July Hitch Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Join us Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m. for the third hike of the 2019 Hitch Hike series. Hike out Fox Run Ridge to take in the stunning views of the Missouri River valley, beautiful prairie & pasture land and catch a glimpse of our research plots.

The public is invited to attend all the hikes in this series. They are designed to introduce visitors to Hitchcock Nature Center as well as the Loess Hills. The series begins with a moderate level hike and will get progressively more challenging as we build up to a 2.5 mile difficult hike in September. Water bottles, bug spray & sunblock are all recommended and please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.  

Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their owners but must be leashed at all times, you must pick up and remove their waste, & you may be asked to remain toward the end of the group if there are a large number of participants. This is an educational program, disruptive pets may be asked to leave the group.

Pre-registration is not required for this event. Attendees must purchase a $3.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a membership to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation to attend this program. Daily passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate and may be purchased the day of the event. Annual memberships start at $20.00 and may be purchased from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours. Annual memberships may also be purchased online in advance at www.pottawattamieconservationfoundation.com. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

2019 Hitch Hike Series

  • May 21st, 7:00 p.m.
  • June 18th, 7:00 p.m.
  • July 16th, 7:00 p.m.
  • August 20th, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 17th, 6:00 p.m.

Weather permitting, please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.

2019 Programs 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 or 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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July Hitch Hike


Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Michelle Biodrowski michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
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