Des Moines, IA: Zirbel's Trail

Enjoy a quiet escape, plus fine lake and forest views, when you travel along the scenic Winnebago River on this 6.3-mile loop to an old brewery site and rock quarry.
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Enjoy a quiet escape, plus fine lake and forest views, when you travel along the scenic Winnebago River on this 6.3-mile loop to an old brewery site and rock quarry.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.5

Waypoints

ZLT003

Location: 43.1706504821777, -93.1941680908203

Turn R @ bridge; continue N

ZLT002

Location: 43.166748046875, -93.1926498413086

Fishing area; Masonic Grove and Old Randall's Mill ahead

ZLT001

Location: 43.1648559570312, -93.1933822631836

Head E along trail

ZLT005

Location: 43.1828994750977, -93.1929702758789

Following signs to North trails, turn R; turn R again at a pond of chirping frogs

ZLT006

Location: 43.184154510498, -93.1909408569336

Turn R to old brewery site, then R onto Brewery Loop

ZLT007

Location: 43.1878128051758, -93.1891021728516

Bear R, staying along river

ZLT009

Location: 43.1874694824219, -93.2011871337891

R onto Quarry Lake Trail, circling jagged lakeshore

ZTL010

Location: 43.1862525939941, -93.2014083862305

R onto trali marked by fencing; head S rejoining trail back to parking lot

ZLT011

Location: 43.1839599609375, -93.2007904052734

Turn R onto trail

ZLT012

Location: 43.18408203125, -93.1945571899414

L @ 3-way; follow road E

ZLT008

Location: 43.1908493041992, -93.1954040527344

Continue straight @ next three intersections

ZLT004

Location: 43.177303314209, -93.1954650878906

Bear R; follow Winnebago River