Spring Break Escapes

Bike your way through Central Iowa

iowa spring break

With more than 300 miles of trail to tread through during your Iowa spring break, the Des Moines region offers calm country riding, detours through the downtown and the ever-so-scenic High Trestle Trail. This trail’s appeal stems from its iconic 130-ft.-tall High Trestle Bridge, which is now also a rail-trail art project, complete with diamond-shaped steel ribs lit with LED lights, giving riders the impression of traveling down a mine shaft, a tribute to the area’s coal-mining heritage. The Neal Smith Trail is another favorite ride. This 26-mile trail follows the Des Moines River’s banks through the Ding Darling Greenway conservation area, passing through wildflower meadows, lovely lakeshores and deep woods. Even if you’re not a biking enthusiast, Des Moines BCycle rental locations scattered throughout the area are perfect for beginners who are looking to try out a new springtime hobby while exploring the downtown area from a new perspective.

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