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Reply To: High Trestle Trail Bridge

Shaela Holtman, July 7, 2018 at 11:06 am

I don’t suggest traveling down Hwy 17 from Luther – it’s a very busy highway – I grew up in Madrid. I would suggest going south from Ledges State Park on a county road to Woodward, jump on the High Trestle Trail in Woodward and head East on the trail to Madrid (check out the Flat Tire Lounge there), and continue on it to Slater (check out NightHawk on the route), then take R38 north into Ames (there’s a bike lane on this road and used a lot by locals to train and hook up with High Trestle Trail). You’ll meet up with the route just south of Ames. Look online for Iowa Bikes Trails for some routes you could take from Ledges to Woodward. The High Trestle Trail is definitely worth the trip – beautiful. If you ever come back through the area, visit it at night when it’s all lit up – worth the trip. Check out their website for some photos. Enjoy your ride!

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