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Professionally built flowy singletrack that feels like a dirt roller coaster.


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2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Singletrack

875' 267 m

High

814' 248 m

Low

217' 66 m

Up

216' 66 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly This is a very nice flowing and fun trail, with very manageable climbs and descents. Also, there are restrooms, water, and a playground near the trailhead.

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

Description

The Red Cedar is LAMBA and Linn County's professional installation of natural surface singletrack at Squaw Creek Park. The Red Cedar is a green rated (less difficult) bi-directional singletrack trail packed with flow elements (berms, rollers, lifts, etc.).

Excerpt from the trail plan, "The Red Cedar Loop strives to create an all-new trail experience at Squaw Creek – a family friendly singletrack loop tied directly to existing park infrastructure (parking areas, picnic and lodge facilities). The targets of this loop are new trail users, lacking the confidence, fitness, or skill, to consider wandering completely out of sight of familiar surroundings. Good examples are youth on 'strider' bicycles or the older fitness walkers currently resorting to the park roads."

The Red Cedar singletrack crosses a 15 MPH park road twice and connects to blue rated (more difficult) singlerack (Irene) via a connector trail, also more difficult (Mercy Flush / Troll Holler); leaving Squaw Creek with a grand total of 5 miles of singletrack.

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Shared By:

Rodney Pierce

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 9 votes

#3

in Wanatee Park

#8355

Overall
  4.2 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in Wanatee Park

#73

in Iowa

#8,355

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Photos

View of Marion, Iowa in the background while local rider enjoys the flow through prairie pollinator habitat.
Jan 15, 2018 near Marion, IA
Test riding recently built berm on the rehabilitated Red Cedar.
Dec 1, 2023 near Marion, IA
Unique log up and over A-frame style.
Dec 1, 2023 near Marion, IA
Catching a little air on the Red Cedar
Feb 9, 2018 near Marion, IA
Rider flowing through the prairie pollinator habitat on the Red Cedar at Squaw Creek.
Jan 15, 2018 near Marion, IA
Option to get a little air under the tires along the Red Cedar.
Dec 3, 2023 near Marion, IA

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Jun 16, 2020
Brian Smith
3.1mi — 0h 31m
Jul 31, 2019
Cole Gerard
Aug 26, 2018
John Kassie
Jul 7, 2018
Mark O'Hara
Great weather, fun trail. Irene and the more difficult trails were great. Red Cedar was fast and flowy. 10.4mi
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