West Des Moines

Top Adventures in West Des Moines

  • 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 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 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 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 Levee Trail

    Levee Trail is a 6.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near West Des Moines, Iowa.

    6.3 miles 65 ft gain

  • Hike Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail

    Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near West Des Moines, Iowa.

    3.3 miles 26 ft gain

  • Hike Jordan Creek Trail

    Jordan Creek Trail is a 14.5 mile out and back hike that takes you past wildlife located near West Des Moines, Iowa. Part of this trail is also suburban and it connects neighborhoods with shopping and retail, schools, and recreational amenities. O...

    14.5 miles 275 ft gain

  • Hike Clive Greenbelt Trail

    Clive Greenbelt Trail is a 7.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Clive, Iowa.

    7.3 miles 68 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 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

  • 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 Walnut Woods Racoon River Trail

    Walnut Woods Racoon River Trail is a 3 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near West Des Moines, Iowa.

    3 miles 26 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Des Moines, Iowa

      Urban Farm Stay

      At Dogpatch Urban Gardens, we never use any form of synthetic chemicals on the plot including artificial pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. We are a family-run farm passionate about health, co...

      From $145/night

    • Johnston, Iowa

      Bob Shetler Recreation Area

      Overview Bob Shetler Recreation Area is located in the tailwater area below the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches more than 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.The lake prov...

    • Johnston, Iowa

      Bob Shetler Picnic Area

      Overview Bob Shetler Picnic Area is a day-use facility located in the tailwater area below Saylorville Dam, and is a popular destination for shoreline fishermen. The 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Pr...

    • Johnston, Iowa

      Walnut Ridge Recreation Area

      Overview Walnut Ridge Recreation Area is a day-use facility located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wi...

    • Polk City, Iowa

      Cherry Glen Picnic

      Overview Cherry Glen Picnic Area is a day-use facility located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide va...

    • Polk City, Iowa

      Cherry Glen Campground

      Overview Cherry Glen Campground is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches more than 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.The lake provides a wide variety of recreat...

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