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.
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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."
--Michael Ream, Best Easy Day Hikes: Des Moines (Falcon Guides).
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