Explore the most popular trails near Ankeny with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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nice ride

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
4 months 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.

walking
9 months ago

Great for a beginner just looking to get outdoors for a bit.

trail running
10 months ago

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

on High Trestle Trail

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

on High Trestle 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!

road biking
2 months ago

hiking
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walking
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road biking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
5 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

road biking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

walking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

walking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

road biking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

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