Walnut Creek Trail

Des Moines, Iowa 50318

Elevation Gain158ft
Trailhead Elevation807ft
Elevation Min/Max799/818ft
Elevation Start/End807/808ft

Walnut Creek Trail

Walnut Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Des Moines, Iowa. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 807 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 158 feet. Along the trail there are parkings. Near the end of the trail is an attraction. This trail connects with the following: J11 Mountain Bike Trail and Bill Riley Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Des Moines (Falcon Guides)
Michael Ream
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"A lowland trail that eventually hooks onto both the Great Western and Clive Greenbelt Trails, this hike takes you through the woods and past a languid stretch of Walnut Creek, dotted with small islands where deer and other wildlife occasionally swim and rest. Like other trails in and around Des Moines, this one is popular with cyclists and can get slightly crowded on weekends and in the early evenings. Note: The trail is not well marked, so pay careful attention to the hike directions." Read more

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Trail Information

Des Moines
Nearby City
Skill Level
Ashworth Park
Local Contacts
USGS Des Moines SW; trail map available from contacts listed below
Local Maps