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Rip & Go: Backpack Trail, Yellow River State Forest, IA

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Climb to bluff-top views of hardwood forest and rolling farmland.

Trail Mix: Central

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Your region's go-now guide.

Readers' Choice: Southeast

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Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the southeast.

Trip Finder: Great Plains

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Your favorite Great Plains hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

Readers' Choice: Great Plains

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Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Great Plains states.

Midwest Readers' Choice Hikes

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Mississippi river vistas, ocean-size grasslands, and guaranteed solitude.

Readers' Choice Midwest Hikes: Nachusa Grasslands, IL

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Explore a vast, trail-free prairie.

Readers' Choice Midwest Hikes: Aurora Borealis Isle Royale NP, MI

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See the country's best light show.

Readers' Choice Midwest Hikes: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK

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Bushwhack into what very well might be the quietest spot in America.

Readers' Choice Midwest Hikes: Effigy Mounds National Monument, IA

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Climb to views of the mighty Mississippi River.

Readers' Choice Midwest Hikes: Ice Age Trail, WI

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Thru-hike one of the country's least-known National Scenic Trails.

Midwest Reader Map Team

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Readers' Choice Midwest Hikes: Garden of the Gods to Lusk Creek Canyon, Shawnee NF, IL

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Hike the River-to-River Trail over rugged ridges, through narrow canyons, and into small caves.

Hikes and Trips in US Cities

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Use our comprehensive city-specific pages to find hikes near your hometown or in a city you're planning to visit.

Top 3: Native Art Hikes

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Explore burial effigies, seven-foot petroglyphs, and images etched in lava as you discover the ultimate mix of manmade and natural beauty.

Best Backpacking In Iowa

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Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Iowa.

Yellow River State Forest

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Think Iowa is nothing but flat? You haven't visited the Yellow River State Forest.

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