Hikers will enjoy scenic view of the Raccoon River valley and majestic walnut trees and other trees of the bottomland forest. Hikers may also catch views of wintering bald eagles and other birds and wildlife. Hikers should bring a water bottle, identification or any other important gear/information in case of emergency. Dress for the weather and possible snow ground cover. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash. Skiers can bring cross country skis for a first day ski. For more information call the park at 515/285-4502.
Park Address: 3155 Walnut Woods Drive; West Des Moines, IA 50265
Location: Meet at Walnut Woods Lodge
Length of Hike: ½ mile, 1 mile, and 2.8 mile hiking options.
Degree of Difficulty: moderate, terrain is mostly flat