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quiet place

this was our last in Des Moines, the environment and surroundings were very clean and are neatly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Most entertaining trail in DSM metro!

For better (my opinion) or worse, this trail offers a winding biking adventure through the woods... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was our last in Des Moines, the environment and surroundings were very clean and are neatly maintained. you can definitely enjoy your time. their are few small eateries as well. overall its a very good place to walk or jog for some time and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarthaJoseph234
Reviewed June 27, 2018

For better (my opinion) or worse, this trail offers a winding biking adventure through the woods and alongside a stream. While located in the middle of the suburbs, you feel like your in the deep woods (especially due to the need to focus on your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank b2k2m2p
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I seem to end up walking or jogging on this trail whenever I'm in town and have a bit of free time. Nice and quiet, with lots of wildlife. A piece of "state park" in the middle of west Des Moines.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NoDakker
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We frequently ride the Clive Greenbelt Trail and stop for a quick meal along the way. It connects to the Walnut Creek Trail in West Des Moines which in turn connects to the trail network in Des Moines. The trails are well maintained with excellent...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Leonard W
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I was shocked at how great of a cycling city Des Moines is. The trails in this city are amazing, you can get some good mileage in the city.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank spyder1978
Reviewed August 14, 2017

The Clive Greenbelt Trail runs the length of the city of Clive, some 5 miles and connects nicely to trails in Des Moines, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights. It's part of a much larger system of trails in central Iowa that easily run...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Alan H
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Very well maintained, great signage into and out of trail. Nice variety of art pieces sprinkled throughout. Allows access to many community opportunities, pools , libraries and such.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

We have been enjoying quality time as a family on the Clive Greenbelt since 2004. It is always clean and the city plans upgrades each year. Mostly covered by the tree canopy, it is a pleasant walk or ride even in hot, sunny weather. Almost...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank PrMichaelM
Reviewed May 20, 2017

I have walked part of this trail a couple times. It is in the middle of Clive, IA and provides a respite from the noise of the city. There are several offshoots and posts to mark mileage. I also saw a small library off the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank torpdo
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I have ridden my bike on this trail several times. It is a flat ride along a stream with a pretty view of trees and birds and landscaping. Each time I was on a longer ride and used part of this trail in my journey....More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank david_hance_iowa
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August 2, 2016|
Response from Alan H |
No. The Greenbelt trail is part of the City of Clive Parks department. It is not a business