Herbert Hoover Tallgrass Prairie

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

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Directions

Location: West Branch, At Herbert Hoover NHS in West Branch.
States: Iowa
Counties: Ceder
Latitude: 41.66872   Longitude: -91.34824

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Description

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

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1981

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
heho_interpretation@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/heho

 

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