Squirrel's Nest

EASY 3 reviews
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Squirrel's Nest is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Des Moines, IA that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

2.0 miles 48 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

5 months ago

Fun trail. Watch for rocks,roots and fallen trees on path.

hiking
1 year ago

Waterworks Park is best for walking or biking paved roads. My family and I couldn't exactly find any apparent established hiking trails per se. Squirrels Nest is best for Frisbee throwing, dog walks, power walking, and or biking. I'll definitely come back and use the Great Western Trail to go biking on though.

mountain biking
4 years ago

Fun and fast flowing single track MTB trail. Two small teeter todders and a couple low rails keep the trail interesting. Keep your head up for hikers and trail runners.