North Overlook

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.86 out of 5
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Intermediate
8.0
miles

Singletrack
792
elevation (ft)

Network
10
ridden
Trail Description
About this trail
First section is between the parking lot and main (Volksweg) Trail. This is fun to take downhill entering off the trailhead close to the lot. The main trail network weaves in and out of a doubletrack loop. Easy to go down a poorly maintained trail, but the main singletrack trails are pretty-well maintained. I'll try to GPS in the trails in the near future.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (9 total check-ins)
  bhedrick1   on Sep 30, 2017
  bhedrick1   on Sep 30, 2017
  bhedrick1   on Sep 9, 2017
  bhedrick1   on Sep 9, 2017
  bhedrick1   on Sep 5, 2017
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Reviews (7)
 

Granny Gear

April 10, 2019
 
Review: Great trail system. I have been out there 6 times and I am getting familiar with most of the singletrack routes. The area is in excellent shape!




Granny Gear

May 26, 2018
AB Coleman Granny Gear  
 
Review: What a great find! The people who maintain this trail system deserve a round of applause. The narrowness and the tight turns of trails make for a wild ride. It was a blast, I'm definitely coming back.




Granny Gear

September 27, 2017
bhedrick1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I have rode this trail for around 10 years and over the last two it has been getting better and better. It has good flow, climbing, and a couple good roller coasters.




Granny Gear

September 6, 2017
 
Review: The photo of the trail system helped us locate the trailhead by the parking lot. It could probably use a better trail head marker. We stayed on the trail by the parking lot and the loop by the main highway. Both trails were in good shape and were fun to ride. The trail by the parking lot had some good elevation change and, for the most part, flowed really well. The end of the trail has more pedaling than any other part - but it is neat how the architects tried to incorporate some more off-road trail instead of going straight up the paved road. I would definitely stop again if I'm in the area.




Granny Gear

September 6, 2017
 
Review: We stayed on the trail near the parking lot and the loop near the highway/camping.




Singletrack

July 29, 2016
dgw2jr Singletrack  
 
Review: Awesome old school true single track! Can't wait to ride it in autumn.




Granny Gear

May 20, 2013
Packnasty Granny Gear  
 
Review: My home trail. Have done my best to trim out the main trails this spring, as this had really gotten overgrown last summer. I think it should be in good condition this year as a result, but you're bound to spend at least 10 minutes post-ride picking off those tiny burrs. Most of the trail network is probably intermediate-class, but there's a few challenging sections... yet nothing too scary. Just a number of good dips that are a blast to hit hard.

The primary trails weave in and out of the doubletrack loop, so each of these sections will have to be hit individually. There are a number of trails off the doubletrack loop that people have tried to develop that will dead end. If you find yourself on a questionable trail, I'm willing to bet you've strayed from the main network. You'll just have to go exploring for yourself. I'm gonna try and GPS the trail in the near future and post. Will do my best.

This trail has real potential, and will hopefully become great in the near future. The Army Corps has ID'd improving this trail as a priority project in their Red Rock Master Plan (see http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Portals/48/docs/Recreation/ODR/121121-A-NN408-007.pdf), which should be carried out over the next year or two. Also included in this plan was the development of another section of Army Corps land on the opposite side of the dam. If it's half as nice as Iowa's other Army Corps trail, Sugar Bottom, we'll be in for a treat.

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North Overlook MTB Trail 4.86 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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