High Tresle Trail

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High Tresle 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



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8 months ago

Enjoyed the ride.

11 months ago

road biking
2 years ago

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

3 years ago

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!!

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

road biking
4 years ago

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!