Trestle to Trestle Trail

Saylorville Lake Project, Iowa

Elevation Gain238ft
Trailhead Elevation803ft
Elevation Min/Max795/811ft
Elevation Start/End803/803ft

Trestle to Trestle Trail

Trestle to Trestle Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Iowa. It is within Saylorville Lake Project. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 803 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 238 feet. Trestle to Trestle Trail Parking and another parking can be seen along the trail. There are also waters along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Inter-Urban Trail and Sycamore Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Des Moines (Falcon Guides)
Michael Ream
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"With lots of neat little pools swarming with flora and fauna alongside the trail as it passes through boggy lowlands along the Des Moines River, this hike is a great opportunity to explore the natural world near the heart of the city. Moving southeast, this hike on a rails-to-trails conversion passes through largely undisturbed areas before abruptly coming to a busy stretch of road on the north side of Des Moines. The paved path also winds north toward Johnston, connecting to that suburb’s trail system." Read more

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Trail Information

Saylorville Lake Project
Nearby City
Saylorville Lake Project
Skill Level
USGS Des Moines NW; trail map available from contact listed below
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Dec 2018