The mellow grades and paved paths make it easy for youngsters to navigate, and the multiple access points make a customized length possible.
This is a paved trail that starts on NW 62nd St. in Johnston, and ends at the trestle bridge just south of Euclid in Des Moines. It has a small hill near Johnston but is otherwise very flat. Additionally, this trail is very scenic as it runs along the Des Moines River. Though the full trail makes for longer out and back outings, there are plenty of places to start in on a hike.