Woodland Mounds Loop is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ackworth, Iowa that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hike to see woodland Native American mounds
This is a pleasant afternoon hiking location with some moderate elevation changes. This trails features views of prehistoric Native American mounds from the Woodland culture. It is relatively low intensity and well maintained, with lots of wild roses along the trail as well as abundant wildlife (deer, bald eagles, woodpeckers). It iss just enough to get you blood pumping and see a bit of nature, while not getting too far away from Des Moines. We will definitely be back.