The Loess Hills Missouri River Region has some of the best hiking in Iowa and beyond.
The Loess Hills State Forest is the largest public area in the region, and much of it is in Harrison County. Brent’s Trail, which opened in June 2019, offers an excellent opportunity to explore. This trail has scenic views and rugged terrain that rivals the mountains of other states. Brent’s Trail is unique because it has trailheads at two Harrison County Conservation Board properties that each offer their own shorter hikes: Murray Hill Scenic Overlook and Gleason-Hubel Wildlife Area. The Loess Hills State Forest has more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The entire forest is open to primitive camping, though it does not have designated campsites.