HikingIowaMonuments Tag: Effigy Mounds National Monument

Hiking The Fire Point Loop Trail In Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in northeast Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River and holds the distinction of being the state’s only national monument. The monument preserves over 200 prehistoric mounds, including numerous effigy mounds shaped like animals.   One of the favored trails within the monument is the Fire Point Trail. […]

HikingIowaMonuments Tag: Effigy Mounds National Monument

Hiking The Yellow River Bridge Trail In Effigy Mounds National Monument

The Yellow River Bridge Trail stands out as a favored hiking path within Iowa’s only national monument, Effigy Mounds National Monument. Venturing through this wetland setting becomes an immersive experience as hikers traverse a boardwalk made from recycled plastic, guiding them through a marsh and over the Yellow River.   The trailhead, conveniently situated behind […]

HikingNorth DakotaParks Tag: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Hiking The Lower Paddock Creek Trail In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Lower Paddock Creek Trail is a 7.2-mile out-and-back trail located in the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The hike starts at the Halliday Well Trailhead located off a gravel road that branches off from the scenic loop drive.   Hikers will travel upstream in the Paddock Creek watershed gradually gaining around 400 […]

HikingNorth DakotaParks Tag: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Hiking Wind Canyon Trail In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Wind Canyon trailhead is located off the scenic loop drive approximately 10.5 miles into the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.   This is a short but steep 0.5-loop trail with around 55 feet of elevation gain. The trail stretches out along a high bluff overlooking the Little Missouri River. A majority of […]

HikingNorth DakotaParks Tag: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Hiking The Boicourt Trail In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Boicourt Trail is located approximately halfway along the scenic loop drive in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It’s a short and easy hike that should not be skipped during your visit to the park.   This 0.2-mile out-and-back paved, accessible trail provides views of the park’s impressive badlands. If you want […]

HikingNorth DakotaParks Tag: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Enjoying The Skyline Vista Overlook In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Skyline Vista overlook is near the beginning of the scenic loop drive in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It is one of the first views visitors experience of the park.   This 0.2-mile out-and-back accessible trail provides views of the Little Missouri River, the western horizon, and the surrounding badlands. Since […]