Clive Greenbelt Trail

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Clive Greenbelt Trail is a 11.3 miles (18.2 km) urban recreational trail in Clive, Iowa and forms part of the Central Iowa Trails network. This very busy recreational trail runs through Polk and Dallas Counties in Iowa. It is a curvy, paved asphalt and concrete trail.[1][2][3]

Route[edit]

The trail begins at 73rd Street and Walnut Creek at the Walmart in Windsor Heights. It meanders along the north bank of Walnut Creek for 5.5 miles (8.9 km) to Country Club Blvd. Between the Lake Country Club dam and 142nd Street, the trail is on the street near the northshore of Lake Country Club for 0.75 miles (1.21 km). For the next 1.7 miles (2.7 km), the trail travels between 1900 142nd Street (at Lakeview Drive) and Lions Park, which is near Eason Elementary School in Waukee. In western Clive, more trails are being developed north of Hickman Road. Additional links and branches bring the total trail mileage to 11.3 miles (18.2 km).[1][2]

Some access points[edit]

Parking is available at[1][2]

  • 73rd Street at the Walmart parking lot
  • 1400 86th Street - west side of 86th street
  • 10490 Maddox Parkway (restrooms): west of 100th Street and south of 7 Flags Fitness & Racquet Club
  • 1750 114th Street: Clive Aquatic Center, Clive City Hall, Clive Library
  • 11900 Hickman Road: truck stop
  • 3904 123rd Street: Campbell Recreation Area
  • 15166 Wildwood Drive: Wildwood Park
  • 1700 156th Street: Lions Park

Other access points include (addresses are approximate, parking is either limited or not available)[1][2]

  • 7750 University Avenue
  • 9250 Swanson Blvd
  • east of 100th Street near Play It Again Sports
  • 10200 Lincoln Avenue
  • Rio Valley Park: 10450 Sunset Terrace or 1750 Rio Valley Drive
  • 10500 Greenbelt Drive
  • 10800 Lincoln Avenue
  • 2000 114th Street
  • 2103 128th Street at Walnut Creek Drive
  • Raccoon River Valley Trail link
  • 13200 Lakeshore Drive
  • 13200 Woodlands Parkway
  • 1634 Country Club Blvd: south of the spillway for the Lake Country Club dam and across from the boat ramp
  • 1900 142nd Street at Lakeview Drive
  • 1910 149th Street at Woodcrest Drive and Lakeview Drive
  • 600 Woodcrest Drive
  • 605 SE Boone Drive at 156th Street: Eason Elementary School, Waukee

Connections to other trails[edit]

  • Waukee

West of Campbell Recreation Area in Clive, a 2.6 miles (4.2 km) link connects this trail to Waukee and the 56 miles (90 km) Raccoon River Valley Trail, which is part of the American Discovery Trail.

Additionally, Lions Park at 1700 156th Street in Clive links westward to the Waukee trails system.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

  • West Des Moines

Southward along the eastside of 128th Street, this trail links to the West Des Moines trail system via the sidewalk along the eastside of 60th Street in West Des Moines.

Additionally, from Campbell Recreation Area, this trail links to the West Des Moines trail system via southward along 123rd Street in Clive and West Lakes Parkway in West Des Moines to the sidewalk along the southside of Westtown Parkway in West Des Moines. This connection between the two trail systems has less traffic and is an easier climb.[9][10]

  • Windsor Heights and Urbandale

At 73rd Street and Walnut Creek, this trail connects to the Windsor Heights trail system and a recreational trail north to the Urbandale trail system.

Northside of Little Walnut Creek in western Clive, westside of 156th Street, along 133rd Street, and westside of 100th Street provide connections to the Urbandale trail system.

Future connections from Clive to the Urbandale trails system will be along Douglas Parkway, 149th Street, 142nd Street, and westside of Little Walnut Creek near 128th Street.[11][12][13][14]

  • Des Moines and Valley Junction in West Des Moines

East of 73rd Street, the Clive Greenbelt Trail is linked to the Des Moines trail system and Valley Junction in West Des Moines via Walmart and Colby Park in Windsor Heights.[9][10][11][12][15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "City of Clive: Parks and Trails". City of Clive website. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Clive Greenbelt Trail". City of Clive: Parks and Recreation website. Archived from the original on August 23, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Central Iowa Trails". Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF). Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Raccoon River Valley Trail Map". Dallas County: Department of Conservation website. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Transportation Map for Bicyclists (2015 ed.)" (PDF). , (see trail #12) Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) website. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Transportation Map for Bicyclists (2009 ed.)" (PDF). , (see trail #10) Iowa DOT website. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 11, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "American Discovery Trail Society - the only coast-to-coast, non-motorized recreational trail for hiking, biking, riding". Discoverytrail.org. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  8. ^ "Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation: Raccoon River Trail". Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation website. October 1999. Archived from the original on May 14, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Parks & Trails Map". City of West Des Moines website. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "West Des Moines Parks System: Parks and Trails Map 2009". City of West Des Moines website. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Map of Windsor Heights Trails" (PDF). City of Windsor Heights. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 1, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Windsor Heights Comprehensive Sidewalk Project Map with existing Bike Trail" (PDF). City of Windsor Heights. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Urbandale Bike Trail System". City of Urbandale. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Urbandale Parks & Recreation Facilities Map" (PDF). City of Urbandale website. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 3, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Des Moines Water Works Park". Des Moines Water Works website. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 

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