On the recommendation of the friends I was visiting, I stopped at Great Bluffs State Park. There was a nice hike along the ridge through the woods out to a point overlooking the Mississippi River.
The Mississippi River.
Here you can see a houseboat making its way up the Mississippi River along with a train in the foreground on the tracks the parallel the river.
At the end of the trail.
From along the trail.
An early part of the trail through the pines.