Walnut Woods State Park - First Day Hike
January 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. – Meet at Walnut Woods Lodge (3155 Walnut Woods Drive, West Des Moines, Iowa)
½ mile, 1 mile, 2.3 mile options – dress for the weather the day of hike and bring water bottle, if desired
Level of Ease: Relatively easy. Trail is flat but it is not paved.
Enjoy a morning walk along the Raccoon River looking for wintering bald eagles. Bring binoculars to spot other beautiful birds in the area. Hikers will be able to see large walnut, sycamore and other bottomland forest trees.
Hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments will be provided at the lodge after the hike.
Pets are welcome on the hike but are not allowed in the lodge.
For more information and severe weather cancellation update, contact park staff at 515/250-2048