Trail Status

A south-side playground around the hills of Ewing Park



Ewing Trails wind through the thick forest of Ewing Park.

One section winds along the creek that parallels the Soapbox Derby track.

Several other trails circumnavigate up the hillside on the south side of the park.  They converge at the top, so you can choose any path back down.

Professionally designed and built, they flow well.


Ewing Park is located on the south side of Des Moines.

Parking is available off McKinley Avenue near the playground. On the east side of the playground there is an entrance to the singletrack (Trail A) that will take you to the main trails on the other side of the Soapbox Derby track.

trail segments

Trail A

Challenge: Easy to Moderate

Trail A connects you from the parking lot to the main trails. It winds along the creek and provides some challenge.

Advanced loop

Challenge: Moderate

The Advanced Loop flows along the Soapbox Derby track through the dense growth along the creek. It provides some challenges

Trail 1, 2, 3, 4, C, B

Challenge: Easy to Moderate

These trails wind their way up the hill and provide some enjoyable flow downhill.