Subscribe for future Step Outside News!

More Hiking Features

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Iowa

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Iowa
While running is a great exercise, as you circle the block for the umpteenth time, the monotony of the sport may get to you. To spice things up a bit…
Read More >>>

5 Energizing Hikes in Iowa

5 Energizing Hikes in Iowa
Nature’s best endorphins come from great hikes, and if you are looking for a little pick-me-up activity in Iowa, you don’t have to look…
Read More >>>

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Iowa

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Iowa
All four seasons in the state of Iowa provide excellent hiking opportunities. Whether you like the hot summer sun or the stillness of winter, perhaps…
Read More >>>

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Stone State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Stone State Park
Featuring a wide variety of trails, dense woodland, and scenic options for overnight adventures, Stone State Park is a western Iowa jewel of a…
Read More >>>

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Iowa

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Iowa
An essential aspect of any nature hike is the familiar chirp of birds nearby, coupled with the sight of these incredible creatures soaring by.…
Read More >>>

5 Great Hiking Trails in Iowa

5 Great Hiking Trails in Iowa
No matter the time of year, Iowa has many great hiking trails waiting to be explored. Traverse through the woods or follow a route along a scenic…
Read More >>>

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Iowa

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Iowa
Every season in Iowa caters towards a scenic hike or two. During the summer months, the blazing sun overhead provides bountiful landscapes of green.…
Read More >>>

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
Read More >>>

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
Read More >>>

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
Read More >>>

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps
Learning how to properly pack a backpack is a true art form that every outdoor enthusiast should master. Whether you’re heading into the…
Read More >>>

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love
Proper footwear is one of the many keys to a successful hike. Here are six boots that will coddle your heel and arches while performing admirably on…
Read More >>>

Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids
Taking your family on an antler hike puts a new twist on spring day hikes and sharpens everyone’s abilities to observe what’s around them…
Read More >>>

Backpacking the backcountry

Backpacking the backcountry
The backcountry: An isolated or remote area that only the most intrepid of campers will retreat to. Skipping out on the designated campsites and…
Read More >>>

Hiking safety in the winter

Hiking safety in the winter
If solitude is what you’re after, winter hiking can be very enjoyable. Most hiking trails are never crowded during the colder months. If you…
Read More >>>

Events Near Fonda IA

Step Up Storm Lake

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 at 7:30am
King's Pointe Waterpark Resort
Storm Lake, IA
Read More »

Noah's Ark Daycare 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 at 8:00am
Church of Christ
Sutherland, IA
Read More »

Jakes Take Aim @ Clay Co Fair

Jakes Take Aim @ Clay Co Fair
Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 12:00am
Spencer, IA
Read More »

Cherokee Trail Run

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 9:00am
Martin's Access County Park
Cherokee, IA
Read More »

Billy the Kid Birthday Party

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 7:31am
Clay County outdoor arena
Spencer, IA
Read More »

Ducks Unlimited - Coon River Valley Dinner-Carroll

Ducks Unlimited - Coon River Valley Dinner-Carroll
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
Carroll American Legion
Read More »

Gene Giraffe 5k Run/Walk For Rare

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 at 12:00pm
Kennedy Memorial County Park
Fort Dodge, IA
Read More »

Two Rivers Timber Ghosts, IA

Two Rivers Timber Ghosts, IA
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 5:00pm
Humboldt, IA
Read More »

West Central Iowa Limbhangers, IA

West Central Iowa Limbhangers, IA
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 at 5:00pm
Carroll, IA
Read More »

Crooked Spurs, IA

Crooked Spurs, IA
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 at 5:00pm
Odebolt, IA
Read More »

Des Moines River Timber Ghosts, IA

Des Moines River Timber Ghosts, IA
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 5:30pm
Ft.Dodge, IA
Read More »