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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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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 10, 2021
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      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      23
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Total Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      1,095 ft
      Total Vertical
      197 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      979 ft
      Reports
      46
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      683

      Photos of Banner Lakes Mountain Bike

      25 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:39am
      Jul 26, 2020
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      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Jul 26, 2020
      20 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:34am
      Jul 26, 2020
      18 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:33am
      Jul 26, 2020
      30 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:31am
      Jul 26, 2020
      30 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:31am
      Jul 26, 2020
      47 |
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 7:36pm
      Jul 7, 2020
      trail: Corner Pocket
      53 |
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 7, 2020
      trail: Corner Pocket
      95 |
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 4:05pm
      Jun 12, 2018

      Videos of Banner Lakes Mountain Bike

      New Ed Trail | Banner Lakes Mountain Biking |...
      4:29 | 19 | Jul 18, 2021 , Des Moines
      Banner Lakes Mountain Biking | All the Features!

      17:55 | 85 | Nov 3, 2020
      Banner Trails - Coal Miner's Daughter
      4:41 | 473 | Aug 14, 2018 , Des Moines
      Banner Trails - Riverside
      trail: Riverside
      5:57 | 257 | Aug 14, 2018 , Des Moines

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1456966calgoldaddreportExtra Credit and 3 more
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 7:11pm
      Oct 10, 2021
      user #2848846AlexbZOPUXriddentrailRiverside
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 12:51pm
      Sep 10, 2021
      user #2797616jeremyb91wishlisttrailBreak Line and 6 more
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 5:26pm
      Aug 22, 2021
      user #2126805SINGLE-LaddtrailProblem Child
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 6:09am
      Jul 28, 2021
      user #2278546IowamtbaddvideoNew Ed Trail | Banner Lakes Mountain Biking | Carlisle Iowa
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Jul 18, 2021

      Nearby Areas

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      Ewing Park 7 4 26.7 km
      Center Trails 18 211.4 km
      Sycamore South 414.4 km
      Sycamore 5 816.8 km
      Elk Rock 2 124.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2239 miles1,096 ft12 miles197 ft
      #1,904#9941046223
      Hike2339 miles1,096 ft12 miles197 ft
      #1,488#886465
      Trail Running2339 miles1,096 ft12 miles197 ft
      #1,495#88646
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