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Hanson Prairie Preserve

Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Hanson Prairie Preserve
The prairie is divided into two segments as Cedar Creek meanders through the middle of the prairie preserve. The public is encouraged to come and explore the “tall-grass prairie” ecosystem that once covered over 90 percent of the State of Iowa. Hunting is not allowed.
Users are encouraged to get off the trail and explore the prairie ecosystem. This is an excellent area to locate grasslands and “thicket” type bird species. Cedar Creek also makes this area a good sight to locate amphibians and reptiles.