High Trestle Trail

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High Trestle Trail is a 24.8 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.

DISTANCE
24.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

21 days ago

Great trail!! Easy riding on a paved fairly level path and beautiful scenery! The bridge is gorgeous and we liked all of the stops with historical information.

road biking
1 month ago

Just a really nice, easy ride. The half of the trail between Slater and Woodward is a better ride than Slater to Ankeny, and not just because of the bridge. It’s just more scenic and more beverage stops if you’re so inclined.

trail running
7 months ago

Love this spot. Loving running along the trail and watching the sunrise and coming back and see it set :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

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

Sunday, May 07, 2017

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

walking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

easy trail with a cool bridge to see at night

Monday, July 18, 2016

Enjoyed the ride.

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 .

hiking
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.

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!

walking
11 days ago

road biking
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walking
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road biking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

recorded High Trestle Trail

Saturday, August 17, 2013