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Type: Urban Trail

Length: 5 miles

Surface: Paved


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Awesome Shape

Grade - Gentle Grades


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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.


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

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