Backbone State Park: Dundee, Iowa. Beautiful wooded trails overlook a lake. tinyurl.com/ycobp456
Cheese Country Recreation Trail: A 47-mile trail from Mineral Point to Monroe in Wisconsin.
Galena (Ill.) River Trail: Starts at Depot Park, it covers six, heavily wooded miles.
Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville, Wis.: There are 40 miles of trails in this 5,350-acre park. tiny.cc/siegjy
Heritage Trail, Dubuque: Almost entirely flat, most covered 26-mile trek from Dubuque to Dyersville.
Mines of Spain Recreation Area, Dubuque: Eleven trails that vary from steep, woodland to prairie. minesofspain.org
Mississippi Palisades State Park, Savanna, Ill.: The five trails range from easy to quite challenging. tiny.cc/pmegjy
Pikes Peak State Park, McGregor, Iowa: Ten trails ranging from .15 to 2.79 miles long. tinyurl.com/ycudubym
Proving Grounds Recreation Area, Dubuque: A newer series of trails near John Deere Dubuque Works. tinyurl.com/y6gnnkeb
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve, Dubuque: There are 10 miles of trails and good fishing at this 476-acre layout. tiny.cc/npegjy
Wyalusing State Park, Bagley, Wis.: Has 22.2 miles of hiking, 2.4 miles of interpretive nature trails. tinyurl.com/yc89qf4d