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Type: Urban Trail

Length: 2 miles

Surface: Paved

Cement


Condition

Average

Grade - Flat


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Description

Trail runs the perimeter of Gray's Lake and goes over the lighted pedestrian bridge.  The trail experiences heavy pedestrian traffic (some with leashed pets) so slow biking is encouraged.


Location - Where is this Trail?

In Gray's Lake park, south of downtown Des Moines.


Trailheads

Parking for Gray's Lake, off of Fleur Drive.


Sites & Attractions

  • Gray's Lake
  • Kayak/canoe rental (May - Labor Day)

History of the Trail

On April 28, 1970 Gray’s Lake was dedicated as a city park. In 1998, David and Elizabeth Kruidenier came forward with a vision and pledge of $1.5 million dollars for a trail to be made around the lake.  Thus the trail is called the Kruidenier trail.


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This trail was last edited by War on Jul 8, 2021.

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