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Osprey Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A great stretch of singletrack just above the floodline of the Coralville Reservoir.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

88%

Runnable

800' 244 m

High

739' 225 m

Low

169' 52 m

Up

136' 42 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This section of trail is easy to link up to other trails in the area, the Field Campus Trail, that terminates at the Spillway, the Triangle Area Trail at the opposite end or the North Snowmobile or Beach to Dam trails that connect from the other side of the spillway (if you don't mind getting wet). There are also a couple of segments that drop down from the main road cutting through the park, the Wolf Campsite Trail, an Osprey to Cedar Shelter Connector, and an Osprey to Sumac Shelter Connector.

Description

This trail may be the best stretch of trail in the entire MacBride complex. It's a little ribbon of singletrack following the contours of the Coralville Reservoir for about .75 miles just above the 150 year flood level. We know this because just downslope of the trail, the 150 year flood we got in 2008 washed everything else away.

The trail runs from the spillway out to the Triangle Area Trail and there are several wooden planks crossing the gullies that drain this side of the park. There are birds and fauna abundant in the area, but be careful taking your eyes off the trail here.

Flora & Fauna

The usual Iowa fare.

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Shared By:

chris kilgore

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Photos

The spillway.
Jun 2, 2016 near North L…, IA
The Coralville Reservoir just beyond the Osprey Trail, looking north.
Jun 6, 2016 near North L…, IA
Intersection of Triangle Trail and Osprey Trail.
Jul 1, 2016 near North L…, IA
The Osprey Trail and the Coralville Reservoir.
Jun 6, 2016 near North L…, IA
Yellow hawkweed, I believe, trailside.
Jun 6, 2016 near North L…, IA
Outcroppings on the shore of the Coralville Reservoir, which the Osprey Trail traverses.
Jun 6, 2016 near North L…, IA

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