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The Best Hiking in West Des Moines

Looking for the best hiking in West Des Moines? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around West Des Moines. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near West Des Moines

  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Squirrel's Nest Mountain Bike Trail

    2.7 mi / 26 ft gain
    Squirrel's Nest Mountain Bike Trail is a 2.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike J11 Mountain Bike Trail

    0.7 mi / 3 ft gain
    J11 Mountain Bike Trail is a 0.7 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Walnut Creek Trail

    9.3 mi / 173 ft gain
    Walnut Creek Trail is a 9.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Ashworth Park To Greenwood Park Singletrack

    2.7 mi / 206 ft gain
    Ashworth Park to Greenwood Park Singletrack is a 2.7 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • West Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Jordan Creek Trail

    4.0
    14.5 mi / 275 ft gain
    Jordan Creek Trail is a 14.5 mile out and back hike that takes you past wildlife located near West Des Moines, Iowa. Part of this trail is also suburban and it connects neighborhoods with shopping and retail, schools, and recreational amenities. Once you get to the suburban part of the trail ther...
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  • West Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Levee Trail

    6.3 mi / 65 ft gain
    Levee Trail is a 6.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near West Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • West Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail

    3.3 mi / 26 ft gain
    Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near West Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • Clive, Iowa

    Hike Clive Greenbelt Trail

    7.3 mi / 68 ft gain
    Clive Greenbelt Trail is a 7.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Clive, Iowa.
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  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Great Western Trail

    16.9 mi / 380 ft gain
    Great Western Trail is a 17 mile point-to-point hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Cumming, Iowa.
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  • West Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Brown's Woods Trail

    3.2 mi / 213 ft gain
    Brown's Woods Trail is a 3.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near West Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Bill Riley Trail

    3.2 mi / 62 ft gain
    Bill Riley Trail is a 5.9 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • West Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Walnut Woods Racoon River Trail

    3 mi / 26 ft gain
    Walnut Woods Racoon River Trail is a 3 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near West Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Kruidenier Trail Around Gray's Lake

    4.0
    2.1 mi / 49 ft gain
    Kruidenier Trail around Gray's Lake is a 2.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Des Moines, Iowa. This trail is the perfect way to explore the landscape and land surrounding Gray's Lake, as it cuts through areas where you can see the lake. The trial is a loop that begins in the...
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  • West Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Quail Cove Park Trail

    0.6 mi / 42 ft gain
    Quail Cove Park Trail is a 0.6 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near West Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Trestle To Trestle Trail

    10.5 mi / 160 ft gain
    Trestle to Trestle Trail is a 10.5 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Urbandale, Iowa.
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  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Hike Fort Des Moines Park Nature Trail

    1.7 mi / 85 ft gain
    Fort Des Moines Park Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Des Moines, Iowa.
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