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Type: Urban Trail

Length: 4 miles

Surface: Paved

10 foot wide asphalt trail


Condition

Above Average

Grade - Gentle Grades


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Description

The Trestle to Trestle Trail was constructed in 2007 and serves as a vital link between the Des Moines metro the northern Polk County suburbs.


Location - Where is this Trail?

Connects the Inter Urban Trestle Bridge (south of the Euclid Bridge) to the Trestle Bridge (north of I-80/35) connecting to the Johnston trail system. Trailheads are located at River Place off Euclid Avenue (on the west side of the Des Moines River) and on NW Lower Beaver Drive (just east of NW Beaver Drive). (source)


Trailheads


Sites & Attractions

History of the Trail

The Des Moines & Central Iowa Railroad began operations as the Inter-Urban Railway, incorporated in 1899 and soon after in 1902 connected Des Moines to Colfax, a distance of 23 miles. Four years later in 1906 the railroad built a 35-mile branch connecting Des Moines to Perry. In 1922 the system was reorganized as the Des Moines & Central Iowa Railroad. Passengers services on the system were discontinued in 1949 and the remaining freight business was switched from electric to diesel locomotives, which lasted into the 1950’s. (source)


Future Plans

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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Jun 26, 2015.

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Future of Biking in Johnston

22 Thursday Jul 2021
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Mayor's Annual Bike Ride - Johnston

15 Saturday May 2021
  • Johnston, IA
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  •    923

Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap

1 Wednesday Jul 2020
  • Des Moines, IA
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Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap

24 Wednesday Jun 2020
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Destination
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Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap

17 Wednesday Jun 2020
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Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap

10 Wednesday Jun 2020
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  • Destination
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Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap

3 Wednesday Jun 2020
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Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap

27 Wednesday May 2020
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  • Destination
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Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap

20 Wednesday May 2020
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Destination
  •    1,298

PEDAL FOR THE HOUSE!

17 Saturday Aug 2019
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    2,852

Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap

24 Wednesday Oct 2018
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Destination
  •    9,629

Bicycle Night - Pork Chop Dinner @ Triangle Tap Finale

17 Wednesday Oct 2018
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Destination
  •    12,523

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  • Mon July 7 2014
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Trail Recommendations

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  • Tue August 27 2013
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Polk County’s Water and Land Legacy Bond

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  • Thu October 18 2012
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Trail closed between NW 55th Ave and NW 60th Ave. NW 57th Ave is torn up for Infrastructure project. I took the Merle Hay Road sidewalk as a detour.

#1 - NSTblazer posted Jul 5, 2017


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