Seven Oaks Recreation Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Seven Oaks Recreation Loop is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boone, 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.

3.0 miles
475 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking


trail running




wild flowers



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Located just off of Highway 30 a few miles west of Boone. Great trail with lots of hills and turns in a quiet valley area! Passes over a small creek. You can either take the trail that winds around the edge of the Seven Oaks Recreation Area or explore the side trails within the valley. Great view from the top of the ski hills!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Wondering if this could be correct? I live in Boone and from the views posted this looks to be a the ski hill, not near Mortenson/Highway 30 Ames. Am I missing something as an Ames native? There is no "river" in the located area, either. The Des Moines River, however, sides Seven Oaks ski area. What gives?

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Probably one of the best trails in central Iowa. Its at a recreation center and costs 3 dollars to use the trail. The campgrounds is only 5 dollars a night for a sight and you get access to the trail with that. I've been up there a few times recently because its the only hike with any real distance that I know about that isn't more than an hour from Des Moines. Also this time of year no one is camping so we had the entire campgrounds to ourselves which made it that much more of an escape and relaxing.

Saturday, September 06, 2014