Volkssport Clubs in Iowa

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Volkssport Trail

Did you know that Iowa has 4 clubs associated with the American Volkssport Association (AVA)? The AVA is a national walking organization with clubs throughout the Unites States. They sponsor noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing. Walking is the most popular of all the volks sporting activities and is sometime referred to as volkswalking and volksmarching.

A volkswalk is a 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) walk and a volkswalk will take about an hour and a half to two hours to complete. Ten permanent Volkssport trails have been established for seasonal use within Iowa state parks and recreation areas.

  • Backbone State Park – .6 mi
  • Big Creek State Park – 6 mi
  • Gull Point State Park – 1.5 mi
  • Lake Ahquabi State Park – 6 mi
  • Lake Macbride State Park – 6 mi
  • Nine Eagles State Park – 6 mi
  • Pikes Peak State Park – 6 mi
  • Pilot Knob State Park – 14 mi
  • Pine Lake State Park – 6 mi
  • Prairie Rose State Park – 7 mi

Below are the Volkssport clubs located in Iowa

2018-04-01T16:15:34+00:00July 15th, 2013|2 Comments

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  1. Mimi May 14, 2016 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Hi how do I find more info on the walks in the parks?

  2. Matt May 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    The American Volkssport Association will have information on walks in your area. http://www2.ava.org/

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