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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking East Lake And West Lake Trails

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#43 of 94 mountain bike trails in Iowa
#5,899 in the world

A network of all dirt, single tracks that circle the lake. Lots of turns and elevation changes on well groomed, multi purpose trails. Be alert for hikers and snowmobiles, please note MT bikes are allowed on certain trails only.

First added by Dallas.S on Aug 8, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Back Bone State Park , about 15 miles NW of Manchester, IA. Trail heads are at both campgrounds and several points in the park.
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  • CMJMX1

    For a short trail in Iowa, I thought this place was fantastic. It has a little bit of everything: up and down hills, sand, rocks, bridges, mowed grass trail, and spectacular scenery!

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  • dgw2jr

    It's fall line double track. Lots of rocks/gravel. Climbs and descents are brutal.

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  • Dallas.S

    This is my favorite place to ride. The terrain is much like the mountains, which is rare in Iowa. Up and down, left and right for most of the 8 miles around the lake. Not very difficult and fun to ride.

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