High Trestle Trail

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The High Trestle Trail and Bridge are now open.  To ensure safety and enjoyment, the Boone County Conservation Board has established the following list of rules for the High Trestle Trail.  Please take time to read and understand them, and please enjoy this wonderful new attraction.  Thank you

High Trestle Trail Rules

If you are planning on making a trip out to the High Trestle Trail Bridge, a weather station has been placed right at the bridge.  Go to http://www.weatherlink.com/user/boonecounty/  for accurate current weather conditions.

During the summer months of approximately April 1 through October 31, the bridge lights will turn on at dusk and off at midnight.

During the winter months of approximately November 1 through March 31, the bridge lights will turn on at dusk and off at 9:00PM.

Trail maintenance is ongoing within our parks and trails.  Pleas consider donating to the long term maintenance of the High Trestle Trail and Bridge.  A green donation box is located in the trail parking lot off QF Lane.  Look for it under the wooden kiosk by the handicapped parking spaces.  Proceeds will go to the Boone County Conservation Foundation where they can be designated toward trail projects.  For more information please call 515-353-4237.  Thank you for your consideration and dedication to this wonderful multiuse trail.

The High Trestle Trail won two awards at the Iowa Bike Expo held January 23, 2016 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The Best of Iowa Trail 2016 Award and The Best of Iowa Bridge 2016 Award went to the High Trestle Trail.  A big THANK YOU to all who volunteer to help keep the High Trestle Trail an award winning trail.  Also, thank you to those staffing the Madrid Action Committee booth at the Iowa Expo for accepting the awards.

Map of parking area for High Trestle Trail users