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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +507/381 ft
Total: 75 riders
 

Mountain Biking Beverly Park

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#5 of 94 mountain bike trails in Iowa
#235 in the world

Technical singletrack in native upland burr oak forest. Many intersecting trails of varying difficulty with optional "trail features" alongside main trails. This is a relatively small (80 acre) parcel of land... the organization of the interconnecting trails is continuously being improved by the local mt. bike club (LAMBA).

First added by LAMBA - Iowa on Jul 4, 2007. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Copy-paste / type the address below into any map web site, there is a gravel parking area adjacent to an old softball field, here you will find a kiosk with information about the park and mtb club that stewards the area. To the left of the kiosk are entries to the trails... 37th Ave SW & 21st St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Cedar Rapids, Iowa

| 1.2 mi
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Easiest | 9 mi
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Intermediate | 2 mi
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Intermediate | 3 mi

Rider questions

Q: R the trails dry enuff to ride today
A: The best bet is to check lambaonline.org or the facebook group Lamba trails/rides for discussion of trail conditions and most up to date reports

Q: how long
A: Total miles between 5-6. To hit all trails requires a little overlapping and will result in around 7 mile ride.

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  • CasualCrushinator
    *****

    Great trails being constantly maintained and upgraded. I was very pleasantly surprised at how great this trail was to ride. It was pretty quiet too. Only a few other cars while I was there.

    I wanted to update this as it looks like its sparsely reviewed. Its dry. It's not overgrown at all. It's a great ride.

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  • Pecorino di Farindola
    *****

    This trail is amazing. There's so many options packed into such a tight space - yet it's not packed or crowded or anything. Optional obstacles here and there, varying levels of difficulties so you can pick and choose your ride on the fly.

    This trail is truly one of the best in the CR area.

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  • *****

    Small park with an amazing smiles per miles ratio. Tons of flow and small features around every corner. If a tree falls at Beverly a LAMBA trail worker sees a technical feature. Trails are constantly evolving with sustainability in mind and reroutes are well thought out. Wednesday nights are usually the time to come out but the park usually has someone enjoying the trails. Check lambaonline.org for trail conditions and the facebook group LAMBA trails/rides for trail and ride discussions.

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  • lknetter22
    ***

    While the trail does have variation, it lacks the next level maintenance and unique features of a Sunderbruch Park or Sugar Bottom.

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  • hallbicycle
    *****

    Great local singletrack. Well thought out trail design paired with great construction and up keep. A must ride!

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  • jimcrackscorn
    *****

    I love this place! We are lucky to have trails this good in Cedar Rapids, and I can't wait to see more at parks like Squaw Creek. The berms and flow trails are amazing.

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  • CRsteveo
    *****

    Fun trail system in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Lots of fast flowy trails with some great features. Tons of berms that are super fun. Plenty of green trails for the new riders but still fun for advanced riders. Also so more challenging trails for experienced riders. Really a fun place to ride. The people of LAMBA help to maintain and enhance the trails system. Plus they have a group ride on Wednesday night. Good times!!

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  • CRsteveo
    *****

    Beverly is a fun Trail system. Lots of great berms and features. Fast and flowy and fun for everyone. Many green trails for new riders and some more difficult trails and features for the more advanced rider. The people of LAMBA help maintain the trails and have a group ride every Wednesday. Fun times for sure!

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  • Ken Barker
    *****

    Bev is great and always getting better. The woods and grasslands of the park have been stewarded with great care, and the trails are silly fun and flowy... natural features, rollers, berms, skinnies, bridges, etc. Signage is improving, so are old trails via reroutes and little fixes. Great home trail system for the LAMBA peops, and speaking of LAMBA, show up on a Wednesday and you'll get a tour of the trails and likely something to eat / drink. Support them here... LAMBAonline.org

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  • blundar
    *****

    An awesome ride that I would recommend to anyone. Easy, medium, and expert areas that are well marked. Very very well maintained by LAMBA!!! Not a super huge place, but it has plenty of variety and fun features.

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  • randymclane
    *****

    I really underestimated my abilities after riding here, again I’m new but Beverly kicked my @ss

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  • Jared13
    *****

    Awesome, awesome trail. A decent amount of elevation changes and a plethora of TTFs. Lots of hard work went into the trails and it shows. One of the best trails in Iowa, by far, a must ride!

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter
    ****

    I'm even more impressed on my second time at Beverly. There's new trail S of the fire road, it might still need some work but they're out there improving all the time. This is the best trail of the sort of in town city park type I've ridden. Most of the trails are easy or have bypasses of the obstacles. Some of the Expert is no kidding, with 2 ft hucks and steep drops with big bermed turns. and long skinnies.

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter
    ****

    This is an interesting trail. Good ride opertunity if your in town, lots of nice little to advanced features, or bypass if you like. Not as much cardio as I would like (by which I mean hill climbs) but it flows nicely and can be riden eather direction mostly. The double black was closed for bridge repair. several intimidating bridges, that even I could ride. just had to get my head around it first. :) Ticks were active. good trail markers though it takes some time to figure it all out, you'll get back out soon enough if you just keep going and hit a green tour. I'm sure I'll try this again.

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  • sboeren
    ****

    Perfect mix of climbs and switchbacks. One bridge out in black diamond section. Could use some jumps. Bring bug spray because your attacked starting in the parking lot. For first time riders, beware of multiple trail splits. Print map. I will be back.

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  • iLuvTechnical
    ****

    Wow! What a neat trail system. I am from the area and didn't even know there was a Beverly Park. I guess it was just woods that were protected b/c it has native and rare Bur Oak trees. Two years ago a group (LAMBA) got together and cleaned-up the area to make some fantastic inner city trails. They are always improving the layout and I am never disappointed when I ride there. They have about 5 miles of interconnecting loops. The trails are bi-directional b/c of the limited land available. There are not any long climbs but some nice steady grades for a good cardio workout. For those that like a little challenge, there are natural and man-made obstacles! The people of LAMBA are always itching to show newcomers some nice routes to take; just post up on their forum at www.lambaonline.com that you are coming the Cedar Rapids for a ride. Keep in mind, it is not a large state or national area so take different routes to keep it interesting.* Review edited 1/21/2008

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