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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 Jun 23, 2022
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Total Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      1,068 ft
      Total Vertical
      197 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      979 ft
      Reports
      92
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      974

      Photos of Banner Lakes Mountain Bike

      trail: Riverside
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      Jan 18, 2023 @ 12:10pm
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      trail: Rambo
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      trail: New Ed Beach
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      Jan 18, 2023 @ 12:06pm
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      trail: New Ed Beach
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      Jan 18, 2023 @ 12:06pm
      Jan 18, 2023

      Videos of Banner Lakes Mountain Bike

      New Ed Trail | Banner Lakes Mountain Biking |...
      4:29 | 90 | Jul 18, 2021 , Des Moines
      Banner Lakes Mountain Biking | All the Features!

      17:55 | 151 | Nov 3, 2020
      Banner Trails - Coal Miner's Daughter
      4:41 | 618 | Aug 14, 2018 , Des Moines
      Banner Trails - Riverside
      trail: Riverside
      5:57 | 318 | Aug 14, 2018 , Des Moines

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2549368shoveloutwishlisttrailCoal Miner's Daughter
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 4:53pm
      22 hours
      user #2549368shoveloutriddentrailCoal Miner's Daughter
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 4:53pm
      22 hours
      user #2126805SINGLE-LupdaterouteBanner Full Lap - All Loops
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 8:36am
      Jan 25, 2023
      user #2126805SINGLE-Laddphoto in My City and 10 more
      Jan 18, 2023 @ 11:53am
      Jan 18, 2023
      user #2126805SINGLE-LriddentrailStiletto
      Jan 18, 2023 @ 11:52am
      Jan 18, 2023

      Nearby Areas

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      Ewing Park 7 4 26.7 km
      Easter Lake Park6.9 km
      Center Trails 11 911.4 km
      Southwoods13.3 km
      Sycamore South 414.4 km

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      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2439 miles1,066 ft12 miles197 ft
      #2,129#1,12835921407
      Hike2439 miles1,066 ft12 miles197 ft
      #1,655#992922
      Trail Running2439 miles1,066 ft12 miles197 ft
      #1,656#990921
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