what is the event

Palisades - Kepler State Park

Seasonal Walk

SN: 118285 - 2021 / Y2565

when is the event

Starting Sat, May 1st, 2021 until Oct 15th, 2021

Start box available: Dawn, finish by dusk

where is the event

Mt. Vernon, Iowa

The address/location for the Physical Start Box (PSB) is as follows:

700 Kepler Dr, Palisades-Kepler State Park.

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

None provided


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

Long description

Dawn, finish by dusk. The 840 acre park lies along the beautiful Cedar River. It has dramatic river bluffs, deep ravines, majestic hardwood trees, a large variety of wildflowers and wildlife. The trail follows park roads and rough off road trails, including the Cedar Cliff trail which offers impressive views of the river. Some steep hills. One of 20 Iowa State Parks in 2020/ Linn County.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5k-2c 10k-3c, Rating: 3C

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: NO

Wheelchairs: NO


Camping available. Non-modern restrooms along the route. Please do not use the campground shower restrooms.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

From I-80, take exit 239B to I-380 N, then exit 16A ramp right for US 151 N/ US 30E toward Mt Vernon. In 9.3 miles, turn right on Kepler Rd (well marked park road with stone pillars). Follow signs to campground. Walk box will be in a marked box at the camp host site.

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.