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An Eagles Eye View of the Mississippi

A serene quiet Park overlooking the scenic Mississippi River. Nice easy to walk trails and great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Awesome scenery!

Holy stairs first of all! But totally worth it. Absolutley beautiful scenery when you walk the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alisha R
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32264 Pikes Peak Rd, McGregor, IA 52157-8752
+1 563-873-2341
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A serene quiet Park overlooking the scenic Mississippi River. Nice easy to walk trails and great views. Helpful staff. Don’t miss this when you are in the area.

Thank abhumphrey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Holy stairs first of all! But totally worth it. Absolutley beautiful scenery when you walk the paths I just couldn't get over how pretty it all was. A little store has a few snacks and souvenirs, there are clean restrooms and a small playground. Definitely...More

Thank Alisha R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it here. We had a sunny day and before we even started we sat watching beautiful and fairly tame Hummingbirds at the park entrance...and there were loads of them! The view over the river was awesome, you could see for miles! The trails were...More

Thank EllyJH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views. Wish I would’ve waited a few more weeks to see the color changes in fall. Not a far walk at all for the best views. Bridal Falls was pretty cool but the showstopper is definitely the views from the bluff which is a...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First let me echo all the positive and great reviews for the day use part of the park. The trails, the park store, the views are all great. The camping however, as my title says, is tight. And by tight I mean almost reach out...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Pike's Peak for 2 weddings and once just because. It's such a beautiful look out point and place to be. There are multiple spots for gorgeous pictures! Plus, it's free!!

Thank bgcchick88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I stopped for a quick visit while in the area. Beautiful views, well-marked trails. We walked to Bridal Veil falls and watched a group of young women walk off end of the trail to stand on the slippery rocks under the falls....More

1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 31 July 2018

There is a beautiful view of the Mississippi River valley where the Wisconsin River flows into the Mississippi River here. The 2 overlooks are a short distance from the parking lot. There is no admission fee to the park. There are several picnic tables here...More

1  Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Pikes Peak has a number of great trails for hiking through the forest. They are well groomed and none are too difficult. A few are specifically marked for Mountain Bikes. Walking through the forest and hearing the fabulous bird calls is very relaxing. Sometimes if...More

Thank kimhayes804
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We visited this fabulous park this week with two grandchildren. What a treat it was for all of us! Such an absolutely beautiful place with so much history. Best part of it for families is that the cost is free to get in. We met...More

3  Thank ResearcherWI
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18 September 2018|
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Response from kimhayes804 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the Iowa DNR, Travel Iowa & a few other sites. A repeated quote was from the Farmers Almanac stating that peak colors are best the weekend closest to October 10th. I think it all depends on how much rain we get... More
Meagan R
19 August 2018|
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Response from passionfortravel0920 | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend swimming in the Mississippi River. Current seemed too fast.
Debbie B
1 August 2018|
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Response from Amanda T | Reviewed this property |
Not the trails, but the path to the overlooked paved and would be accessible for wheelchairs. The overlook is located right next to the parking lot and picnic areas. It has absolutely beautiful views of the Mississippi... More