stay for the second night of our reservation because the campsites were too close together. However, the trails and overlooks were nice. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Wyalusing, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We camped overnight here but didn't stay for the second night of our reservation because the campsites were too close together. However, the trails and overlooks were nice. The dry weather had left the Bridal Veil Falls as a trickle, but the trail was still wonderful - shaded, well-maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We drove here for a day trip and were glad we did. The entire area is beautiful to drive through. At the park, the view of the Mississippi River is unlike any other...just simply beautiful. We saw a lot of wildlife including deer and even a snake. There is a little shop in the park for snacks. A great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a very nice park to visit. The Main overlook has a wonder vista of the River valley. The Main section of the park is very clean and has basic services, even a small stand to get drinks and food. We saw but did not go on the trails, but they looked very well maintained. I was thinking this... More 

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Evansdale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family has been coming here every year as far back as I can remember. Usually in the fall to picnic, hike & look out at the beautiful fall foliage on the bluffs. Lots of trails, picnic areas, park for the littler kids to play, small concessions. Great place!!

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Sun Prairie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Three reasons to like Pike's Peak #1. Pikes Peak is free #2 Has two very nice overlooks if the Mississippi / Wisconsin River area that are a very short distance from the parking area #3 Has a few nice trails that are kid friendly

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McPherson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really nice place to hike with easily marked trails and beautiful view of the river. The first trails we found left me a little nervous with the kids because they were so close to the edge of the vertical drop to the river. Once we found the nicer trails with the wooden sidewalks and railing I was much more at... More 

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Garwin, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed here over a weekend in July 2015 with another couple in their camper. It's a well maintained park. You do have to water up at the dump station which isn't as convenient as some other state parks, but it is easy to get to. We walked the trails and enjoyed the overlook. My husband and friend really enjoyed... More 

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Eau Claire WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of best State parks we have been to. Probably the best in Iowa!? The lookout points are not done justice with photos! Being 500+ ft above the Mississippi is a dream park. Sites were immaculate for campers..facilities were excellent. Board walk on some of hiking trails to Bridal Veil Falls which should not be missed. Effigy mounds on high... More 

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Langfang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I took a short hike here with my mother. There's a beautiful view of the Mississippi River near the parking lot with tables if you want to enjoy a picnic. There are plenty of steps and you're walking on a wooden platform the whole way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Took a nice little hike around the bluffs to see the scenery, then did the walk to the Bridal Veil Falls, was nice to be out in nature on a beautiful July day, couldn't have asked for much nicer weather.

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Address: 32264 Pikes Peak Rd, McGregor, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  McGregor

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