It’s time to do away with that cabin fever. Spring and summer is ripe for adventures; so this past weekend my family and I took a trip south to just outside of Muscatine to visit what is known as the one of the most photographed Iowa state parks. Trails wind through a variety of terrain, leading to geological formations along the trail’s sandstone bluffs. We visited the Pine Creek Grist Mill, the oldest working grist mill between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, and the Melpine one-room school house for a glimpse into Iowa’s past. Whether you’re looking to explore history or enjoy the peace and quiet of the outdoors, Wildcat Den State Park is the ideal destination. See for yourself in the pictures below and then take a day trip to enjoy.

Photos: A Trip Through Wild Cat Den State Park

My Families 3.3 Mile Hike Through Wild Cat Den State Park Outside of Muscatine, Iowa.

There was another 1.7 mile trail around the outer edge of the state park that we didn’t do on this day. A return trip in the future is for sure going to happen to Wildcat Den State Park. We finished the day with some ice cream at Tee's Ice Cream & Burgers in Muscatine before heading home for the day.

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Hiking Trails and Nature near Dubuque, Iowa

Nature and hiking areas around the Dubuque, IA area.