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Beautiful view

This state park has some great hiking trails and a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. Autumn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlos B
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We made the trip to Pikes Peak to view the fall foliage. Normally it's very beautiful this time of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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32264 Pikes Peak Rd, McGregor, IA 52157-8752
+1 563-873-2341
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Having visited this attraction many, many times while in the area over the years I highly, highly recommend this spot where the Mississippi and the Wisconsin rivers meet. With an elevated viewpoint built above the merger point of the rivers. It is a relaxing spot...More

4  Thank AZboyinWI
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Love the views of the Mississippi; unrivaled. Overall a great area. We went hiking there today, and enjoyed the experience. The boardwalks to bridal veil falls desperately need one of two renovations: (1) rip them up and simply put a trail in. There's no need...More

3  Thank CaseyDwyer
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All reviews wisconsin river hiking trails bridal veil falls effigy mounds nice campground breathtaking views prairie du chien clean restrooms bring bug spray great river road lookout area observation deck nice stop quick stop great place to visit great camping national monument
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This state park has some great hiking trails and a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. Autumn time is ideal time to capture some beautiful scenery!!

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the trip to Pikes Peak to view the fall foliage. Normally it's very beautiful this time of year. However, because of the bad weather Iowa has been having, the foliage was quite disappointing. The lookout points, at the park, give you a good...More

Thank pioneer186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pikes point sits high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The views are magnificent. The park is a nice stop for those traveling the great river road - our stop was on a fall weekday and we had the place to ourselves. Enjoyed watching...More

Thank BikeHawk
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful time of year. Nice campground with clean restrooms. Great views with groomed hiking trails. Please reserve your RV space in advance.

Thank Goodscout
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Pikes Peak is an Iowa State Park and guess what, Iowa state parks are free to enter! Don't miss the beauty of this park with the scenic over-looks and trickling waterfalls! Any time we are in the McGregor area we make certain to stop and...More

Thank Leonita127
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We tent camped here during a weekend getaway. The RVs in the campground overwhelmed the few of us in tents, and some groups were noisier than I like, but overall it was a good overnight on a bluff above the Mississippi. Showers were clean. The...More

Thank MadTownAdventurer
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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 14 September 2018 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 642alishar
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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 28 August 2018 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
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18 September 2018|
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Response from JoW169 | Reviewed this property |
Most states have a color monitoring website you can check where they make a guess at when the color will develop. I don't know if Iowa has one, but you should look for it.
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