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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

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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Oct 29, 2021.

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

#1 - che posted Jul 3, 2015


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