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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walking
4 days ago

trail running
19 days ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
3 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.

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

hiking
9 months ago

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.

Great trail. Hard to find the trail head.

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

Great trail for all ages and skill levels

trail running
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

on Bill Riley Trail

Monday, April 11, 2016

on Bill Riley Trail

hiking
Thursday, April 07, 2016

hiking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

birding
Monday, November 23, 2015

Went walking along the trails the last weekend, pretty decent. They all can be done in 10 minutes or less.