Preparation Canyon State Park, Pisgah

#16 of 23 in Trails in Iowa
Must see · State Park · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Preparation Canyon State Park is located north of Pisgah, Iowa, United States. Located in the Loess Hills, the 344-acre (139 ha) park is a relatively undisturbed and undeveloped place. It provides space for picnicking, hiking, and camping in ten hike-in camp sites. Dramatic ridges are located on the north, south and west sides of the park, which is located on the north end of the Loess Hills State Forest.
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  • Four of us had a fantastic hike through Preparation Canyon State Park! There are many excellent trails through thick forest areas and many inclines and declines. Some trails were a challenge due to...  more »
  • A beautiful fall drive, north of Pisgah, Iowa. Great hiking and enjoying fall colors. Peaceful looking down on the valley. It's in the Loess Hills. A relaxing afternoon enjoying nature. We...  more »
  • One of the best backpacking areas around. Sites have picnic tables, fire rings with grates, and nice mown areas to set up a tent or two.
  • So beautiful. The best hike in camping in the area.
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