High Trestle Trail

High Trestle Trail, Iowa

Elevation Gain1,025ft
Trailhead Elevation1,062ft
Elevation Min/Max936/1063ft
Elevation Start/End1062/1062ft

High Trestle Trail

High Trestle Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Dallas County, Story County, Boone County, and Polk County, Iowa. It is within High Trestle Trail. It is 24.9 miles long and begins at 1,062 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 49.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,025 feet. Near the trailhead there is a museum. Along the trail there are trees, a bicycle parking, drinking water, benches, and woods. This trail connects with the following: Heart of Iowa Nature Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Des Moines (Falcon Guides)
Michael Ream
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"Formerly known as the Ankeny-to-Woodward Trail, this path stretches 25 miles from the rapidly growing northern suburbs of Des Moines out into the countryside. While one leg of the trail heads west to a newly built bridge over the Des Moines River, scheduled to open in 2011, this hike follows another leg of the trail south from the town of Slater through a bucolic landscape of Iowa cornfields and smalltown grain elevators." Read more

High Trestle Trail Reviews

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This is the perfect trail for bikers as well as hikers who like a flat, easy surface to walk on. The views of the river valley and the High Trestle Bridge are really amazing. If you can go at night when the bridge is lit up. Only downside is bring some bug spray as there can be a lot of gnats!

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Trail Information

High Trestle Trail
Nearby City
High Trestle Trail
Additional Use
Earl Grimm Park
Local Contacts
USGS Slater; USGS Polk City. Trail map available from contact listed below.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018