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Type: Urban Trail

Length: 5 miles

Surface: Unknown


Condition

Unknown

Grade - Flat


Amenities


Description

The Carl Voss Trail is currently one of the best connector trails in the Des Moines area.  It stretches 4.5 miles southeast from the confluence of the Principal Riverwalk and the Meredith Trail just south of Principal Park in downtown Des Moines and around Easter Lake.


Plans are in place to extend the trail to Carlisle where it will connect with the Summerset Trail that runs to Indianola.  When complete it will provide a critical link in the metro trail network.


Location - Where is this Trail?


Trailheads

Trailheads include:


  • Downtown - you'll find a parking area directly across the Raccoon River from Principal Park
  • Southeast trailhead - James W. Crownie Baseball Park at Hartford Avenue and SE 22nd Street


Sites & Attractions

History of the Trail


Future Plans

Planned Mileage: 10 miles - will eventually extend to Carlisle


Contributors

The following members have contributed to the above Trail content.


This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Oct 29.

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Past Events

FORE! Our Parks - Bike Ride (and golf) - Friends of Des Moines Parks

17 Friday Jun 2022
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    1,707

Tree Planting on Carl Voss Trail

14 Saturday May 2022
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Other
  •    854

2022 Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride

30 Saturday Apr 2022
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    2,534

Carl Voss Trail Dedication

29 Friday Oct 2021
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Destination
  •    2,145

The Great Iowa Fall Ride

10 Sunday Oct 2021
  • Cumming, IA
  • Other
  •    2,622

2021 Mayor's Annual Ride and Run for Trails

18 Saturday Sep 2021
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,813

The Older Urban Riders (TOUR) Ride - Easter Lake Ride

1 Wednesday Sep 2021
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    769

PEDAL FOR THE HOUSE!

17 Saturday Aug 2019
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    3,243

Bike to X-Out Fragile X

1 Saturday Jun 2019
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    9,009

MayDay All Bike Swap Meet

4 Saturday May 2019
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Expo/Sales/Swap
  •    7,884

BINGO Night in Des Moines

27 Wednesday Mar 2019
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Destination
  •    1,350

Bike to X-Out Fragile X

2 Saturday Jun 2018
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    27,049

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Carl Voss Trail Dedication

  • bikeiowa
  • Fri October 29 2021
  •   1,989
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Small Business Saturday 2020 - SHOP LOCAL

  • bikeiowa
  • Fri November 27 2020
  •   4,337
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FRIDAY FIVES - EP.16 - Sept 4th 2020

  • bikeiowa
  • Thu September 17 2020
  •   1,752
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Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza joins as a BIKEIOWA Sponsor

  • bikeiowa
  • Fri April 8 2016
  •   22,012
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Des Moines' Bicycle Friendly Community Feedback Report

  • bikeiowa
  • Sun July 12 2015
  •   464,227
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Is Des Moines ready for a Bicycle-Friendly designation upgrade?

  • bikeiowa
  • Tue March 31 2015
  •   17,010
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Our Iowa Bike Expo Video

  • bikeiowa
  • Mon February 2 2015
  •   37,260
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Polk County’s Water and Land Legacy Bond

  • ss
  • Thu October 18 2012
  •   52,912

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trail is open. Surface is free of water and mud.

#1 - che posted Jul 3, 2015


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