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Great day-trail

Wonderful bike trail, makes for a fabulous, relatively easy (translate:flat) ride. Wide open, goes... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Larry V
Ankeny, Iowa
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It’s breaking

On my trip across Iowa this was part of my ride and it was worth it. After coming off the raccoon... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
John M
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful bike trail, makes for a fabulous, relatively easy (translate:flat) ride. Wide open, goes thru fields, small towns, open countryside. Great for the whole family as well as the monster bike-riders. In the summer, I will go jump on it at 5 am and knock...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry V
Reviewed October 17, 2018

For cyclists this is a very nice paved trail. The highlight of the trail is the High Trestle Bridge located just east of Woodward, Iowa. People should plan to walk or ride so they arrive at the bridge at about sunset. This provides the best...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeffKansas
Reviewed October 16, 2018

On my trip across Iowa this was part of my ride and it was worth it. After coming off the raccoon trail in perry.I stopped at the bike shop in Perry And lee coons gave me a most detailed map to get the trestle trail.what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We had the best time . The view is breath taking. The bridge was amazing. A place for the whole family as well as romantic. Well go again!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn H
Reviewed September 13, 2018

On a beautiful day there is nothing better than either biking or taking a stroll on the High Trestle Trail. You will see the birds soaring in the thermals and the river carving its way below.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol O
Reviewed September 11, 2018

This was our first visit to the High Trestle Bridge and Trail and I can't wait to return. We drove over two hours to walk the bridge and it was worth it. I will offer some tips for first time visitors: -If you plan to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We've done the trail several times. Some short rides and longer rides all the way from Ankeny. The lights on the bridge at night are very cool. We live this ride/walk.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 990bridgetr
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This is an absolutely wonderful bridge and worth the hike. Make sure you look up parking ahead of time to make sure you are in the closest lot. Depending on the direction you drive in from, it may not be the most clear where to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gutterbabies
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Definitely worth the bike trip to the High Trestle Trail Bridge. Lovely area/scenery. I have a friend who makes this trip quite often and really loves the accessible trail head in Ankeny.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Evelyn A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My friend and I rode a pedi-cab during Friends and Neighbors Day. We used to walk down and across the bridge with another friend who is now in a nursing home. All the times were awesome experiences.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Diane V
July 7, 2018|
Response from savannah2117 |
Yes, there is Trailside Rentals in Madrid that is just a couple of blocks from the trail and close to the bridge. We also stayed in their guesthouse and is was wonderful.. It was just remodeled and updated in 2018 and has a... More
Amber R
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Chad W | Reviewed this property |
At Dark with a photocell.
August 2, 2016|
Response from GroceryManAndGirls |
You can park west of Madrid. It is .7 mile to the bridge from the parking lot.