Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park
ElevationAscent: 312' 95 m
Descent: -312' -95 m
High: 863' 263 m
Low: 796' 243 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (7°)
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“This run offers fantastic dirt with moderately technical footing and continuous short, steep hills.”— Amber Crews
Now you take a connector trail that reverses direction from here to Missing Link Trail. At the end of this section (which runs parallel to the park road), turn right and go up the hill to connect to New Ed Beach Trail (between the ridge and the street that goes around Summerset Park, not the street right by the bathroom). This trail section is flat, wide, and without shade. At the end of the connector trail and at the New Ed Beach Trail sign, go straight to the road, turn left and go less than a tenth of a mile. On your left, you'll see a sign to start the Comer Pocket Trail.
When you exit Comer Pocket Trail, take a left on the road and go approximately a quarter mile. You'll see the Riverside Trail on your left. When exiting Riverside, turn left on the pavement. At the intersection, go left again. One-tenth of a mile past this turn is the entrance on your right for Extra Credit Trail.
This is a 0.75 mile section that involves continuous, short, steep hills with twists and turns similar to switchbacks. If you want less mileage after either of the first two sections of trail, turn right (when reaching the road) and you can easily return to your car via the road.
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Land Manager: Iowa DNR