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Address: Iowa City, IA
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At this site in the mid-19th century, Mormons prepared for the trip to Salt...

At this site in the mid-19th century, Mormons prepared for the trip to Salt Lake City.

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Very nice, but hard to locate

This is an interesting site, where you can read about the Mormon Handcart's trials on their travels across the U.S. The trail is quite wooded, hilly, but paved.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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iowa city, IA
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iowa city, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an interesting site, where you can read about the Mormon Handcart's trials on their travels across the U.S. The trail is quite wooded, hilly, but paved.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I suppose if you are a Morman this will be very celebrated site. It is interesting and a nice setting.

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Spanish Fork, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

What a choice place for a memorial telling of dedicated people just wanting to exercise their faith in God.

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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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