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Address: Des Moines, IA

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Best thing about this great city.

The bicycle trails around the Des Moines area are just fantastic! As a transplant to Iowa, if someone asked me what the best thing about Iowa is, I would say without hesitation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
David W
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The bicycle trails around the Des Moines area are just fantastic! As a transplant to Iowa, if someone asked me what the best thing about Iowa is, I would say without hesitation the bicycle trails, and especially around the Des Moines metro area. Wow, when the day comes that I do move away, I just may come back for weekends... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I regularly run the Clive Greenbelt. It is well-maintained, and beautiful! I frequently see deer. I feel safe on the Clive Greenbelt Trail because it is well-traveled and I often see Clive policemen on bicycles patrolling the trail. Several parks along the trail provide drinking fountains, trash receptacles, and bathroom facilities. There are also benches along the way if you... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Live in the area. One of our favorite paved trails. Mostly well shaded. Multiple parks and places to eat on or near the trail.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the beautiful weather walking along this trail. It wasn't too filled with people but traveled enough to know it's a good trail. Lots of spots to enjoy water along the way including a mini waterfall.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I love the section of the trail from Colby park headed west, it's windy and fun through the trees! The trail actually goes quite far, so look online to see where you want to start!

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wever ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great way to connect with the Racoon River Valley bike path at Waukee. Keeps you of those busy roads and winding along a former railroad line.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Greenbelt Trail wanders throughout the western part of Des Moines, centered on Clive. It's part of the Iowa trail network, offering paved ways 6' across: I've biked it a few times, but be warned that it's packed with walkers and runners. Expect to weave about, following urban forests, streams, parks, .. and number of back yards ... and occasionally... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

In town for a bit and training. This trail was right near our hotel and was prefect! I chose to run the opposite direction from downtown. It was shaded, just enough traffic to not feel lonely and pretty flat. Mostly asphalt some trail. It's pretty to run in the woods near the creek. There are a few parking lots and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Shady and pretty trail. They have water fountains every couple miles or so, which is a really nice feature that I haven't found on many other trails. Personally, I like to go for a run here on particulary hot days. It's plenty shady and there's built in water stops. It's great for kids too, they have parks and picnic tables... More 

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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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