Calkins Nature Area

Trails & Hiking at Calkins Nature Area

With a keen eye, many of Iowa’s native wildlife species can be spotted year round while exploring the extensive network of nature trails at Calkins. There are miles of trail system on the grounds of Calkins Nature Area for exploration and discovery. 


Calkins Nature Center is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. The grounds, including the trails and animal exhibits, are open from sunrise to sunset. Admission is FREE to the public.