Clive Greenbelt Trail

Iowa

Clive Greenbelt Trail Facts

States: Iowa
Counties: Dallas, Polk
Length: 7.9 miles
Trail end points: 73rd St./Walnut Creek Trail (Windsor Heights) and Lions Park (Clive)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6032142
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Description

The Clive Greenbelt Trail meanders along the northern bank of Walnut Creek through the Des Moines suburbs of Windsor Heights and Clive. Because of the many twists and turns on the high-traffic trail, cyclists should watch out for runners and pedestrians by reducing their speed and taking it easy on the corners.

The trail follows a wooded corridor, which offers shade in summer and lovely colors in autumn. At its western end, the Clive Greenbelt links up with the Raccoon River Valley Trail at the intersection of US 6 (Hickman Road) and NW 156th Street and also farther east along US 6 just east of Woodlands Parkway.

Parking and Trail Access

The Eastern trailhead is located adjacent to the Walmart parking lot located on 73rd St. in Windsor Heights. There are also access points located off 86th and 104th Streets in Clive.

Clive Greenbelt Trail Reviews

We enjoyed riding the Clive Greenbelt Trail a couple of days ago. Three deer greeted us and followed us for a short time while we were walking our bikes in a dirt detour area where city employees were trimming some trees. Some of the trail needs to be replaced or an overlay due to it being really rough. Numerous connections to city streets, neighborhoods and parks. We used this trail to connect with the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

Even though this is an urban trail it is very scenic because it follows the creek. Lots of trees. Surprising for an urban trail. Links up with Raccoon River trail.

This review is very accurate. While a beautiful trail to ride along the creek, it is very winding and used by runners, bikers, and people walking their dogs. You have to be very careful to avoid others, and if you are a biker that likes to go 20 mph, forget it, there are a lot of bikes traveling 10 mph.

but if you want a very relaxing ride, this would suffice.

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