Best Hiking Trails in Des Moines

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Des Moines, Iowa. All of our hiking trails face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


2101 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50315

Sailing, Swimming, Grills, Walking, Picnicking, Canoeing, Playground, Boat Ramps, Birdwatching, Activities, Park Resource Center, Marinas, Fishing, Biking, Beach, Water Play Areas, Boardwalks, Picnic Tables & Boat Launch

With its many opportunities for walking, biking and other activities. The centerpiece of the park’s renewal plan is the 1.9-mile trail encircling the lake. This trail is lit and provides a beautiful, clean and safe outdoor experience. The 167-acre Gray's Lake Park is located in the heart of the City of Des Moines, at the site of a former gravel and sand excavation operation. Water for the park's 100-acre namesake lake is supplied by the adjacent Raccoon River back-up waters and stormwater

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Mon - Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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2830 Easter Lake Drive, Des Moines, IA 50320

Since 1967

Boating, Canoeing, Swimming, Picnicking, Fishing, Playgrounds, Walking, Historic Bridge, Geocaching, Multipurpose Recreation T, Shelters, Ball Fields & Volleyball Courts

Its 178-acre lake. Five picnic shelters and three children's playgrounds overlook the lake. A boat ramp provides access for anglers trying to catch the walleye, bass, and catfish stocked by the Conservation Board into the lake every year. Provides another wonderful way to enjoy the lake


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465 Brown's Woods Drive, West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50265

Since 1972

Geocaching, Walking, Outdoor Activities, Mountain Biking, Plants, Wild Flowers, Forest Lake, Nature Trips, Trapping Animals, Road Biking, Running, Cutting Wood, Hunting & Park

Offers more than 2 miles of trails to explore. This 484-acre forest in West Des Moines features a canopy of oak and hickory trees stretching from Brown's Woods Drive to the Raccoon River. The rolling hills and small streams of Brown's Woods are a joy to explore at any season


Mon - Sun 6:30 am - 10:30 pm

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