Neal Smith Trail
This 26 mile paved trail has breathtaking views overlooking Saylorville Lake and many other scenic sights in the Des Moines metro.
It's great for running, walking, and cycling for the whole family!
More Info: http://www.traillink.com/trail/neal-smith-trail.aspx
Raccoon River Valley Trail
This beautiful trail is the longest trail system in the Des Moines metro, extending for over 88 miles. The starting point of this trail is in Waukee, Iowa.
This old, historic train track is a great location to go out for a long run with scenic views and an abundance of nature.
Gay Lea Wilson Trail
This 35 mile long trail stretches all the way from Altoona, Iowa to Saylorville, Iowa!
This trail takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and encompasses you in the beauty of nature.
More Info: http://www.inhf.org/trails/gay-lea-wilson.cfm