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Address: , Des Moines, IA
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Activities: Biking, Running

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Beautiful Trail

Awesome, trail. Beautiful for a long ride. Great trees with fantastic scenery. Great trail for a relaxing afternoon of riding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Awesome, trail. Beautiful for a long ride. Great trees with fantastic scenery. Great trail for a relaxing afternoon of riding.

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Clive, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I walk this trail almost every other day. You can easily do as far as you would like as it continues and hooks onto many other trails. Good for jogging, biking, or walking. Scenery is along the river in most cases and among trees, so there is shade. I would reccomend this trail. They are in the process of resurfacing... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A long shady trail ambling beside Walnut Creek. Great for biking or walking. There are random play ground areas to take a break. Or just stop at the side of the creek and dip your toes. A lovely nature retreat in the middle of suburban homes

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Des Moines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We used to go there when it first opened. You just had to be careful of the bucks that you encountered on the path so they wouldn't gore you. We quit going there after the gay murder where the guy got stabbed 35 times behind his business on the trail when he tried fending off a gay attacker's advances.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This trail makes you feel like you're in the woods, but right in the middle of the city. Easy, flat terrain.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are a lot of bikers, walkers and runners these days and the Clive Greenbelt is popular, almost too popular! Most people are respectful and courteous on the trail and there is great scenery to view. Enjoy!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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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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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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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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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