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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Banner Lakes is host to around 5.5 miles of singletrack. They range from easy to difficult. Most are tight singletrack through woods, or on top of the former strip-mine's tailings. They flow well and fast. Prepare for some short, challenging climbs and being rewarded with fast descents.

      Start at the parking lot nearest the entrance. Ride into the park on the main road. The entrance to Coal Miner's Daughter will be on your left.

      A recommended run starts with Coal Miner's Daughter, New Ed Beach, Missing Link, Corner Pocket, Riverside, and Extra Credit.
      AKA: Summerland State Park
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      Access Info:
      Summerset State Park is located on IA Highway 69 about 10 miles south of Des Moines.

      Highway 69 is easy to pick-up - it is SE 14th St. in Des Moines, or take the Highway 5 bypass around the south side of Des Moines and take the Indianola (70A or 70B depending on direction) exit.

      From Indianola head north on Highway 69.
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      Caution on Jun 12, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,766
      State Ranking
      #3
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,067 ft
      Total Vertical
      76 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      858 ft
      Reports
      2
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      91

      Photos of Banner Lakes Mountain Bike

      trail: Corner Pocket
      11 |
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 4:05pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Corner Pocket, My City
      trail: Corner Pocket
      30 |
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 3:56pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Corner Pocket, My City
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      Videos of Banner Lakes Mountain Bike

      Banner Trails - Coal Miner's Daughter
      4:41 | 29 | Aug 14, 2018 , Des Moines
      Banner Trails - Riverside
      trail: Riverside
      5:57 | 19 | Aug 14, 2018 , Des Moines
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1674543RbsailormanaddridelogOct 28, 2018 ride log
      Dec 5, 2018 @ 4:01am
      Dec 5, 2018
      user #1657063IowaRiderdifficultyvotetrailMissing Link
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 5:55pm
      Nov 1, 2018
      user #1657063IowaRiderdifficultyvotetrailCoal Miner's Daugter and 2 more
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 6:56am
      Nov 1, 2018
      user #1657063IowaRidervotetrailExtra Credit and 3 more
      Oct 31, 2018 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 31, 2018
      user #1657063IowaRiderriddentrailExtra Credit and 3 more
      Oct 31, 2018 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 31, 2018
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