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Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail

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Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Des Moines, IA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles 26 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


whitewater kayaking




wild flowers


A nice easy gravel trail through the woods, and paved near the road. It has benches, emergency call boxes, garbage cans, picnic tables, port-a-potties, and bags to dispose of your dogs waste. It's a very nice, clean, scenic trail.

30 days ago

Nice trail! On a recent weekday there was enough traffic that I didn't feel isolated, but not so much that I couldn't enjoy the surroundings.