Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Des Moines, Iowa that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

I walked this trail with my aunt who was fighting pancreatic cancer at the time. It is a nice, easy, and family friendly trail. Check out the PurpleStride walk that is held here every year.

trail running
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Easy, well maintained, stroller accessible, great for kids.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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.