What to expect

Iowa has 8 trails including medium and easy trails. The trail with the highest elevation climb is the Cedar Valley Nature Trail and the one with the least climb is the American Discovery Trail North Route - Nebraska. The longest trail is American Discovery Trail - Iowa at 872 km. To complete this hike you should budget at least 41 days. For a shorter adventure, you can try the Yellow River State Forest Loop a t 24.1 km. This could be done in as little as 2 days. Trails with the best offering of hostels include Wabash Trace Nature Trail, American Discovery Trail - Iowa, High Trestle Trail, Yellow River State Forest Loop, and T-Bone Trail.