ElevationAscent: 154' 47 m
Descent: -163' -50 m
High: 984' 300 m
Low: 870' 265 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A fun, flowing ride through the forest in one of Des Moines' oldest parks.”— Air Va
Family Friendly This is a short loop. The singletrack is wide enough to navigate for beginner riders. It offers sections that offer some progression as children or new riders learn new skills.
The trail follows the contours of the park's ridges and offers some nice flowing sections and punchy, short climbs. It's definitely not flat but offers some nice change in terrain.
It has a comparable feel to some aspects of Center Trails at Greenwood & Water Works Park as it regards flow and terrain. It was also built by the Central Iowa Trail Association.
It is an enjoyable ride. The Pavement Connector between start/finish may seem like a negative, but it offers a nice chance to recover. This easily enables you to get more miles by looping it multiple times, which flows fairly well.