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...



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."

NOTE CHANGE TO START POINT: Meet at 9:30 AM at Casey's General Store, 1021 John Wayne Dr, then drive to park.


Full Moon Walk on the High Trestle Trail

Sunset is 8:53 and moonrise is 10:27.  You'll get to the bridge in 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 wear something reflective.


JUL 17-19

4 Walks in Central Iowa

On Friday, meet at the Oakwood Shelter at Ledges State Park between 3 PM and 6 PM.

Group walk is at 6 PM.

You'll be able to check-in for all four walks at one time: Madrid-Ledges State Park, Ames, Madrid-High Trestle Trail, and Boone.

The Friends of Ledges are celebrating "Christmas in July," and we invite you to join in the fun by dressing up for the holidays. Rumor has it the Friends are awarding prizes!  For more information check out their Facebook page.


Monthly Meeting

6:30 PM at the grassy area across from Shelter 3 at Easter Lake Park, 2830 Easter Lake Drive in Des Moines.
Stay to the left as you drive into the park.
Bring a chair, bug spray, and water. We will be sitting far apart to protect our health.
There will not be a program or refreshments.
We'll bring the Easter Lake Walk box at 6 PM


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 Open 5 AM-1 PM, 4 PM-8 PM; Saturday Open 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.

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




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