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Bacon Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (28) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A gem for Sioux City with fun twisty singletrack.


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.4

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,316' 401 m

High

1,194' 364 m

Low

572' 174 m

Up

583' 178 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

The park is closed from 11pm to 6am. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Overview

6.5 miles of singletrack that skirts around Bacon Creek pond in one loop. The trail climbs and descends the valleys of the drainage with roughly 700 feet of climbing.

Description

As you enter the park, continue to the first parking area on the left by the Dog park. Go back towards the entrance and the trail is on the left hand side toward the east. Vandals keep stealing the main trailhead sign so look for a post marker. Continue on as the first section is the most technical with a big compression dip that you need to carry your speed on.

After you pass the dog park come go across the open prairie and into more technical singletrack, another short field then you get our on the pavement for a bit. Take a left and follow the pavement for a few seconds, but look for this to change in the future as a new section is planed for the future. Once you climb up through some red rocks continue along for a a half mile or so then out on to the pavement again and go right across the bridge.

Follow pavement for 50 feet to the next section of singletrack on the right. It goes up and continues for several miles with lots of ups and downs as most of the climbing is here in the west side. After a long climb through the prairie, you are out on the pavement again for a few seconds before continuing on the last part again on the right, another twisty climb and then a long grassy decent and back up towards the entrance.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of sioux City

Shared By:

jay chesterman with improvements by Mike Johnson

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 28 votes

#1

in Sioux City

#425

Overall
  4.6 from 28 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in Sioux City

#2

in Iowa

#425

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Photos

Top of the prairie section of the Bacon Creek Trail, looking southeast.
Oct 12, 2015 near Sioux City, IA
going through the pretty flowers on the north end
Oct 29, 2013 near Sioux City, IA
Views from just off the trail.
Apr 6, 2020 near Sioux City, IA

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May 6, 2020
Mike Johnson
Jul 25, 2019
Lou Hibbard
Oct 27, 2017
Randy Rosado
6.4mi
Jun 24, 2017
Barret Vonk121
Awesome day, beautiful weather, trail is mowed along and all clear! Made the full loop for the first time! 6.4mi
Jun 17, 2017
Corbey Foss
6.7mi
Dec 1, 2016
Andy Forsberg
Sep 28, 2016
Marc Rosenholtz
Oct 26, 2015
Chuck Hutchens
There is nothing like riding purpose-buillt singletrack. This trail was designed for mountain biking, and it shows. Fun! 6.8mi — 59h 17m