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It’s breaking

On my trip across Iowa this was part of my ride and it was worth it. After coming off the raccoon... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John M
Awesome view

We had the best time . The view is breath taking. The bridge was amazing. A place for the whole... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynn H
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Parking Area off First Ave, Ankeny, IA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For cyclists this is a very nice paved trail. The highlight of the trail is the High Trestle Bridge located just east of Woodward, Iowa. People should plan to walk or ride so they arrive at the bridge at about sunset. This provides the best...More

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 5 days ago

On my trip across Iowa this was part of my ride and it was worth it. After coming off the raccoon trail in perry.I stopped at the bike shop in Perry And lee coons gave me a most detailed map to get the trestle trail.what...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time . The view is breath taking. The bridge was amazing. A place for the whole family as well as romantic. Well go again!!!

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 13 September 2018

On a beautiful day there is nothing better than either biking or taking a stroll on the High Trestle Trail. You will see the birds soaring in the thermals and the river carving its way below.

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This was our first visit to the High Trestle Bridge and Trail and I can't wait to return. We drove over two hours to walk the bridge and it was worth it. I will offer some tips for first time visitors: -If you plan to...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We've done the trail several times. Some short rides and longer rides all the way from Ankeny. The lights on the bridge at night are very cool. We live this ride/walk.

Thank Bridget R
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is an absolutely wonderful bridge and worth the hike. Make sure you look up parking ahead of time to make sure you are in the closest lot. Depending on the direction you drive in from, it may not be the most clear where to...More

Thank gutterbabies
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Definitely worth the bike trip to the High Trestle Trail Bridge. Lovely area/scenery. I have a friend who makes this trip quite often and really loves the accessible trail head in Ankeny.

Thank Evelyn A
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My friend and I rode a pedi-cab during Friends and Neighbors Day. We used to walk down and across the bridge with another friend who is now in a nursing home. All the times were awesome experiences.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We've ridden a portion of this twice now, only from the western end of it. For a 25 mile round trip ride, go Woodward to Slater and back. That section includes the big bridge which is quite a sight. It's very flat in that area...More

Thank MattIowa
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Diane V
8 July 2018|
Response from savannah2117 |
Yes, there is Trailside Rentals in Madrid that is just a couple of blocks from the trail and close to the bridge. We also stayed in their guesthouse and is was wonderful.. It was just remodeled and updated in 2018 and has a... More
Amber R
27 June 2018|
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Response from Chad W | Reviewed this property |
At Dark with a photocell.
3 August 2016|
Response from GroceryManAndGirls |
You can park west of Madrid. It is .7 mile to the bridge from the parking lot.