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Outdoor Recreation and Trails

Whether it’s a morning on the lake or an evening spent riding through Greater Des Moines’ (DSM) 800 miles of connected recreational trails, the region has many outdoor options. Whatever you choose, the wide world of outdoor recreation is ready and waiting for you to jump in and explore.

Bike enthusiasts can use the Iowa Bikes Interactive Map to find the perfect areas for cycling. The map showcases the following:

  • Trailheads
  • Paved and unpaved trails
  • Bicycle lanes
  • Water fountains
  • Parking
  • Bike rentals
  • Bike shops
  • Restrooms

City and State Parks and Recreation Departments

Find out what's happening in Des Moines with the Catch Des Moines Active events calendar!