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Summerset Trail

 3.3 (3)

11.3 Miles 18.2 Kilometers


Paved Path

273' 83 m

Ascent

-100' -30 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

978' 298 m

High

781' 238 m

Low

Shared By Eric Ashley

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

Eric Ashley

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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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Warren County Conservation Board

Apr 11, 2013: Hello world!

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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in Carlisle

#95

in Iowa

#13,435

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