Buechel Hill Trail

Buechel Hill Trail starts near the intersection of Herder and Bluff Streets (shown on map) and connects downtown Guttenberg with the top of the bluff. It takes less than 30 minutes to walk from bottom to top. Enjoy fantastic views of Guttenberg and the Mississippi River from several points along the way and from the … [Read More]

Guttenberg River Walk

A unique feature of Guttenberg is the riverside park and paved path that run nearly the entire length of town. Start at the north end near Bussey Lake, at the Municipal Marina on the south end of town (marked on map), or anywhere in the middle for spectacular views of the Mississippi. In some sections, … [Read More]

Upper Mississippi Bottomland Forest Interpretive Trail

Although it is often flooded in the summer, the Upper Mississippi Trail loop is a favorite of snow shoe-rs in the winter months. It can be accessed from the Municipal Marina on the south end of Guttenberg and is a great spot for birders to take a peek at a variety of species. Guttenberg, IA 52052 US

Big Springs Nature Area

Big Springs Nature Park is located along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway just north of Guttenberg. This is a quiet, hidden natural area that has been historically used as a recreation and picnic area. The coldwater stream that originates on the property cascades down a series of limestone bedrock features, creating a natural … [Read More]

Osborne Park

The Osborne Park is located 5 miles south of Elkader on Highway 13 and features a Native Wildlife Exhibit, walking trails, open shelters, Nature and Welcome Center, gift shop. 29862 Osborne RdElkader, IA 52043 USWebsite

Bloody Run Park

29857 128th St.Marquette, IA 52157 USWebsite

Pony Hollow Trail

In 2005, the Clayton County Conservation Board lime-chipped four miles of an old railway bed that began in Elkader, Iowa. Today Pony Hollow Trail is used as a hiking, biking, walking, snowmobiling, and horseback-riding path. Along the trail there are three interpretive signs that explain the topography, trees, and wetlands that can be seen throughout … [Read More]