Top Adventures in Des Moines

  • Hike Kruidenier Trail Around Gray's Lake

    Kruidenier Trail around Gray's Lake is a 2.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    2.1 miles 49 ft gain

  • Hike Bill Riley Trail

    Bill Riley Trail is a 5.9 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    3.2 miles 62 ft gain

  • Hike Ashworth Park To Greenwood Park Singletrack

    Ashworth Park to Greenwood Park Singletrack is a 2.7 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    2.7 miles 206 ft gain

  • Hike Walnut Creek Trail

    Walnut Creek Trail is a 9.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    9.3 miles 173 ft gain

  • Hike Neal Smith Trail

    Neal Smith Trail is a 7.5 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    7.5 miles 164 ft gain

  • Hike Great Western Trail

    Great Western Trail is a 17 mile point-to-point hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Cumming, Iowa.

    16.9 miles 380 ft gain

  • Hike Trestle To Trestle Trail

    Trestle to Trestle Trail is a 10.5 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Urbandale, Iowa.

    10.5 miles 160 ft gain

  • Hike Wymore Trail

    Wymore Trail is a 1.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    1.2 miles 62 ft gain

  • Hike J11 Mountain Bike Trail

    J11 Mountain Bike Trail is a 0.7 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    0.7 miles 3 ft gain

  • Hike Squirrel's Nest Mountain Bike Trail

    Squirrel's Nest Mountain Bike Trail is a 2.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    2.7 miles 26 ft gain

  • Hike Fort Des Moines Park Nature Trail

    Fort Des Moines Park Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Des Moines, Iowa.

    1.7 miles 85 ft gain

  • Hike Brown's Woods Trail

    Brown's Woods Trail is a 3.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near West Des Moines, Iowa.

    3.2 miles 213 ft gain

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      Bob Shetler Picnic Area

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      Bob Shetler Recreation Area

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    • Polk City, Iowa

      Cherry Glen Campground

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    • Polk City, Iowa

      Cherry Glen Picnic

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    • Polk City, Iowa

      Oak Grove Picnic Area

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