The High Trestle Trail

This 25-mile trail is the newest addition to the 670-mile Central Iowa Trail System. This extensive trail network with its new world-class bridge is helping make Iowa a World Capital of Trails!

Awards and Recognition
The High Trestle Trail was awarded a 2011 Mid American Trails and Greenways (MATAG) Project Award in October.

As part of the fifth annual MATAG Conference in Fort Wayne, Ind., nine states – Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky – selected a person and a project with outstanding impact on local trail efforts.

“[The conference is] a great place to network with other trails and greenway professionals…I have been able to utilize the relationships that I have made there to pull new ideas to Iowa,” said Andrea Chase, INHF’s Trails Coordinator.

Trail partners/owners
The trail is owned and managed by each of the jurisdictions it passes through. These include five cities (Woodward, Madrid, Slater, Sheldahl, and Ankeny) and four counties (Polk, Story, Boone and Dallas). To get the latest information on trail conditions or report trail problems, contact the trail manager for that jurisdiction. Get their contact info here.






The High Trestle Trail

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Projects like the High Trestle Trail are made possible, in large part, by individual donors. Help keep the trail beautiful by making a donation online or by mail.

Trail partners are grateful to more than 800 donors and to the major public grants that have brought this $14.7 million project to life. Congratulations and thanks to the five trail communities, four trail counties and INHF, who have worked consistently on this project for nearly eight years.

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