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Type: Nature Trail

Length: 4 miles

Surface: Paved

New connecting Trail circa 2013


Condition

Above Average

Grade - Rolling Moderate Hills


Amenities


Description

Connects Neal Smith Trail with Gay Lea Wilson Trail and High Trestle Trail via Ankeny.
There is one larger hill coming up NW 26th Street.

The trail passes right by Kyle's Bikes, Kum & Go, Hy-Vee and several other businesses.

There is one spot by the trees near NW Tori Dr that the snow does not melt off very fast due to the shade.

This trail is partially plowed in the Winter. Usually from NW 26th East is plowed by Ankeny.


Location - Where is this Trail?

Connects East Ankeny to Neal Smith Trail along Oralabor Road and NW 26th Street


Trailheads

Only one formal trailhead at the intersection of SW Glenbrooke Blvd & Oralabor Road about 1/2 way. There are several business and spots to part at Ankeny and you can also park by the Dam at Neal Smith Trail and easily catch this trail.


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Future Plans

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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Apr 30, 2015.

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Connecting Trails

The Oralabor Gateway Trail IS the connector between the Neal Smith and the Gay Lea Wilson trail...

#3 - bikeiowa posted Apr 30, 2015


It does connect to the Neal Smith. Just north of Sycamore access.

#2 - ebv001 posted Apr 30, 2015


It connect to the Gay Lea Wilson trail not the Neal Smith,..

#1 - MrPeske posted Apr 30, 2015


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