Subscribe for future Step Outside News!

More Hiking Features

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way
Bummed that the summer hiking trails will soon be covered in white? That’s okay…it’s snowshoeing season! Snowshoeing is a great…
Read More >>>

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!
If you’re one of those hikers or backpackers who puts away your outdoor gear for the winter, you really are missing out on one of the most…
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 Stunning Fall Foliage Hikes in Iowa

5 Stunning Fall Foliage Hikes in Iowa
It has long been a fact that the fall in Iowa is the best season in the state. Alongside the cooler temperatures, the state comes to life with…
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 >>>

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions
The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your favorite outdoor activities and wait until the return of warm weather before…
Read More >>>

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
Read More >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

Events Near Hardy IA

First Day Hike at Dolliver Memorial State Park

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 at 9:00am
Dolliver Memorial State Park
Otho, IA
Read More »

First Day Hike at Pilot Knob State Park

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 at 1:00pm
Pilot Knob State Park
Forest City, IA
Read More »

Ice Fishing Clinic - Webster City

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 4:00pm
Briggs Woods Park
Webster City, IA
Read More »

East Fork Longbeards, IA

East Fork Longbeards, IA
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 5:00pm
Algona, IA
Read More »

Hamilton Co. Thunder Chickens

Hamilton Co. Thunder Chickens
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 at 5:30pm
Ellsworth, IA
Read More »

Original R&P Club Gun Show

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 9:00am
Webster County Fairgrounds
Fort Dodge, IA
Read More »

Top Of Iowa Toms, IA

Top Of Iowa Toms, IA
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 5:00pm
Duncan, IA
Read More »

Otter Creek Bronze Backs,IA

Otter Creek Bronze Backs,IA
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 at 5:00pm
Belmond, IA
Read More »

Two Rivers Timber Ghosts, IA

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

Ducks Unlimited - Webster County DU Dinner

Ducks Unlimited - Webster County DU Dinner
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019
Webster County Fairgrounds
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 »

Relay For Life of Cerro Gordo County

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6:00pm
Clear Lake City Park
Clear Lake, IA
Read More »

Relay For Life of Calhoun County

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 12:00pm
East Side of the Courthouse Square
Rockwell City, IA
Read More »

Relay For Life of Hancock County

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 5:00pm
Veterans Memorial Recreation Center
Garner, IA
Read More »

Relay For Life of Kossuth County

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 5:00pm
Kossuth County Fairgrounds
Algona, IA
Read More »