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Moonlight hikes are back! The Rangers at Effigy Mounds National Monument are excited to offer a moonlight Ranger-guided hike to Firepoint on July 8th, 2017. The 2-mile hikes will depart from the Visitor Center at 8:15 and 8:45 p.m. and take approximately 2 hours to complete, with Ranger stops along the trail and a historic story at Firepoint.
Reservations are required and hikes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. To register, please call (563)873-3491 ext. 123 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled hike for check-in. Hikers are required to bring a flashlight and will be given an opportunity to transform their flashlights into a red-light before departing on the hike. Please be prepared for a moderately strenuous night hike up a 400-foot bluff. Insect repellent and suitable hiking shoes are recommended. Please, no pets or unaccompanied minors.
Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves prehistoric American Indian burial and ceremonial mounds, including some in the shape of animals. The monument’s main entrance is located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa and 22 miles south of Waukon, Iowa on HWY 76. For more information call (563)873- 3491 ext. 123, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/effigymounds. o pets or unaccompanied minors.