Trails in Des Moines

Explore more than 800 miles of trail systems throughout Greater Des Moines. Great for walking, hiking, biking, running, and even cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Catch the picturesque High Trestle Trail over the Des Moines River near Ankeny. A beautiful sight at night! Stop for a beer at 515 Brewing Company while venturing the Clive Greenbelt Trail. Explore the scenic Water Works Park and Gray's Lake area along the Meredith Trail and Bill Riley Trail. For long-distance cyclists, challenge yourself with a trek from north to south or east to west. Des Moines' trail systems are connected for biking your way from Perry to Altoona or Ankeny to Indianola! Catch Central Iowa's scenic trails for endless vacation adventures.

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Navigate 600 miles of trails with ease, with this interactive and customizable map!

Customize the zoomable and printable map to display:

  • Regional Trails
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  • Nature & Dirt Trails
  • Bcycle Locations
  • Restaurants & Attractions along the trails
  • Parks & Open Space


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