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Summerset Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

An easy, paved trail traveling through open and wooded surroundings.


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11.3

Miles

18.2

KM

Paved Path

978' 298 m

High

781' 238 m

Low

273' 83 m

Up

100' 30 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Description

A multi-use "rail-trail" that starts at Carlisle and heads eleven miles south to end at Indianola. The first several miles follow a barely noticeable ascent out of the edge of Carlisle to travel through open fields and wetlands. Before the half-way mark, look for a small viewing tower just before the trail skirts the edge of the Summerset State Park. There is a small parking area and restroom at the northwest corner of the park.

Continuing on, the Middle River is soon crossed. From here, the grade begins to gently increase as the remainder of the trail heads through grasslands and stands of trees until it ends in Indianola across from the McVay Trail.

In the reverse, the Summerset Trail is a pleasant ride downhill as you travel to the north.

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Shared By:

Eric Ashley

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 3 votes

#1

in Carlisle

#18585

Overall
  3.3 from 3 votes
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#1

in Carlisle

#138

in Iowa

#18,585

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Photos

A work party gets out to do some work at Banner Lakes.
Feb 14, 2017 near Indianola, IA
Wooden technical skills area near the end of Coal Miner's Daughter.
Nov 5, 2013 near Indianola, IA
Gravity cavity style switchback punctuates Corner Pocket.
Nov 5, 2013 near Indianola, IA
Rock this so it doesn't rock you.
Nov 7, 2013 near Indianola, IA

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