Admin

15,316 views

Type: Urban Trail

Length: 5 miles

Surface: Paved


Condition

Awesome Shape

Grade - Gentle Grades


Amenities


Description

Trail users will be delighted with the new five mile Mark C. Ackelson Trail that will loop around Easter Lake and improve the quality of life in southeastern Polk County. This 10 foot wide paved recreation trail will allow walkers, runners, bicyclists, and rollerbladers to access scenic views of Easter Lake and pass through Polk County’s only remaining covered bridge.

The completed trail will be over five miles of off-road paved trail eventually connecting the popular Ewing and Easter Lake parks to downtown Des Moines and Carlisle (see Map B). Park users and neighbors will appreciate greater access to the park, enhanced outdoor recreation opportunities, and safe commuter connections.


Location - Where is this Trail?


Trailheads


Sites & Attractions

History of the Trail


Contributors

The following members have contributed to the above Trail content.


This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Jul 27, 2014.

Upcoming Events

no events found

Past Events

Embrace the Hills 2023

16 Saturday Sep 2023
  • Mondamin, IA
  • Road
  •    5,744

The Great Iowa Fall Ride

8 Saturday Oct 2022
  • Cumming, IA
  • Other
  •    1,529

FORE! Our Parks - Bike Ride (and golf) - Friends of Des Moines Parks

17 Friday Jun 2022
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    3,628

The Great Iowa Fall Ride

10 Sunday Oct 2021
  • Cumming, IA
  • Other
  •    4,483

Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride and Run for Trails

18 Saturday Apr 2015
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    11,447

PlanDSM – Creating Our Tomorrow - Public Meeting 3/10

10 Tuesday Mar 2015
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Safety/Education/Training
  •    9,454

PlanDSM – Creating Our Tomorrow - Public Meeting 3/3

3 Tuesday Mar 2015
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Safety/Education/Training
  •    8,546

PlanDSM – Creating Our Tomorrow - Public Meeting 2/26

26 Thursday Feb 2015
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Safety/Education/Training
  •    9,301

PlanDSM – Creating Our Tomorrow - Public Meeting 2/24

24 Tuesday Feb 2015
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Safety/Education/Training
  •    9,920

Trainer Sale

30 Tuesday Dec 2014 - 8 Thursday Jan 2015
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Expo/Sales/Swap
  •    12,747

Feature Features Image

READY. SET. BIKE IOWA! - a Fun Friday Word Search

  • bikeiowa
  • Fri March 24 2023
  •   1,792
Feature Features Image

RAGBRAI L Pass-through towns announced

  • bikeiowa
  • Mon March 13 2023
  •   2,814
Feature Features Image

The Torres Team with RE/MAX Concepts joins as a new BIKEIOWA Sponsor

  • bikeiowa
  • Wed November 9 2022
  •   1,983
Feature Features Image

Small Business Saturday 2020 - SHOP LOCAL

  • bikeiowa
  • Fri November 27 2020
  •   6,998
Feature Features Image

Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza joins as a BIKEIOWA Sponsor

  • bikeiowa
  • Fri April 8 2016
  •   25,477
Feature Features Image

Des Moines' Bicycle Friendly Community Feedback Report

  • bikeiowa
  • Sun July 12 2015
  •   509,832
Blog Features Image

Is Des Moines ready for a Bicycle-Friendly designation upgrade?

  • bikeiowa
  • Tue March 31 2015
  •   19,951

Edit Trail

Members of the BIKEIOWA Community can update Trail information. We figure that YOU may know more about the Trail than WE do.

Edit

Latest Mark C. Ackelson Trail News

FirstPrevPage 1 of 5NextLast

Browse by City

view cities along this trail

Connecting Trails

Related Sponsors

Support these BIKEIOWA Sponsors!

No comments have posted.

Leave a Comment

You must be signed in to leave a comment.