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!



And so it begins...



Big Creek State Park Group Walk

We will meet at the Beach Pavilion, 8794 NW 125th St at 5:30 PM. the trail is rated 2A (all paved) or 2C (rough), depending on the return route chosen.



Winterset Group Walk

The Clark Tower is a highlight of this walk on park roads and city sidewalks. You'll see one of the covered bridges commemorated in the movie "The Bridges of Madison County."



Full Moon Walk on the High Trestle Trail

Sunset is 8:53 and moonrise is 10:27.  You'll get to the bridge with daylight and walk back in the dark. 
Register at 8 PM at the parking area on QF Lane which is west of Madrid on Hwy 210. 
Bring correct change, bug spray, flashlight and something reflective to wear.



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 in case the business has changed hours or closed.

Cancelled events

June 6    Trails Day in Southwest Iowa. The walks are open, the event is cancelled.

June 20   Mines of Spain State Recreation Area Group Walk

Jul 17-19 Central Iowa Weekend. The walks are open, the event is cancelled.

Sept 10-16  Bus Trip

Changed event

July 6 Full Moon Group Walk and Meal. We will not meet for a meal beforehand. Walkers will meet at the trailhead at 7:30 PM.

Changed year round and seasonal walks 

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

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.

Des Moines Easter Lake - The walk box has moved. Contact Diana Whited at 515-783-5251 or for walk directions and stamped insert card.

Iowa City – Closed

Prairie City – Closed

Winterset - The walk box has moved. Contact Jeanne VanHoweling at 515-287-0215 or  for walk directions and stamped insert card.




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