Mines of Spain Hike

  • Beautiful Mines of Spain Recreation Area in Iowa.


Dogs Yes

Bird Watching

Fall Foliage

15 (miles)


Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Mines of Spain Hike is a difficult hike in the recreation area near Dubuque, Iowa that traverse the entire park. This hike combines most of the trails in the park. Start at the Catfish Trailhead, or you can start in the southern portion. For those looking for a shorter hike, you can also take two cars and make it a point to point hike. Along the way hikers will pass by Indian Mounts, 200 plus year old oak trees and through a variety of habitats. This trail is dog friendly, but your pup must be kept on leash. Also, make sure to watch out for poison ivy and if you are hiking in the summer you are going to want to make sure you have bug spray, mosquitos can be relentless. A heads up, Mines of Spain does NOT have a campground. The

Red Tape

Camping Fee
Contact: Mines of Spain State Recreation Area 8991 Bellevue Heights Dubuque, IA 52003

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