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Clive Greenbelt Trail

Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #22 of 42 attractions in Des Moines
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Biking Trails
Activities: Biking, Running
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 reviews 11 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 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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West Des Moines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This Greenbelt is a great extension of the Clive neighborhood west of 86th Street, and yet in the summer, you can't see any of the nearby homes. Mostly shaded & full of nature and it is runs alongside Walnut Creek, with picturesque bridges spaced throughout.

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Titonka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Wonderful bike trail-we started on 100th street and rode to Greys lake and the state capital. Very good signs and directions on the way.

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Venice, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Iowa has some of the greatest bike trails ever. come see for yourself

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Midwest
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

The trail has a nice surface but winds back and forth for a good distance when closer to Clive. I was also harrassed on the trail in the Clive area by a young man. He tried to get me to stop but I got past him. Once past the winding part, it is great riding. I want to ride to... More

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