Bill Riley Trail

Iowa

Bill Riley Trail Facts

States: Iowa
Counties: Polk
Length: 2.7 miles
Trail end points: Walnut Creek Trail (near Foster Dr. in Linden Heights) and Meredith Trail (SW 30th Street and Bell Ave.)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9361846
Trail activities: Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Bill Riley Trail Description

The Bill Riley Trail delivers a short but immersive trail experience in a tranquil natural setting. The trail begins at the southern end of the Walnut Creek Trail, and follows the creek into Ashworth Park, a wooded retreat in the city. Cyclists, walkers and users of all types will enjoy the sun-dappled pathway. A rustic trestle bridge carries trail users across Raccoon River, before it connects to the Meredith Trail.

The trail was named for a member of the Des Moines Park Board who played a significant role to raise funds for the city’s trail system.

Parking and Trail Access

There is a trailhead at the pool near the Ashworth Memorial Pool in Ashworth Park (4500 Grand Avenue). There are picnic facilities and a playground but there are no restrooms there.

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