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High Trestle Trail

Parking Area off First Ave, Ankeny, IA
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Neat area

We visited the High Trestle Trail Bridge in the Spring. It's a little difficult to figure out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jaime M
Great view

Riding over the Trestle Bridge is a must. Great view and a table in the shade is near the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Miata P
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“river valley” (10 reviews)
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Parking Area off First Ave, Ankeny, IA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the High Trestle Trail Bridge in the Spring. It's a little difficult to figure out where parking is, since we just wanted to walk the bridge. We ended up parking on a gravel road. It is a decent walk, but has plenty of...More

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Riding over the Trestle Bridge is a must. Great view and a table in the shade is near the bridge. There are light for night rides. Tooany walking over the bridge at night. Walkers don't have any lights or a way to see them ..Ride...More

Thank Miata P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trial is exceptionally well maintained and appointed. The trail edges were well mowed, the signage is clear, the rest stops are clean and well kept. The bridge over the Des Moines River is fantastic. Great views and access is not too challenging. We have...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place to visit (walking or biking) through ... anytime of the day! It is also good that they added another parking area and Grant Wood Trail, a tree-shed walk trail - never boring!

Thank isabellebV3139NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can ride or walk the entire 25 mile trail from Ankeny Iowa just north of Des Moines to the town of Woodward, the 6 mile segment from Madrid to Woodward, or just the short 3 miles from either Madrid or Woodward, but you won't...More

Thank Leonard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived by bicycle in the late afternoon and stayed until dark to see the lights at night. It is a beautiful site during the day looking out at the Iowa panorama from the Trestle Bridge. The bridge lit up is a must see.

Thank profeDesMoinesIowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail is well maintained and has the advantage of destinations along the route. Good for beer, not for food! The lighted portion is just crossing the river--not the entire high trestle.

Thank nonamesforme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been aware of the High Trestle Trail with the 130' high bridge across the Des Moines River for quite some time. Now that we've ridden this trail, we want to return with friends. We visited twice. In the evening to see the lit bridge...More

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is one the best bike trails I have ever been on. It's relatively flat with amazing views along the way. Several towns along the route offer places for picnics and restaurants to dine in.

Thank TravelWithSara
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I got any month of the year when in the U.S. It's a ten story architectural beauty above the river valley floor. Lit at night, it's safe and offers fun for the whole family. Whether walking, jogging, bicycling, or nature watching.

Thank RandyKasal
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maq05
3 August 2016|
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Response from GroceryManAndGirls |
You can park west of Madrid. It is .7 mile to the bridge from the parking lot.
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rdna5
29 July 2016|
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Response from Joe R | Reviewed this property |
This is a fairly flat, asphalt and concrete path. While there are a couple of slight inclines, they're minimal and won't tire you out. Be sure to be on the bridge in the late evening to enjoy the lights!! It's a beautiful... More
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Paul W
30 March 2016|
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Response from Ess Cee K | Reviewed this property |
Red Carpet Motel 22980 141st Dr, Bouton, IA-50039 (515) 676-2063 Appears to be the closest to Woodward. We did not stay in a motel.
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