Browns Woods Interior Trails
ElevationAscent: 345' 105 m
Descent: -365' -111 m
High: 997' 304 m
Low: 889' 271 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
Current trail conditions
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“A loop hike featuring the Gateway Trail, Preparation Loop, and Wilderness Loop.”— Talia Chaffee
Family Friendly The trail is easy enough for kids of all ages to hike.
The park features a series of loops, and this route takes you around three of the most mild ones. You'll start on the appropriately named Gateway Trail, and then will continue on to the Preparation Loop. By this time you should be feeling "prepped" to take on the Wilderness Loop. Once you've finished up the Wilderness Loop, you'll make your way back to the parking area. Keep an eye out or use the Hiking Project mobile app, because trails are not well marked.
Land Manager: City of Des Moines: Park and Recreation