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Grandview Park

Intermediate
 3.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun, flowing ride through the forest in one of Des Moines' oldest parks.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

80%

Singletrack

984' 300 m

High

870' 265 m

Low

154' 47 m

Up

163' 50 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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.

Avoid when wet. Check and update status.centraliowatrails.com for trail status.

Overview

Head out on this dirt singletrack trail that winds through the park, utilizing its terrain offering some short climbs and some sections that flow nicely. The singletrack isn't a full loop and you must connect via the paved road.

Need to Know

Several sections in the open grass area aren't burnt in yet. Follow the mixed dirt/grass sections to the openings back into the forest, or stop at the kiosk signs located at the road crossings and you'll get your bearings.

Description

The trail circumnavigates the terrain of the park very nicely. It winds around the outside of the disc golf course. There are a couple of spots to be courteous and pay attention to the disc golf players and where the trail isn't cut in and there is mixed grass/dirt. There are kiosk signs at the road crossings which can give you bearings and get you back on your track. Once you ride the loop once, however, you'll have it down.

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.

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  3.0 from 3 votes

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Gives an idea of the track and terrain.
Sep 4, 2016 near Pleasan…, IA
Winding through the forest.
Sep 4, 2016 near Pleasan…, IA
Singletrack along the ridge's contours, through the forest of Grandview Park.
Sep 4, 2016 near Des Moines, IA

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Jul 15, 2018
Tyler Craig
Ted ran with lish 2mi
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Fonseca
7.4mi