For those staying in/near West Des Moines, this trail is a wonderful run/walk/bike/skate path popular with the locals. The easiest trailhead/parking lot to find is at 1400 NW 86th Street--if you're driving East on University, turn Left on 86th Street and the access road to the parking lot will be 100 feet on your Left. See our photos for more details.
The trail meanders along Walnut Creek and is mostly wooded. For those looking to extend thier fun, the trail will hook up with the Raccoon River Trail.
Note: A playground is also at the parking lot if you have kids in tow.