West River Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

West River Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lehigh, Iowa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

hiking
5 months ago

A very fun and exhilarating hike. Many different types of surfaces from, dirt, grass, sand and short jaunt on a dead end road. Initial mile has a good size hill that is easy going down but at the end of the hike is a bear to go up. there are numerous creek's feeding into the river a few hundred feet away and cross the trail with no bridges. Most are step overs but one or two take some balance as you cross on the rocks...could be difficult after a heavy rain. some great views of the Des Moines River and the tree ridge on the other side. ...take a hammock and a light lunch and relax and enjoy the views.... a great moderate hike with a little something for everyone