Tag Archives: Central Iowa

Downtown Des Moines Brewery Tour

The ride will begin at the Embassy Suites west courtyard. B-Cycles are available. We will travel along the Riverwalk Trails past Principal Park. We continue on the trail to Confluence Brewery for a mandatory safety and hydration stop. From there, we continue through Gray’s Lake across the trail bridge over the lake. We continue on […]

Whiterock Conservancy – Coon Rapids


Trail Type:  Singletrack, some doubletrack Surface: Unpaved Distance: 6 miles, up to 30 miles connected in resort [easy-image-collage id=870] The Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre land trust and recreation area located near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The area boasts 30 miles of singletrack and doubletrack trail combined. In addition, the resort has hiking, camping, water […]

Wapsi Great Western Trail

The Wapsi-Great Western Line (WGWL) Trail is an 18.5 mile asphalt hiking and biking trail located in northern Iowa.  The majority of the trail runs on abandoned railroad beds and winds through rural countryside, with less than one mile on shared roadway.  You will traverse through five biospheres:  prairie, wetland, farmland, marsh and woodlands.  You […]

Raccoon River Valley Trail


The Raccoon River Valley Trail is an 89 mile trail with 72-mile interior loop, and a surface of concrete and asphalt. The original trail was from Clive to Jefferson, passing through Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Lindon, Panora, Yale, Herndon, and Cooper. The “North Loop” of the Raccoon River Valley Trail was completed and opened in 2013, […]

Jordan Creek Trail

The Jordan Creek Trail is located in West Des Moines and is named for the creek that runs along large sections of it. It is 15.5 miles in length and consists of asphalt/concrete, crushed limestone. The trail traverses wooded and open areas that are home to a variety of plant and animal species. A new […]