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“A must-see for any bicyclist”
Review of High Trestle Trail

High Trestle Trail
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Ankeny
Certificate of Excellence
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“A must-see for any bicyclist”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The bridge just outside Woodward is the attraction for this trail. And you simply have to see it both during the day and after dark. The blue LED lights are really cool! I've never seen a trail before where people just come to hang out on. Only in Iowa!

Visited June 2013
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Ames, IA
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Fantastic bike trail”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Simply the best trail in Central Iowa. Paved crossings on all roads, which is great. Nice places to stop in Slater (the NiteHawk) and Madrid (Flat Tire Bar). Best to ride during the week if you can, as weekends can be crowded

Visited April 2013
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Ames, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“High Trestle Bridge”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Breath taking views and a great place to walk...however short or long you want to. Fun to see how many bikers and walkers there are!

Visited October 2012
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des moines, iowa
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good, easy trail”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Pretty good trail. It's a flat ride and the trail is well maintained. The bridge is awesome at night, just be careful of people walking on the trail with no reflective gear or lights. Be sure to stop and grab a cold one at the flat tire lounge. It's a great bar right along the trail!

Visited September 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Addition to Central Iowa Bike Trails”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

I ride the trail as much as possible. It is well maintained and the bridge is so beautiful. Great bars on the way from Ankeny.

Visited September 2012
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