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Irene

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (8)

Blue (more difficult) Midwest singletrack packed with ups downs twists turns and occasional flow elements.


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2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Singletrack

924' 282 m

High

816' 249 m

Low

311' 95 m

Up

289' 88 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Bi-directional / two-way traffic; horses prohibited; closed for hunting Oct. 1 - Jan. 31.

Description

LAMBA's original installation of singletrack at Squaw Creek Park in 201, with updated routing and addition of flow elements (berms, rollers, jumps, etc.) in 201. This particular trail is rated blue (more difficult) often tight and twisty, requiring lower speed balance and good bike handling skills. The flow elements are also relatively tight and do not ride themselves, requiring skill to successfully navigate.

The singletrack is two way, however most locals prefer to ride this route in a anti-clockwise fashion. Adding to the technical challenge of this loop are occasional logs to traverse, most with ride arounds.

In 201 Linn County Conservation worked with LAMBA and professional trail building contractors to connect this loop to another green rated (less difficult) loop in the park (Red Cedar), via a blue connector trail (TrollHoller / MercyFlush); leaving Squaw Creek with a grand total of 5 miles of singletrack.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ken Barker

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 8 votes

#6793

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  4.1 from 8 votes
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#55

in Iowa

#6,793

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mt. bikes + dogs + dirt = awesome
Sep 21, 2019 near Marion, IA
Lil flow checkin' some new features on Irene.
Sep 15, 2017 near Marion, IA
CAUTION - this crossing of the utility easment is pretty sandy.
Sep 15, 2017 near Marion, IA

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Aug 2, 2020
CJ O'Reilly
Jul 21, 2020
Jay Ski
Really fun blue trail with some flow and one sandy slick section.
Jul 31, 2019
Cole Gerard