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  • Sun August 04 2013
  • Posted Aug 4, 2013
A new interactive smartphone and computer app featuring Iowa's trails is under development and organizations behind the development hope to launch it later this year.

Once completed, the "Iowa by Trail" app will feature an interactive map that allows users to locate their position, find the closest trail and find points of interest along the way. It also will keep track of distance, weather, news and events and communicate with friends and followers about their experience.

The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is working with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the City of West Des Moines, and other private partners to raise money to produce the app and website. The foundation needs $59,000.

The expected release date for the app is late this year.

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Check this URL for more details (http://www.inhf.org/iowabytrail.cfm), but I think that it is for the entire state. I have also heard that Waterloo/Cedar Falls has their own trail app.

#4 - dbpaul8 posted Jun 6, 2014


Is this app only for Des Moines trails? I am looking for an app that has Cedar Rapids trails.

#3 - monstergirl70 posted Jun 6, 2014


they quickly replied that the first app will be Apple, the 2d will be for Android and they will have a fundraiser then.

#2 - daninboulder posted Aug 19, 2013


I contacted INHF and informed them that I will donate ASAP as SOON as they verify that this will be available for Android as well. Certainly not always the case...

#1 - daninboulder posted Aug 19, 2013


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