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The Best Dog Friendly Trails in Iowa

Discover the most popular dog friendly trails in the state of Iowa. Below, you will find the information you need to determine which trail is best for you and your dog. We even provide directions from your exact location. Have Fun!

Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail

  • County: Polk, Dallas, Warren Counties
  • Address: 2500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Directions
  • Distance of Trail: 3.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 26 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route Type: Loop

Walnut Woods Racoon River Trail

  • County: Polk, Dallas, Warren Counties
  • Address: 3155 Walnut Woods Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Directions
  • Distance of Trail: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 26 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Route Type: Loop

Kruidenier Trail around Gray’s Lake

  • County: Polk, Warren Counties
  • Address: 2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Directions
  • Distance of Trail: 2.1 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 49 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Route Type: Loop

Van Peenen Park Trail

  • County: Winneshiek County
  • Address: 330 N Mill St, Decorah, IA 52101
  • Directions
  • Distance of Trail: 4.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 682 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Route Type: Loop

Julien Dubuque Monument Foot Trail

  • County: Dubuque County
  • Address: 8750 Mines of Spain Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003
  • Directions
  • Distance of Trail: 0.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 137 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderat
  • Route Type: Out & Back