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Level: Easiest
Length: 46 mi (74 km)
Surface: Greenway
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +225/ -194 ft
Total: 24 riders

Mountain Biking High Trestle Trail

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#22 of 97 mountain bike trails in Iowa
#3,025 in the world

This is a converted "Rails to Trails" project. An easy, flat meandering ride through the corn fields of Iowa. It ends at the High Trestle Trail Bridge that crosses the Des Moines River - an impressive structure to go check out.

First added by zanger on Aug 5, 2013. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
In the town of Ankeny, Iowa, just north of downtown Des Moines. Head north on I-35. Exit at First Street in Ankeny, Iowa, and head west. Pass Southwest Maple Street, and then look for the trailhead on your right under the water tower.

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Good (on Sep 29, 2019)
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