Trestle to Trestle Trail – Des Moines, Iowa

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Trestle to Trestle Trail runs along an old railroad route, connecting other main trails in the area. It’s paved and runs along wooded and open landscapes, also bumping into the Des Moines River in the eastward direction, where you may spot bald eagles. This is also a spot on the Polk County Conservation Geocache Challenge.

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Name: Trestle to Trestle Trail
Address: Trailheads at: Euclid Ave & Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy Des Moines, IA 50310 & Douglas ave and Lower Beaver rd des moines, ia 50310 To find the Beaver trailhead, google map ‘Bob Lenc Landscaping’ and it is to the left (see below).
Type: Places to take a walk
Bathrooms: No
Shade: No
Playground: No
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, along a river
Other notes: This 10′ wide asphalt trail connects the Inter Urban Trestle Bridge (south of the Euclid Bridge) to the Trestle Bridge (north of I-80/35) connecting to the Johnston trail system. Trail map:
Official Website:
DSMOF Blog posts:
Other things nearby of note:
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!


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