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Type: Urban Trail

Length: 5 miles

Surface: Unknown


Condition

Unknown

Grade - Flat


Amenities


Description

The Carl Voss Trail is currently one of the best connector trails in the Des Moines area.  It stretches 4.5 miles southeast from the confluence of the Principal Riverwalk and the Meredith Trail just south of Principal Park in downtown Des Moines and around Easter Lake.


Plans are in place to extend the trail to Carlisle where it will connect with the Summerset Trail that runs to Indianola.  When complete it will provide a critical link in the metro trail network.


Location - Where is this Trail?


Trailheads

Trailheads include:


  • Downtown - you'll find a parking area directly across the Raccoon River from Principal Park
  • Southeast trailhead - James W. Crownie Baseball Park at Hartford Avenue and SE 22nd Street


Sites & Attractions

History of the Trail


Future Plans

Planned Mileage: 10 miles - will eventually extend to Carlisle


Contributors

The following members have contributed to the above Trail content.


This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Oct 29, 2021.

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Past Events

2023 Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride

22 Saturday Apr 2023
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,708

Cycle Style - A Bike Fashion Show to Benefit Break the Cycle

16 Sunday Apr 2023
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Other
  •    375

The Great Iowa Fall Ride

8 Saturday Oct 2022
  • Cumming, IA
  • Other
  •    599

FORE! Our Parks - Bike Ride (and golf) - Friends of Des Moines Parks

17 Friday Jun 2022
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    2,606

Tree Planting on Carl Voss Trail

14 Saturday May 2022
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Other
  •    1,352

2022 Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride

30 Saturday Apr 2022
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    3,149

Carl Voss Trail Dedication

29 Friday Oct 2021
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Destination
  •    2,734

The Great Iowa Fall Ride

10 Sunday Oct 2021
  • Cumming, IA
  • Other
  •    3,372

2021 Mayor's Annual Ride and Run for Trails

18 Saturday Sep 2021
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    2,322

The Older Urban Riders (TOUR) Ride - Easter Lake Ride

1 Wednesday Sep 2021
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    1,123

PEDAL FOR THE HOUSE!

17 Saturday Aug 2019
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    3,557

Bike to X-Out Fragile X

1 Saturday Jun 2019
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    9,706

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  • Mon March 13 2023
  •   963
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The Torres Team with RE/MAX Concepts joins as a new BIKEIOWA Sponsor

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  • Wed November 9 2022
  •   884
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Carl Voss Trail Dedication

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  • Fri October 29 2021
  •   2,862
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Small Business Saturday 2020 - SHOP LOCAL

  • bikeiowa
  • Fri November 27 2020
  •   5,174
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FRIDAY FIVES - EP.16 - Sept 4th 2020

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  • Thu September 17 2020
  •   2,204
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Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza joins as a BIKEIOWA Sponsor

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  • Fri April 8 2016
  •   22,983
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  • Sun July 12 2015
  •   472,767
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Is Des Moines ready for a Bicycle-Friendly designation upgrade?

  • bikeiowa
  • Tue March 31 2015
  •   17,794

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trail is open. Surface is free of water and mud.

#1 - che posted Jul 3, 2015


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