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Des Moines River Trail

Des Moines, IA
+1 515-280-1026
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Nice view of the river

It was a nice view of the river but that was about it. I didn't find it was marked overly well and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jacquie P
Biking, Walking, Picnics, Wonderful

We've walked and biked this trail for years. The views of the river are wonderful. There are places... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Nancy F
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 days ago
“Nice view of the river”
20 Jun 2017
“Nice walk in the heart of the city”
Des Moines, IA
+1 515-280-1026
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a nice view of the river but that was about it. I didn't find it was marked overly well and sometimes the signs seemed to be pointing in both directions but then suddenly there were no signs. Basically in the end i just...More

Thank Jacquie P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We've walked and biked this trail for years. The views of the river are wonderful. There are places to just sit and watch the water roll by but the most amazing thing is that we can start from our home in West Des Moines and...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice trail in the heart of the city. It follows the river which is channelized here but still interesting. There are a bunch of interesting old buildings along the river and the trail runs along both sides allowing for several loop options....More

Thank Geof J
Reviewed 5 October 2016

nice walk along the river, good for early morning. Interesting side trails including botanical center and oriental garden.

Thank pswise
Reviewed 27 July 2016

this is a great trail for a run, walk or ride to enjoy the great surrounding. Spent a few hours here last weekend with the family

Thank Sheb34
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This would be an even better place with a white water park, and access to the river, kept pretty clean, and pretty well lit.

Thank Kris P
Reviewed 15 June 2016

On our recent visit to Des Moines this proved to be one of our favourite things to do. As previous comments mention it is very pretty and well maintained, as is all Des Moines. Would love to visit again to see the lower pathway which...More

Thank barney-rabbit
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I like walking this in the spring/summer/fall because it's a touch of green and "fresh" air in the city. the river is pretty and when the water is low enough you can walk along the river down below on the old cement path which is...More

Thank knorda
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Walk by the recently remodeled Botanical Center and The Robert D. Ray Asian Garden, go over the river on the Women of Achievement Bridge, and just wander around downtown. Talk a short stroll or longer walk. Nicely maintained.

Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Wide paved paths, many bridges to cross back and forth if you wish. The trail passes the Robert D Ray Asian garden and can take you to the Des Moines Botanical Garden. Easy access to Court Avenue and the endless supply of restaurants and taverns...More

1  Thank Garry H
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