Squirrel's Nest Mountain Bike Trail

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Squirrel's Nest Mountain Bike Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Des Moines, Iowa that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking




partially paved



wild flowers


Wed Jun 22 2016

Fun trail. Watch for rocks,roots and fallen trees on path.

Mon Mar 30 2015

Waterworks Park is best for walking or biking paved roads. My family and I couldn't exactly find any apparent established hiking trails per se. Squirrels Nest is best for Frisbee throwing, dog walks, power walking, and or biking. I'll definitely come back and use the Great Western Trail to go biking on though.

mountain biking
Thu Jul 05 2012

Fun and fast flowing single track MTB trail. Two small teeter todders and a couple low rails keep the trail interesting. Keep your head up for hikers and trail runners.

13 days ago