Hike the half-mile boardwalk to Bridal Veil Falls and explore Bear Mound—an effigy built by Native Americans from the Woodland era. For those seeking a more adventurous route, hike the four-mile trail to Point Ann and take in the scenic views overlooking the town of McGregor and the Mississippi River. Fossil remains can also be found along the trails including brachiopods, gastropods and cephalopods. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trail from Homestead Park to the McGregor parking lots.
Camp in one of several campsites available at Pikes Peak. The campground contains electric and non electric sites, a modern shower, restroom facilities and a trailer dump station. Some campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and advance reservations can be made online.
Reserve a shelter and take in the finest views of the upper Midwest during your visit. A rustic stone picnic shelter and two gazebos are located in the main picnic and overlook area and are ADA accessible. Shelters can be reserved through the online reservation system. A playground is also located near the stone shelter offering a fun activity for younger visitors.
Explore the Effigy Mounds National Monument seven miles north of the park. This monument preserves more than 200 mounds built by Native Americans from the Woodland culture. Some mounds are in the shape of animal effigies, and were thought to be used for ceremonial or burial purposes. Visitors are encouraged to take a hike around the two-mile Fire Point Trail where more than 20 mounds can be spotted.