High Trestle Trail

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High Trestle Trail is a 24.9 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ankeny, Iowa that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

24.9 miles
587 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly


road biking

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers

1 month ago

great ride. great bars along trail. great food also. well maintained trail

1 month ago

2 months ago

nice Scenic well-maintained concrete trail with nice bars and places to eat along the way

3 months ago

3 months ago

My usual trail, started riding last summer, always have a great ride on this trail

3 months ago

easy trail with a cool bridge to see at night

mountain biking
4 months ago

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11 months ago

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Enjoyed the ride.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

road biking
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Very enjoyable ride. The view @ Sunset over the bridge, then the progression into dusk as the lights come on @ bridge .. - Unbeatable .

Friday, February 21, 2014

Excellent trail! Well maintained, various entrance points and a gorgeous bridge that lights up at night! We visited in late January on a mild day and it wasn't crowded at all! Great for bikes, runners, walkers and dogs! Love it!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The High Trestle Trail is a multi-use trail that runs from Ankeny, IA to Woodward, IA, a distance of roughly 25 miles. Nicely paved and includes Madrid and Slater as well as the beginning and ending towns. Good food and watering stops along the way. Excellent views of the Des Moines River Valley as you cross the area high above on the Trestle Trail. We enjoy biking the trail.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

road biking
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Awesome trail! Great views from the High Trestle Bridge overlooking the Des Moines River Valley. Trail is fairly flat and great for both the serious cyclist AND families out on an adventure. Be sure to stop at Flat Tire Lounge for lunch and a cold beverage!