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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Limecreek Nature Preserve

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#30 of 94 mountain bike trails in Iowa
#4,118 in the world

All types of riding available. Gravel wide travel and great single track tech. Routes. Look for the off shots for extra fun. Hills, rocks, roots, logs, skinnies, downhills, ponds, fun!

First added by on Aug 9, 2012. Last updated Aug 10, 2022. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: no
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: no
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Head North on hwy. 65 out of Mason City. Look for a small sign on the right hand side of the road. Turn right and follow the road. This will take you to the nature center. There is also a 12th street entrance.
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  • Will3720

    If you know where to go these trails are really nice, the tech trails are on the badlands loop and the quarry lake loop and the flowy trails are on the river bluffs loop you can also find some flowy trails on the badlands loop though as well. The good trails are nicely maintained while the lesser more rugged trails are overgrown. They've got some really gnarly things here mostly because the wooden features look so old they might snap when you ride across them lol.

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  • meyers.mick6

    I ride Lime creek regularly as I live nearby. I enjoy it but feel it could be much better with a volunteer group or trail association. Needs some upkeep done on a bunch of fallen trees and general trail work. Hard work of course. Maybe I can make some contacts on here. There is very easy and wide crushed limestone trails to pretty narrow, rough, rocky, roots, and overgrown single track. So something for all types really. Watch for horses as there is quite a population of riders out there.

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  • BonesSoldier

    Almost something for everyone. Technical singletrack, wicked climbs, rocks, roots, mud, or none of that. Gravel trails for casual riders, or gnarly singletrack if you're looking for something more challenging.

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  • Ken Barker

    Most definitely try to ride with a local if you wish to get the most out of these trails, you will be surprised! Technical playground with various to / around Mason City.

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter

    Singletrack trail that weaves on and off the Winnebago River Trail. Some sections of the trail are very hard to find, or they dead-end on private property. I highly suggest riding with someone that knows the trails or be ready for a lot of backtracking and feeling lost (I opted for the latter.)
    The trail itself is nicely burned in in most areas and it does offer some technical riding features. The climbs and descents can be quite steep, but fairly short. Quite a few bar grabbers can be found along with a decent amount of log piles, some in quick succession.

    Overall, it's a fun trail that could use some signage/maps to turn it into an even better trail.

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