The City maintains several miles of linear multi-use recreational trails. Trails are both on and off street. The most recent addition is the Great Western Trail connection.
The Great Western Trail connection opened in 2021. It is a 2-mile, multi-use trail connecting Norwalk to the greater Des Moines regional trail network. Future phases of the trail will continue on the south side of Beardsley Street to 80th Avenue with various phases already funded and planned for construction. The path is 10 feet wide and is available for use by pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles.
About the Great Western Trail:
The Great Western Trail runs from Des Moines to Martensdale, and is jointly managed by the Warren County Conservation Board and the Polk County Conservation Board. The trail opened in 1992, 100 years after its establishment as a rail line from Des Moines to St. Joseph, Missouri. It is named for the Chicago Great Western Company whose train operated on this line from 1892 to 1968. https://www.warrenccb.org/parksandtrails/greatwesterntrail/
The City maintains several miles of linear recreational trails. Trails are both on and off street. The most recent addition to our trail system goes through Warrior Park to the Orchard Hills Elementary School.
How does Norwalk connect to the Metro area?
We are now on the Regional Trails Map!!
Please click here for a copy of the regional map below!
For more information on the City of Norwalk's future development of
trails and greenways please visit the Greenways Master Plan page!