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Type: Nature Trail

Length: 4 miles

Surface: Paved

New connecting Trail circa 2013


Condition

Above Average

Grade - Rolling Moderate Hills


Amenities


Description

Connects Neal Smith Trail with Gay Lea Wilson Trail and High Trestle Trail via Ankeny.
There is one larger hill coming up NW 26th Street.

The trail passes right by Kyle's Bikes, Kum & Go, Hy-Vee and several other businesses.

There is one spot by the trees near NW Tori Dr that the snow does not melt off very fast due to the shade.

This trail is partially plowed in the Winter. Usually from NW 26th East is plowed by Ankeny.


Location - Where is this Trail?

Connects East Ankeny to Neal Smith Trail along Oralabor Road and NW 26th Street


Trailheads

Only one formal trailhead at the intersection of SW Glenbrooke Blvd & Oralabor Road about 1/2 way. There are several business and spots to part at Ankeny and you can also park by the Dam at Neal Smith Trail and easily catch this trail.


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History of the Trail


Future Plans

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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Apr 30, 2015.

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Past Events

Southern Tier Cross Country Tour Program & Social Hour

17 Tuesday Jan 2023
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Other
  •    361

Kyle's Bikes Holiday Lights Bike Ride—Ankeny

14 Wednesday Dec 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    313

Thursday Medium Paced Rides (No-Drop)

15 Thursday Sep 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,297

Monday No-Drop Leisure Rides

12 Monday Sep 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,543

Thursday Medium Paced Rides (No-Drop)

8 Thursday Sep 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,092

Monday No-Drop Leisure Rides

5 Monday Sep 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,249

Thursday Medium Paced Rides (No-Drop)

1 Thursday Sep 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,226

Monday No-Drop Leisure Rides

29 Monday Aug 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,266

2022 Independence BrewBQ and R.A.S.H. Ride Too!

27 Saturday Aug 2022
  • Independence, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    1,424

Thursday Medium Paced Rides (No-Drop)

25 Thursday Aug 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,270

Monday No-Drop Leisure Rides

22 Monday Aug 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,642

Tenderloin Thursday w/Trailside Tap

18 Thursday Aug 2022
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Other
  •    842

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Lunch at Founder's Irish Pub along the Chichaqua Valley Trail

  • bikeiowa
  • Thu April 30 2015
  •   15,358
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NubNub joins as BIKEIOWA sponsor

  • bikeiowa
  • Sun November 30 2014
  •   15,044
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BIKEIOWA Road Trip 2014 - Day 5

  • bikeiowa
  • Thu July 31 2014
  •   20,664
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BIKEIOWA Road Trip 2014 - Day 1

  • bikeiowa
  • Sun July 27 2014
  •   48,871
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Fat Tire Fun Rides

  • bikeiowa
  • Sun April 20 2014
  •   16,494
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Kyle’s Bikes Pro Bicycle Overhaul Winter Special

  • BikeIowa
  • Thu October 24 2013
  •   9,023
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EXTEND THE HIGH TRESTLE TRAIL THROUGH ANKENY!

  • BikeIowa
  • Sun October 13 2013
  •   39,699
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Polk County’s Water and Land Legacy Bond

  • ss
  • Thu October 18 2012
  •   53,560
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Kyle's Bikes Shop Van Photo Facebook Contest

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  • Thu August 23 2012
  •   10,520
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BIKEIOWA Night at Ankeny Unplugged

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  • Wed June 13 2012
  •   10,449

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Connecting Trails

The Oralabor Gateway Trail IS the connector between the Neal Smith and the Gay Lea Wilson trail...

#3 - bikeiowa posted Apr 30, 2015


It does connect to the Neal Smith. Just north of Sycamore access.

#2 - ebv001 posted Apr 30, 2015


It connect to the Gay Lea Wilson trail not the Neal Smith,..

#1 - MrPeske posted Apr 30, 2015


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