Hike the Lost Lake Trail

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Distance

1.4 miles

Elevation Gain

88 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Cody Leitner

Some of the most breathtaking views in Iowa.

Ledges State Park is located close to Des Moines and Ames, home of Iowa State University. Upon entrance to the park, campsites and picnic areas are easily accessible. The defining feature of the park are the sandstone features, or ledges, that overlook the beautiful Des Moines river. The Lost Lake Trail provides an easy loop hike for the whole family with great views.

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Dog Friendly
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River
Scenic
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