Herbert Hoover Prairie Trail

Length: 2.47 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: West Branch, At Herbert Hoover NHS in West Branch.
State(s): Iowa
Counties: Ceder
Latitude: 41.66872
: -91.34824

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When Herbert Hoover's grandparents moved to this area in the middle of the19th century, most of Iowa was covered by tallgrass prairie, dotted with brilliant wildflowers through the growing season. Many of these grasses grew to over 6 feet in height with their roots reaching downward twice as deep in the fertile soil. In honor of Herbert Hoover's love of nature, and in an attempt to share an exquisite natural resource with the public, the National Park Service restored 81 acres of tallgrass prairie.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Grass or vegetation
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch , IA 52358
(319) 643-2541



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