Explore the best trails near Des Moines 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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mountain biking
18 days ago

Nick walk on shaded trails .

Busy but very dog friendly

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

I like that I can accumulate some decent mileage on this trail. It's not a super peaceful trail mostly due to traffic noise from the interstate. Flat and easy.

walking
4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Muddy nature trails at this time of the year but will be very nice in the springs and summer. Saw a deer, river is nice and goes over a train track.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Great trail for kids to learn the love of mountain biking:)

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Very heavily used for a weekday. Large majority of the trails are paved, but there are some nice dirt trails with lots of wildlife. Saw deer and river otters. The trailhead shown by this app and Google maps is NOT a good place to start. Had to ask residents for directions and cut through back yards to get to the trails.