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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.
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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