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Des Moines River Trail

Des Moines, IA
+1 515-280-1026
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Great trail

This is a very fun trail. I never expected there to be good biking in Des Moines. Coming from... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
Biking, walking, scenery

This trail connects with other trails giving you over 200 miles of possible bike riding. This one... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Randy K
Des Moines, Iowa
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“nice walk” (3 reviews)
“gray's lake” (3 reviews)
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, IA
+1 515-280-1026
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very fun trail. I never expected there to be good biking in Des Moines. Coming from Colorado I have high expectations. The bike trails in Des Moines blew me away. Long and well built. I enjoy coming here to ride.

Thank spyder1978
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This trail connects with other trails giving you over 200 miles of possible bike riding. This one goes right along the river going from Gray's Lake up to Saylorville and Big Creek. Besides the river and all kinds of people, this generally well maintained trail...More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 20 August 2017

It was a nice view of the river but that was about it. I didn't find it was marked overly well and sometimes the signs seemed to be pointing in both directions but then suddenly there were no signs. Basically in the end i just...More

Thank Jacquie P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We've walked and biked this trail for years. The views of the river are wonderful. There are places to just sit and watch the water roll by but the most amazing thing is that we can start from our home in West Des Moines and...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice trail in the heart of the city. It follows the river which is channelized here but still interesting. There are a bunch of interesting old buildings along the river and the trail runs along both sides allowing for several loop options....More

Thank Geof J
Reviewed 5 October 2016

nice walk along the river, good for early morning. Interesting side trails including botanical center and oriental garden.

Thank pswise
Reviewed 27 July 2016

this is a great trail for a run, walk or ride to enjoy the great surrounding. Spent a few hours here last weekend with the family

Thank Sheb34
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This would be an even better place with a white water park, and access to the river, kept pretty clean, and pretty well lit.

Thank Kris P
Reviewed 15 June 2016

On our recent visit to Des Moines this proved to be one of our favourite things to do. As previous comments mention it is very pretty and well maintained, as is all Des Moines. Would love to visit again to see the lower pathway which...More

Thank barney-rabbit
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I like walking this in the spring/summer/fall because it's a touch of green and "fresh" air in the city. the river is pretty and when the water is low enough you can walk along the river down below on the old cement path which is...More

Thank knorda
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