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Have a friend passing through Iowa via Rt 80 in late June. Need a place to hike relatively close to 80 for a walk and talk. Maybe 3 to 6 miles. Preferably near Iowa City. We live in NE Mo and that would only be about a 2 1/2 hour drive for us. Any help?

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There's a nice little system of trails connected to Hickory Hill Park in Iowa City.  It's more extensive than depicted on any maps I've found.  I also like to walk up and down the streets of the old east side neighborhoods, especially Goosetown and Summit St.
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Further out of town you could go to Kent Park, Coralville Reservoir, or Lake MacBride.   I met Mrs. big_load at Kent Park a few months short of 30 years ago.
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Further out of town you could go to Kent Park, Coralville Reservoir, or Lake MacBride.   I met Mrs. big_load at Kent Park a few months short of 30 years ago.

Thanks for the info. I'll check those places out on the net. 30 is good, but we have you beat by 4 years.

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Have fun!  Most of my immediate family still live in IC, so I try to get back there every year or two.  It's amazing how much has changed since I left.
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Not extensive trails, but Palisades Kepler state park near Mt. Vernon (20 minutes from IC) is a beautiful park with some beautiful trails.

Also, if anyone is a plant geek, Rochester cemetery is just off I-80 at the Tipton exit. One of the most botanically diverse places in the Midwest.
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I agree, Palisades Kepler is really nice.
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Not to hijack this, but Big Load, you get around brother.  Is there anywhere you haven't hiked/lived/visited?

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Not to hijack this, but Big Load, you get around brother.  Is there anywhere you haven't hiked/lived/visited?

That's what happens when you get old enough.   :laugh:

Regarding this area, though, I lived in Iowa City for almost 17 years and my folks and one of my sisters are still there.   Because it's something like home, I can't objectively compare it to other places.

There are still a lot of places I have yet to see, but I'm working on it.
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