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The view from the top of Lone Rock.The sandstone rock formation is off the beaten path or the trail's east side but worth the effort.

Peace and quiet just minutes away

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The view from the top of Lone Rock goes on for miles. The UMore Wind Turbine juts out of the trees and past that the stacks from Flint Hills can be seen.


It's quiet up there. The only sounds are birds singing and the wind rustling through the trees.

The Lone Rock Trail is located in Empire Township. Hikers and horseback riders can travel the 9.9 miles of trail. During the winter, the trail is open for cross country skiing.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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