Strasser Woods State Preserve is a 40 acre chunk of heavily wooded land with dirt paths, making it a nice place to take a hike if you’re over by the Iowa State Fairgrounds. There is no published trail map; the trail we explored to the right had relatively steep wooden steps for quite a while.
Name: Strasser Woods State Preserve
Address: 1552 E 36th St, Des Moines, IA 50317
Type: Places to take a hike
Shade: Yes, very shady trails
Trails: Yes, dirt/rock and wooden steps
Other notes: Connects to the paved Gay Lea Wilson trail. Strollers would definitely not work here, nor would wheelchair or other mobility challenges.
Official Website: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Preserves
DSMOF Blog posts:
-May 2017 visit
Other things nearby of note:
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