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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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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
      Parking google parking directions
      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 14, 2020
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      1,095 ft
      Total Vertical
      197 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      979 ft
      Reports
      33
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      406

      Photos of Banner Lakes Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Banner Lakes Mountain Bike

      Banner Lakes Mountain Bike Trails // Carlisle Iowa

      11:12 | 11 | Aug 25, 2020
      Banner Trails - Coal Miner's Daughter
      4:41 | 364 | Aug 14, 2018 , Des Moines
      Banner Trails - Riverside
      trail: Riverside
      5:57 | 184 | Aug 14, 2018 , Des Moines

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #622193rydog450raddreportExtra Credit and 7 more
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 10:18am
      Oct 14, 2020
      user #2299533Turbo-TurtleriddentrailCorner Pocket
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      user #2380469mattwagner13addreportBreak Line and 1 more
      Aug 29, 2020 @ 8:30pm
      Aug 29, 2020
      user #2278546IowamtbaddvideoBanner Lakes Mountain Bike Trails // Carlisle Iowa
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      Aug 25, 2020
      user #2278546IowamtbaddphotoIowaMTB in Des Moines, Iowa, United States and 4 more
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:32am
      Jul 26, 2020

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