Photo of Sycamore Trails by David K.
Mountain bike enthusiasts and trail runners will find this 6+ mile trail network irresistible. Pedal, hike, run, or snowshoe along the west bank of the Des Moines River while admiring abundant wildlife and vegetation. These trails are 100% volunteer maintained by Central Iowa Trail Association (CITA).
Ride Open and Dry Trails: Respect trail closures —if there are no signs or they have not been changed after a rain shower please adhere to the “Ride Dirt not Mud” rule. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage, riding muddy trails contributes to unnecessary erosion and unpleasant ruts.
- North access is at NW Lower Beaver Dr. (just east of NW Beaver Dr.) in Des Moines
- South access is at the River Place office complex parking lot on Euclid Avenue in Des Moines.
Things to Do:
- Mountain Biking
- Dogs must be kept on a six-foot leash; please remember to pick up after your pets.
- NO motorized vehicles
- NO Horses
Motorized vehicles are prohibited on ALL trails within PCC lands. The only exceptions are for maintenance, law enforcement, and emergency vehicles.
6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.