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Type: Mountain Bike

Length: 6 miles

Surface: Mix

dirt


Condition

Unknown

Grade - Hilly


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Description

Banner Lakes is a series of mountain bike trails located at Summerset State Park north of Indianola.  It is a premiere destination for mountain biking in central Iowa.  MTB Project rates the trails as intermediate to difficult.   There's approximately 365 feet of climb on the main loop.  The trails are 90% singletrack.


For more information, please visit MTB Project's Banner Lakes page.


Location - Where is this Trail?

north of Indianola


Trailheads

Banner Lakes is located at Summerset State Park and is adjacent to the Summerset Trail that runs between Carlisle and Indianola.   The main access is through the state park from highways 65/69..  The trails may also be accessed via bike from the Summerset Trail via the parking area on 138th Avenue.


Sites & Attractions

History of the Trail

Banner Lakes was once  a strip mine.  The land has been reclaimed and turned into a recreational resource.  Many of the trails here run over and around old mine tailings.


Future Plans

Planned Mileage: 0 miles -


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This trail was last edited by OldManGravel on Nov 1, 2019.

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Past Events

IMBCS Race #6 Summerset Shootout p/b Phoenix Syndicate

13 Saturday Jul 2019
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    4,476

IMBCS #6 - Summerset Shootout MTB Race

23 Saturday Jun 2018
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    9,232

Mountain Bike Monday - Ewing Park

30 Monday May 2016
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    7,149

Mountain Bike Monday - Sycamore Park

23 Monday May 2016
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    6,937

Mountain Bike Monday - Grandview Park

16 Monday May 2016
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    6,539

Mountain Bike Monday - Center Trails

9 Monday May 2016
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    6,742

Mountain Bike Monday - Banner Lakes

5 Thursday May 2016
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    9,710

Warren County Trails Planning Workshop

4 Wednesday Nov 2015
  • Indianola, IA
  • Meeting
  •    9,848

IMBCS #10 - Summerset Shootout

12 Saturday Sep 2015
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    17,577

Tour de Tivoli Bike Ride

24 Sunday May 2015
  • Elk Horn, IA
  • Road
  •    8,536

Women's Weekly Wednesday Mountain Bike Ride

17 Wednesday Sep 2014
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    6,385

Women's Weekly Wednesday Mountain Bike Ride

10 Wednesday Sep 2014
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    6,339

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  • Sun December 20 2020
  •   1,673
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  • Fri December 4 2020
  •   949
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FRIDAY FIVES - EP.2 - May 29 2020

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  • Sat May 30 2020
  •   1,078
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Ankeny Jaycees donates $2,500 to CITA

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  • Tue August 11 2015
  •   12,426
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2015 Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series

  • bikeiowa
  • Fri March 13 2015
  •   11,970
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Our Iowa Bike Expo Video

  • bikeiowa
  • Mon February 2 2015
  •   32,963
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IMBCS #9 Summerset Shootout at Banner Lakes State Park

  • BikeIowa
  • Sun September 15 2013
  •   7,691
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Dirt Trails - so much to offer!

  • ss
  • Fri January 6 2012
  •   15,828

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