Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 133,602, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,173
    Points
    133,602
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 619

    Walking Trails (Ames)

    Where are the better trails in Ames? What is the best length of time to walk or distance?

    I'm trying to get friends to go and walk through out the week and they always draw a blank look when I ask where they want to go.



  2. #2
    Prospect
    Points: 3,192, Level: 16
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 258
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran1000 Experience Points
    bb4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    43
    Points
    3,192
    Level
    16
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    I personally like the trail around Ada Hayden.
    This link provides more information for trails and parks around the Ames area: Parks & Recreation
    I hope this helps!!!



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 48,573, Level: 68
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,177
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Cy Hard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    2,614
    Points
    48,573
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 186
    Given: 64

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    Halletts Quarry (there it is above me Ada Hayden). Inis Grove Park has a really nice trail that runs along the Skunk River all the way down to Carr Pool.


    Last edited by Cy Hard; 04-13-2010 at 02:42 PM.
    Cyclone
    Iowa State became the Cyclones after they leveled Northwestern in 1895. As the Chicago Tribune (9/29/1895) noted:
    'Struck by a Cyclone
    It Comes from Iowa and Devastates Evanston Town'

  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 649,716, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    24,236
    Points
    649,716
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,824
    Given: 190

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Halletts Quarry (there it is above me Ada Hayden). Ida Grove Park has a really nice trail that runs along the Skunk River all the way down to Carr Pool.
    I assume he means Inis Grove.



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 94,125, Level: 95
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 925
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Frak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Dow City, IA
    Posts
    5,683
    Points
    94,125
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 128
    Given: 49

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    There are some cool trails around Brookside Park. Some really good ones around Ledges.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 48,573, Level: 68
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,177
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Cy Hard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    2,614
    Points
    48,573
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 186
    Given: 64

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    Man am I off today!


    Cyclone
    Iowa State became the Cyclones after they leveled Northwestern in 1895. As the Chicago Tribune (9/29/1895) noted:
    'Struck by a Cyclone
    It Comes from Iowa and Devastates Evanston Town'

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 57,532, Level: 74
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 1,018
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,121
    Points
    57,532
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 35
    Given: 43

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    I agree with Ada Hayden. It's a nice place to walk, run or bike.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 133,602, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,173
    Points
    133,602
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 619

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    Thanks!



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 31,389, Level: 54
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 561
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Psiclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Corvallis, OR
    Posts
    1,602
    Points
    31,389
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 95
    Given: 116

    McFarlane Park, Hands Down

    Having grown up in Ames and having attended ISU, I highly recommend McFarlane Park.

    It's a couple of miles East of Ada Hayden, but is the prettiest park close to Ames with a lake and extensive trails through woods, streams, bridges, etc.


    "Of course the people don't want war ... the people can always be brought to do the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger."
    -- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 48,573, Level: 68
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,177
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Cy Hard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    2,614
    Points
    48,573
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 186
    Given: 64

    Re: McFarlane Park, Hands Down

    Quote Originally Posted by Psiclone View Post
    Having grown up in Ames and having attended ISU, I highly recommend McFarland Park.

    It's a couple of miles East of Ada Hayden, but is the prettiest park close to Ames with a lake and extensive trails through woods, streams, bridges, etc.
    There I know I got that one right.


    Cyclone
    Iowa State became the Cyclones after they leveled Northwestern in 1895. As the Chicago Tribune (9/29/1895) noted:
    'Struck by a Cyclone
    It Comes from Iowa and Devastates Evanston Town'

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 51,035, Level: 69
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 115
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Broodwich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    42.186391, -93.598597
    Posts
    2,044
    Points
    51,035
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    I'm blowing the cover on this and I am sure to regret it, but check out the Skunk River Greenbelt. It's not a contiguous trail, but there are entry points at Soper's Mill, the south-bound I-35 rest stop, Anderson Canoe Access and on E-18 in Story City.

    http://www.storycounty.com/index.asp...,6,1,Documents

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_River_Greenbelt


    Last edited by Broodwich; 04-13-2010 at 03:37 PM.

  12. #12
    Starter
    Points: 13,228, Level: 34
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 122
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    674
    Points
    13,228
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    2nd Soper's Mill. May go there tonight.

    We also walk on the path that is south of the high school (by the new pool) as it is a short walk from our house.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 112,585, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    6,318
    Points
    112,585
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 346
    Given: 142

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    I'm a biker and would love to go on more trails but there are a lot of people with dogs on leashes at Ada Hayden which makes it a little difficult.
    I'm not starting a biking/walking/dog war, just a little FYI for people that might think about biking out there.



  14. #14
    Starter
    Points: 18,045, Level: 40
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 5
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    linkshero's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    919
    Points
    18,045
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I'm a biker and would love to go on more trails but there are a lot of people with dogs on leashes at Ada Hayden which makes it a little difficult.
    I'm not starting a biking/walking/dog war, just a little FYI for people that might think about biking out there.
    Seriously though, why do dogs on leashes make it difficult for biking?

    I own a bike, and a dog, and can't for the life of me figure this one out....


    Lifetime Achievement- In on page 1 of a THujone MS Paint thread.


  15. #15
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 47,973, Level: 67
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 377
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    3,618
    Points
    47,973
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 65
    Given: 3

    Re: Walking Trails (Ames)

    Quote Originally Posted by linkshero View Post
    Seriously though, why do dogs on leashes make it difficult for biking?

    I own a bike, and a dog, and can't for the life of me figure this one out....
    because some people just want to ride and not have to worry about some person that doesn't know how/want to control their dog running out in front of them or anticipating what they are going to do as you approach and ride past them.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • Iowa State @ Oklahoma State
  • October 4, 2014
  • 11:00 AM