Iowa's Walking Club promotes physical fitness through noncompetitive sporting events. Our events are designed to help community members have fun, become fit, and make friends. We hope you'll join us!



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Four of the Iowa State Parks in our 20 Iowa Walks in 2020 program were affected by the derecho on August 10.

  • Big Creek

  • Lake Macbride

  • Ledges  

  • Palisades – Kepler

Check the DNR site for status: ​Iowa's State Parks



We continue to follow federal, state, and local guidelines while planning and promoting group activities. Follow us on Facebook for up to date information.

Before all walks, call the start location to check if the business has changed hours or closed.

Changed year round and seasonal walks 

Altoona – Hours changed: Monday-Friday 5 AM-1 PM, 4 PM-8 PM; Saturday 7 AM-Noon

Amana – Hours are noon - 8 PM.

Des Moines Beaverdale – The walk box is at 4046 Amick Ave Des Moines 50310-4101. It is in a blue plastic storage box outside where walkers can get to it even if no one is home. Remote start.

Des Moines Capital and Des Moines Waterways – The walk box is at 416 Oak Park Ave Des Moines IA 50313-3018. It is inside a Rubbermaid garden storage box next to the driveway behind the house where walkers can get to it even if no one is home. Remote start. Directions to the Start Point will be provided.

Prairie City – The walk box has moved. Contact Peggy Doane at 515-240-5761 or pjohusker@gmail.com  for directions and stamped insert card. 

Upcoming Events
September Group Walk and Meeting
Mon, Sep 21
Legion Park
Sep 21, 5:00 PM
Legion Park, 301 Vine St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
Meet at Legion Park in West Des Moines. Bring your coins!
Stephen's State Forest Group Walk in Clarke County
Sat, Sep 26
Sep 26, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Trailhead, 2351 330th Ave, Woodburn, IA 50275, USA
20 State Parks in 2020: Rustic hiking in a beautiful region
River Walk with Iowa's Walking Club
Wed, Oct 07
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Oct 07, 5:30 PM
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
A 3K walk to commemorate the 10th Annual Healthiest State Walk.
Downtown Breweries Des Moines
Sat, Oct 31
Peace Tree Brewing Co. - Des Moines
Oct 31, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Peace Tree Brewing Co. - Des Moines, 317 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
A walk through the different downtown areas on sidewalks and multi-use trails. Share a beer (or something non-alcoholic) with your walking friends. The 5K passes four breweries, the 10K passes five



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