Guided Snowshoe Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Strap on some snowshoes & discover your own winter wonderland during the Guided Snowshoe Hike at Hitchcock Nature Center. Join Pottawattamie County Conservation staff on a snowshoeing adventure through the beautiful Loess Hills on Saturday, January 26th at 3:00 p.m. 

During this workshop participants will learn skills and techniques needed to enjoy their own snowshoe adventure in an indoor presentation and demonstration before getting the chance at some hands on practice. Participants will strap on snowshoes themselves for some indoor practice before heading outdoors on a snowshoe hike if conditions allow. PLEASE NOTE: Snowshoeing requires at least 4 to 6 inches of snow. If there is not enough snow for this activity this program will still be held. Participants will still view live demonstrations of snowshoe techniques and have the opportunity to practice with snowshoes indoors before heading out on a guided winter hike that will discuss snowshoe techniques that would be effective in Loess Hills terrain. 

This workshop is designed for participants age 12 & over. Families with children under 12 years are invited to join us for our Family Snowshoe Hike, click here for more information.

Snowshoes are provided for all registered participants.

Please note this program will take place outdoors. Please dress for the weather & wear winter appropriate footwear. Strollers are not permitted & baby slings or carriers are not recommended for safety reasons.

Please register online. Pre-registration is required for this event by Wednesday, January 23rd as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Attendees must purchase a $3.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership to attend this program. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate & may be purchased the day of the event. PCF memberships may be purchased for $20.00 from staff at any of our parks, at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours, or at There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued free & low cost programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.While this event is family friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome. Weather Permitting.

2019 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Mary Davis, Human Resources Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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Guided Snowshoe Hike


Saturday, January 26, 2019
3:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Rene Stroud
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