Des Moines Area Trails

Distance: 550+ miles
Elevation: Unknown
Route Type: Trail
Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Cities on Route: Des Moines

The Des Moines Area Trails consist of over 550 miles cycling including 170 miles of on-street cycle paths, which include 89.5 miles of bike lanes and shared markings, 23.2 miles of paved shoulders and 58 miles of quiet on-street riding. Off street, there are 224.5 miles of shared-use paths, both paved and unpaved.
Des Moines itself is a thriving city with plenty of outdoor recreation activities available. Home to the Iowa State Fair, the Iowa Cubs and miles of riverfront, Des Moines is a destination for the whole family to enjoy.

See also: http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/trails.aspx