Maquoketa Cave is a totally unexpected hiking experience in Iowa
Those who live in the Midwest are fortunate to have plenty of places in Iowa where you can enjoy a good hike. One trail, in particular, is very impressive as it allows you to walk through a natural cave.
It is the cave of Maquoketa. If you’ve never been, it’s south of Dubuque and east of Cedar Rapids.
A new video share shows what part of the cave hike looks like.
Another remarkable feature of Maquoketa Cave is that it is easy even if you have a family with children. All Trails considers it a 4.5 star experience covering just 1.7 miles. Their description is precise:
Maquoketa Caves Loop is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Maquoketa, Iowa. It features a river and is suitable for all skill levels.
Reviewers for the most part seem to love this place.
Tina Snider – “Fun hike that feels longer with the top to bottom scrambling. Prepare to get muddy while exploring some caves.”
Ariel Hernandez – “Great trail. Parts are closed due to rain. The cave system is awesome.”
Good news to pass on as recent hikers have shared that the cave system is open now after it had to be closed last year due to the pandemic.
It seems that speleologists who enjoy a good adventure in the caves have fun exploring the steel gate passage in the park.
Are you ready for this kind of adventure in Iowa? My family is all for that. A cave hike seems like an entertaining combination to us and the round trip is not bad for a quick road trip either.
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