2,262 ft
51 ft
-49 ft
Avg time

Lakeside West Details

  • Riding Area
    Lehigh Portland Trails
    Iola, Kansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #70986 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

Lakeside West is an out-and-back trail that follows the western shore of the quarry lake. It begins at the end of the wide gravel West Spur Trail and heads south along the shoreline through the trees, dipping into a rocky gully with tight and challenging twists, before crossing two short wooden bridges to emerge onto a short section of more prairie-like terrain. Pause at the high point and note the old rock wall rising 20 feet or so from the lake, then continue through a flowy segment dominated by cedars, before hitting the property line and turning back inland to follow a small stream back north to connect to the inbound trail.

The majority of this trail is very manageable, but the twists, turns, rocks, and roots of the gully crossing will challenge even more experienced riders. It's a nice workout, with some great views of the lake.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lakeside West bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    961 ft
  • Altitude max
    975 ft
  • Altitude start
    965 ft
  • Altitude end
    967 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    760 ft
  • Distance down
    988 ft
  • Distance flat
    448 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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