Brown's Woods Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

Brown's Woods Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Des Moines, Iowa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a great location to hike or run. It is a double wide trail that is only a short drive from the city and bikes are not allowed. This is a nice moderate dirt trail through Browns Woods. It has primitive benches to rest along the trail, a cellular phone audio tour, and port-a-pottys at the parking lot.

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Trails are great even after a rain it isn't really muddy. Just bring bug spray if you don't want to breathe mosquitoes. Otherwise it's awesome

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1 month ago

Wonderful for jogging, really gives your legs a workout! Bring your bug spray....

hiking
1 month ago

Bring your bug spray!

We went in the morning and the mesquites were very intense! The trail is a dirt packed path, which is pleasant to walk on. Quite a few parts are covered with moss, so probably not the best place to hike after recent rains. The full loop is a little over 3 miles, add in the small loop and you can add about another half mile to the tally. Decent inclines and declines throught out. There are busy roads in close proximity, so if going counter clockwise on the loop, the road is heard for half of the hike, then fades off in the distance for the second half. Very good forest scenery...lots of birds spotted.

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1 month ago

I loved this trail! that's all, just loved it.

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I brought my lab puppy here today and we both loved it! it's a nice loop and I'm excited to come back during Spring. We only saw one other person so it was very peaceful.

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