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Hiking Iowa, A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures

Iowa, often associated with rolling cornfields and picturesque farmlands, is also home to some of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the Midwest. If you're eager to explore the natural wonders of the Hawkeye State, look no further than "Hiking Iowa, A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures, Second Edition" by Seth Brooks. This comprehensive guide is a must-have for both novice hikers and seasoned trailblazers.

Seth Brooks brings a wealth of experience and passion for hiking to his writing. After spending seven years in Spain, where he hiked the renowned Camino de Santiago six times, Seth returned to his roots in Nebraska in 2020. His extensive knowledge of outdoor recreation and conservation is evident in his previous works, "Hiking Nebraska" and "Hiking Kansas," both published by Falcon Guides. Currently, Seth works in outdoor recreation and conservation in the Loess Hills of western Iowa, where he continues to inspire others to appreciate and protect natural landscapes.

"Hiking Iowa" is more than just a collection of trail descriptions; it's an invitation to discover the hidden gems of Iowa's natural beauty. This second edition guide features forty of the best trails in the state, carefully selected to offer a variety of experiences for hikers of all skill levels. From serene woodland paths to challenging ridgeline hikes, each trail promises a unique adventure.

One of the highlights of the guide is its coverage of the trails at Hitchcock Nature Center in Pottawattamie County. Known for its stunning vistas and diverse ecosystems, Hitchcock Nature Center is a testament to Iowa's rich natural heritage. Seth's detailed descriptions and insightful tips ensure that hikers can fully immerse themselves in the beauty and tranquility of these trails.

Falcon Guides, the publisher of "Hiking Iowa," has been a trusted source of outdoor recreation content since 1979. Their commitment to providing high-quality, reliable information has set the standard for guidebooks, making them an invaluable resource for outdoor enthusiasts. The paperback/softback version of "Hiking Iowa" is available for $24.95 (ISBN: 978-1-4930-3652-3), and an electronic version is also available for $23.50 (ISBN: 978-1-4930-3653-0), both on Amazon. 

Whether you're a local resident looking to explore your backyard or a visitor eager to discover the Midwest's hidden treasures, "Hiking Iowa, A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures, Second Edition" is an essential companion. Let Seth Brooks lead you on an unforgettable journey through Iowa's most scenic trails, and experience the beauty and tranquility that the Hawkeye State has to offer. Get your copy today and start planning your next great hiking adventure!


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