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what is the event

Herbert Hoover President Walk

Year Round Walk

SN: 117960 - 2021 / Y1244

when is the event

From Fri, Jan 1st, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021

Start box available: 7:00 am-9:00 pm

where is the event

West Branch, Iowa

The address/location to the Physical Start Box (PSB) for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Dewey's Jack & Jill Grocery Store, West Branch, IA

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Walking with America's Veterans


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

The walk winds through the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, passing the Presidential Library-Museum, President Hoover's birthplace, the Hoover gravesite, a working replica of President Hoover's father's blacksmith shop, a restored Quaker meetinghouse and a one-room schoolhouse. It then proceeds through the town of West Branch, passing many Victorian homes and commercial buildings (16 of which are on the National Register of Historic Places). Part of the walk follows a hard surface rail trail, as well as a nature trail through Iowa prairie. Snow is not removed from this section of the trail to accommodate cross country skiers. Parts of the walk are up moderately steep hills. Patches and other souvenirs are available at the Herbert Hoover Visitor Center.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5 & 10 km, Rating: 2B

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Hard

Wheelchairs: Hard

Event information

Daily 7am-9pm (Must be off trail by sundown.) This walk incorporates the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/Museum, Hoover birthplace and gravesite, and a nature trail through Iowa prairie.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

115 E Main - West Branch is 10 miles E of Iowa City. From I-80, take Exit 254. Drive N 1/2 mile, turn left to parking lot of Herbert Hoover Visitors Center. From parking lot, walk 1 block N to Dewey's Jack and Jill Store. Ask for walk box at checkout/service counter in SE corner of store.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Dewey's Jack & Jill Grocery Store, West Branch, IA

event sponsor

Greater Des Moines Volkssport Assn. (AVA-0250)

Event website: iowaswalkingclub.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.