Cinder Path trail photo
  |   Rate it:

Level: Easiest
Length: 16 mi (25.7 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +50/ -51 ft
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Cinder Path

****   Add a review
#55 of 97 mountain bike trails in Iowa
#7,220 in the world

This is a long out and back from Chariton to Humeston. The trail from Chariton to Derby is 10 miles with a smooth, cinder trail tread and several bridges including one covered bridge. This segment has a thick canopy overhead for the most part.

The trail from Derby to Humeston is 6 miles with a grass tread; some of it thick in places. This segment is much slower going than the segment from Chariton to Derby. There is a Casey's gas station in Humeston if you need to refuel. No services in Derby.

First added by dgw2jr on Aug 29, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
This trail information is user-generated. Help improve this information by suggesting a correction.
Getting there
Start in Chariton next to the Southern Iowa Oil gas station on Court Avenue, just off Hwy 34

Cinder Path Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Share this map on your website

Local Info

Club Sponsor


Local Bike Shop


Trail checkins

dgw2jr (on Oct 6, 2019)
What's this?

Upcoming Events

Add one

Trail conditions

Good (on Oct 6, 2019)
login to update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

Cinder Path videos

Add a video
We don't have any videos of this trail yet. Add one here.

Add a review



    Loading reviews...

Rider questions

Q: how many miles from chariton to derby
A: About 10 miles