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Beach to Dam Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 2.5 (2)

A crushed rock trail following the contours of Lake MacBride between the beach and the spillway.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

87%

Runnable

798' 243 m

High

711' 217 m

Low

218' 66 m

Up

233' 71 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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

Runner Notes

There is running water at the beach house restrooms during the summer, as well as a concession area. Out of season, however, there is no potable water in this area.

Description

This is a pretty trail, with a forgiving surface. It's great for an out an back from the beach, or a link in a longer outing, as it can be combined with the North Snowmobile Trail or the McBride Nature Recreation Area trails. This trail is especially scenic, as the spillway itself is a destination in the area.

Flora & Fauna

This area is well populated, making it difficult to see much in the way of wildlife. Visitors may be able to catch signs of aquatic life such as fish or turtles.

Contacts

Land Manager: Iowa DNR

Shared By:

chris kilgore

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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The spillway.
Jun 2, 2016 near North L…, IA
Southwest end of Lake MacBride from the Beach to Dam Trail.
Jun 26, 2016 near North L…, IA
Steps on the trail leading down to the spillway.
Jun 2, 2016 near North L…, IA
Where the Field Campus Trail comes out onto the spillway
Jun 2, 2016 near North L…, IA
Water cascading down the spillway from Lake MacBride to the Coralville Reservoir.
Jun 2, 2016 near North L…, IA
Lake MacBride beach concession area at the northeast end of the trail.
Jun 26, 2016 near Solon, IA

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