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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +712/ -556 ft
Total: 100 riders

Mountain Biking The Center Trails

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#8 of 97 mountain bike trails in Iowa
#1,474 in the world

There is a nice trail system behind the Art Center. Trails are singletrack, hilly and somewhat technical. These are official City of Des Moines trails, maintained by Central Iowa Trail Association.

First added by alvin.santoy on Dec 31, 2002. Last updated Apr 26, 2022. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: no
  • Fat bike grooming: no
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Trail starts behind the Des Moines Art Center.

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Rider questions

Q: any jumps or skinnies, drops?
A: Skinny yes. about 30' 2X6 span. Drops maybe if you want to go between trees over roots. I havn't seen it all.