20 walks in 2020

Take a Walk in Iowa State Parks: 20 Walks in 2020

If you enjoy walking and want to explore state parks, here's an exciting way to do both in 2020.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks, the Iowa Walking Club, the Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers and Iowa Parklands helped create 5k and 10k walking routes and maps in 20 Iowa state parks. The maps and directions are free to the public and can be downloaded from this web page. These walks are intended for you to explore on your own, or with a small group or family.

When visiting the park, the route starting points are marked with a Walk Box. Members of the walking clubs will find envelopes for donations as part of their membership. Walkers who are not members are free to use the maps and enjoy the walking routes as a free service for the 100th anniversary celebration.

The Iowa Walking Club and Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers are non-profit organizations dedicated to physical fitness for all ages through long-distance walking, and also encourage social connections through membership. Both organizations are part of the American Volkssport Association. They host walking events throughout the year and provide an opportunity to find a new community of walkers and hikers who enjoy the outdoors! Iowa Parklands is an Iowa-based company that loves Iowa parks and creates state park-themed maps and merchandise.