Dunnings Spring Falls, Iowa

There are waterfalls in Iowa! In Decorah, Iowa, there are a few waterfalls in the area. Malanaphy Springs Falls is a few miles outside of Decorah, and does require some hiking to view. In the city itself, though, is Dunnings Spring Falls, which is very easy to view, and is surprisingly pretty.

I believe wedding photos were being taken when I visited Dunnings Spring Park, so I may have been a bit distracted. Once finding parking, though, it was a quick walk to view the falls. I believe there was a trail that led uphill to the left of the falls, and I followed it for a while. It does lead you to the crest of the falls, but it wasn’t anything very exciting, and I don’t believe I had any better views of the falls. It’s still a nice park to explore!


  1. In Decorah, off College Drive, you’ll find Ice Cave Road (which Google also briefly shows as Quarry Street). Turn onto Ice Cave Road, which only heads to the east.
  2. After a short distance, you’ll come upon Dunnings Spring Park. The waterfall is found inside the park. I may have had to walk a bit further to find parking, which I don’t remember where the best place to park was.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 40′
Length of Hike: 0.1 miles round-trip


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