Hike Iowa’s 512-Mile Bit Of The 6,800-Mile American Discovery Trail That Spans Coast To Coast

The American Discovery Trail is perhaps the longest nonmotorized trail in America (there’s some debate about whether it counts as slightly longer, slightly shorter, or exactly the same length as the Great Western Loop). But either way, at 6,800 miles in length, it’s safe to say this is one long trail. It connects the eastern coast of the United States with the western coast – and it cuts right through Iowa to do it.


To learn more, visit the American Discovery Trail website here. Of course, 512 miles is a lot of hiking or biking to do – so you might want to start smaller.

Address: American Discovery Trail, Des Moines, IA, USA