Walnut Creek Trail

West Des Moines, Iowa

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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.

Walnut Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Des Moines
Distance: 9.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Ashworth Park
Local Maps: USGS Des Moines SW; trail map available from contacts listed below
Driving Directions: Directions to Walnut Creek Trail

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May 2018