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Address: Des Moines, IA
Activities: Biking, Running

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Nice trail year 'round

You can often see deer along the trail. Especially near sunset. Sometimes, turkey. When in town, I like to go here. Path is generally well maintained and runs alongside a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
RandyKasal
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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671 reviews 671 reviews
484 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

You can often see deer along the trail. Especially near sunset. Sometimes, turkey. When in town, I like to go here. Path is generally well maintained and runs alongside a creek. It runs under street bridges and there are some pedestrian bridges across the creek. Many people use this trail to commute via bicycle all over town. It links up... More 

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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Close to our home. Well maintained bike trail that connects to downtown Des Moines to the east and Raccoon River Trail to the west.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Well marked, maintained, wooded urban trail linked to 500 miles in the surrounding communities and rural areas. Very enjoyable with very few street crossings. There are occasional city parks with facilities along the trail. Deer sightings are not uncommon. Enjoy!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nothing about this trail is disappointing. It has curves, lots of shade, small hills and you just would not know you are in the city. Small streams of water, wildlife and the hustle & bustle not far away. You can pop up off the trail and find food, drink, parks, pretty much anything!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family just bought bikes and a trailer to explore the bike trails and wow have I been impressed. They are well maintained and I love the shade and the wildlife that makes you feel like you "escape" for a while!

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Des Moines
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116 reviews 116 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Meandering trail along Walnut Creek. In and out of the sun/shade with plenty of places to jump and in and out of the trail. Playgrounds for kids and a couple of bars on the far east end of the trail for adults.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This trail is one of my favorite to go running on. It offers very nice cover from the sun during the summer time without being buggy. It winds its way all through Clive with great places to view the creek, several parks and also several great places to get off and grab dinner or a beer!

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iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

An excellent trail--one of the gems of the Western suburbs of Des Moines. You can easily walk, run, or bike almost any time of the day because it's not overly crowded. If you are a serious road biker, I would not recommend because the path can be a little rough in some parts, but for walking, running, or casual biking,... More 

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Clive
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Enough twists in the path that running 3+ miles isn't monotonous. Also there are playgrounds right on the trail is several parts so it's fun to do family bike rides. A big negative can be the speed racers getting ready for RAGBRI - slow down or get on the road!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I enjoyed a mellow ride along a pretty stream on a retal bike from my hotel. Its great to be able to cruise a little and get a nice work out in after a day at work in a city away from home. This paved bike/running trail was well maintained and had numerous bridges and water stops. the other cyclists... More 

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