Field Campus Trail
ElevationAscent: 209' 64 m
Descent: -294' -90 m
High: 869' 265 m
Low: 728' 222 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“A lovely trail following the undulations around the southern shore of Lake MacBride.”— chris kilgore
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The path undulates pretty dramatically as it traverses the gulleys and washes along the contours of the lake. It's not mountainous by any means, but for eastern Iowa, this is a pretty hilly route.
At the spillway, there are other trails to connect to including the Osprey Trail, that turns back and follows the shore of the reservoir in Lake MacBride Nature Recreation Area, The Wolf Campsite Trail that cuts straight back up the ridge, or you can cross the spillway and do the Beach to Dam Trail, or the North Snowmobile Trail in Lake MacBride State Park.
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Land Manager: University of Iowa Recreational Services