October 12 – 5PM – Scotch Ridge Nature Park, 2720 Gateway Drive, Carlisle.  The start point for the walk is the gravel parking lot behind People's Bank (address above).  People's Bank is just off Hwy 5, across from Casey's. Watch for the club banner.  Enjoy some lovely fall color.  There may be some hills!

October 21 – 1:30PM – Denman Woods, West Des Moines.  We’ll meet at the Quick Trip at 63rd Street (Hwy 28) & Railroad Ave, let’s plan to park along 62nd Street behind (east of) the Quick Trip.   We will walk east, leaving the bike trail to a soft trail, around a large prairie area, the trail is flat.  Foot ware that can withstand the possibility of wet grass is recommended.  There may be some beautiful colors in the early-fall woods by then. With light binoculars a person would be able to study the Raccoon River and deer or other wild life that may well be close at hand--or they will be hidden and be observing us! Time will be allowed for photos.

October 26 – 5:00PM – Iowa State Fair Grounds, 3000 E Grand, Des Moines.  Let’s meet in front of the Varied Industries Building and take a fairgrounds tour without anything on a stick. 

For additional information, contact Susan Pinneke at susanpinneke@gmail.com or 515-423-8437 (call or text). 

If you are interested in leading a walk, please let Susan know.  We are scheduling now for the following month.  You set the day, time, and location.  Show us your favorite trail!


Upcoming Events

  • Veteran's Memorial Group Walk Des Moines  2021
    Sat, Nov 13
    Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Nov 13, 9:50 PM
    Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
    Visit the memorials to those who've sacrificed for our liberties during a guided tour of the grounds of our state capitol.
  • Whiterock Conservancy Group Walk and Picnic lunch/meeting
    Oct 16, 10:30 AM
    Bur Oak Visitor Center, 1436 IA-141, Coon Rapids, IA 50058, USA
    Gorgeous vistas and mixed trails through sustainably cultivated farmland and prairie.
  • Walk for Wildlife Traditional Event 2021
    Sat, Oct 09
    Jester Park Recreation & Wellness Center
    Oct 09, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Jester Park Recreation & Wellness Center, 12112 NW 128th St, Madrid, IA 50156, USA
    Gorgeous trails in Jester Park


Coon Rapids - The walk box for Whiterock Conservancy is in the lower parking lot attached to a kiosk.


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

Inclement weather policy:  Generally we do not cancel based on weather forecasts. To check for cancellations, see our Facebook or MeetUp pages.  



Save the date

The AVA Olympiad is coming to  San Antonio, TX, from February 19 – 23, 2023. 

Participants from as many as 42 nations will attend the three-day festival that normally attracts more than 5,000 walking enthusiasts. The Olympiad will be held in conjunction with the Texas Trail Roundup - another international event cosponsored by America’s Walking Club’s Texas state association and the International Marching League (IML)*. This arrangement will afford international travelers the opportunity to spend a full week or more experiencing the best San Antonio and the USA have to offer. The back-to-back festivals are timed to showcase one of the most uniquely American of sporting events – San Antonio’s award-winning annual Stock Show & Rodeo.



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From Aug 31-Dec 31, you automatically are registered for the following year.