Walnut Woods, West Des Moines

Directions: Take 63rd St. (South) for quite a ways.  Then turn right on Brown's Woods Road.  Follow for a while and Walnut Woods State Park is on the right side of the road. 

Trail Information:  A secluded dirt trail runs through the State Park winding through many acres of camp sites and woods.  It also runs right along the Racoon River.  The softness is very welcome, especially after logging many miles on the harsh pavement of Des Moines.

Miscellaneous Information:  Footing can be rough in spots and many walnuts (thus the name of the park) can be potential hazards.  Nothing too bad that makes it not worth the time. 

John Crimmings