Palisades-Dows Preserve

Trails & Hiking at Palisades-Dows Preserve

Pal-Dows
The Palisades-Dows Preserve is a 162 acre preserve and home to the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center (EIOLC). While there are no mowed or maintained trails at Palisades-Dows Preserve, many people enjoy getting off the beaten path here and going for a stroll in the timber.

Locations

The preserve is located along Ivanhoe Road SE of Cedar Rapids and SW of Mount Vernon.

Hours

Open 4 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, other times open for public programs and viewing at the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center.