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George Wyth Outer Loop

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9.3 Miles 14.9 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

81' 25 m

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-81' -25 m

Descent

877' 267 m

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841' 256 m

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A nice 10 mile route that cover most of the singletrack in George Wyth State Park.

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Overview

Great flowy singletrack in Cedar Falls, Iowa. This trail is mostly singletrack but there is some doubletrack and the use of paved bike trails to connect some of the trails. Trails go through dense forest, open prairies, and under bypasses. There are also a few wooden bridges that go over fallen logs along the trails.

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All trails can be ridden both ways, so watch out for others.

Description

When entering George Wyth State Park drive to the back of the park and park at the last Picnic Shelter. To the left of the picnic shelter is the main trailhead. The trail starts of on widely mowed singletrack trail, continue on this for a few hundered feet and take a left into the forest. The trail winds through the forest and cuts across a paved trail. After crossing the paved trail you'll want to keep an eye for a singletrack trail cutting off of the trail your on to the left. Once you turn off onto the singletrack you'll get to another paved trail crossing.

Cross the trail and the trail will turn left and go around the campground. Here you'll see a wooden bridge that rides along a fallen tree. Continue on this trail until it pops out onto the paved path. Where you'll need to go left. Ride on the paved trail until it intersects a road. Take a right onto the road and follow it to the campground but take a left into the woods just before you start seeing campsites. This trail will be wider but it is on dirt. Follow this trail until it gets to another parking lot. Bike across the parking lot and follow along the trail.

There are two entrances back into the woods - take the one on the left. It should have a sign that says easier. Follow this trail for awhile and cross paved trail again. Once you pop out on another paved trail you'll see a cement ramp. Bike straight up it and the take a right to across the bridge. On the other side of the river take an immediate right once the fence ends and ride down another cement ramp. Go straight and follow the road until a T-intersection. Here you'll take a right; keep your eye open for another trailhead on the right once you turn at the T-intersection. If you make it to the paved trail you've missed your turn. The trailhead will have a sign that says "Park Boundary". Follow this singletrack trail for a while unitl it pops out onto a gravel road. Ride down the gravel road and pass by two car barriers.

The singletrack will start again on the right. It will follow the river and go along a lake or two. Once riding about 1.5 miles of singletrack you'll pop out on the gravel road again. Go right and then take a left onto the paved road. Once the road reaches the paved bike trail take a right and follow the bike path for about a mile until you reach a bridge to cross back over the river. Cross the river and take a left on the paved trail. Follow the trail for about 500 ft and take a sharp right on to the singletrack. You'll get to a intersection where you'll want to take a left. This way will go under the overpass and follow through a nice flowy section of the trail.

After riding for a while take a right at the second intersection. This trail will take you through a prairie and under the overpass again. When you reach the next T-intersection, you'll want to take a left. Follow the trail which will cross over a road. After you cross over the road, take a right at the intersection and follow the trail. You should cross over a wooden bridge. Take a right once you cross the bridge and continue along the trail which flows through the woods.

The next intersection you can go either way, I recomend going left because its a little bit longer; but either will merge back together into one trail. There will be another intersection shortly after the trails merge back together. At this intersection take a left, this is a rather short trail which will reach another intersection which you'll want to take another left on. Follow this doubletrack trail for almost a mile until you reach the wooden bridge you crossed earlier. Cross it again and continue going straight on the path until you reach the parking lot where you parked at. From here you can explore the other trail heads that leave from the parking lot.

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Aug 8, 2016
Chuck Hutchens
8.4mi — 1h 04m
Jan 2, 2015
Dave Roll
People removing obstacles and branches in need of trimming. 20mi
Sep 6, 2014
Michael McKenzie
Perfect conditions 40.2mi — 3h 58m

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