High Trestle Trail - 9 miles from Hotel Pattee
9 Miles from the Hotel Pattee to Woodward
High Trestle Trail. This trail runs for 25 miles through five towns (Ankeny Sheldahl, Slater, Madrid and Woodward), and through Polk, Story, Boone and Dallas counties. The trail includes a 1/2- mile, 13-story high bridge across the Des Moines River valley, one of the largest trail bridges in the world.
Due to the popularity of the trail between Madrid and Woodward, the City of Madrid and Boone County require a permit (free) for organized events on the High Trestle Trail pavement, right of way, or trailhead in their jurisdictions. To obtain the appropriate permit(s), please e-mail or call at least two weeks in advance.
Ask the Hotel Pattee Staff about our Shuttle to and from The High Trestle Trail.