My co-worker Veronica and I have been on a hiking kick this Spring! It's our goal to do 50 hikes within a year from when we started in April. Though, being in Iowa our choices for trails are some what limited. Since Summer started we have tried get a little creative with our trips. We found 2 locations that are pretty awesome within 3 hours of Iowa City.
Starved Rock State Park, Illinois
Starved Rock is known for it's sandstone canyons formed by glacial meltwater