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George Wyth State Park

Average Rating:    (3.08 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

Horizontally (not vertically) challenging and technical singletrack... all trails are interconnected and accessible from many points off from paved trail and wide hiking trail.
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Latitude
42.52602896259212
Longitude
-92.428879737854
Trail Directions
State Park located off Highway 218 between Waterloo and Cedar Falls... drive as far as you can anywhere in the park and you'll most likely see a trail... from there the trails are pretty much inter-connected.
Trail Length
7-9 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Waterloo / Cedar Falls
   


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Review Date
November 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: brettlar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Pretty flat, fast singletrack, some wider walking paths. Not much elevation change, but there are some nice technical sections through the woods if you look in the right spots. A few good jumps and drops, nothing huge, but enough for some fun! I go to school at UNI, so the trails are only 2 miles from campus, which is nice. There are trails all over the place...some are hard to spot unless you're riding slow. Keep a lookout wherever you're riding for new trails!

Recommended Route:
Any!!! Just ride along the paved trail until you find an unpaved one. Take any unpaved trail, and they basically are all interconnected.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ulrich Park, the Greenbelt System (okay, it's not that interesting, but that's about the only other one!).



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Review Date
April 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Corey , from UNI

Summary:
Great trail for beginners, but you must ride heads up. The single track trails are some what challenging with lots of fast sections and lots of trees. There is no set route for the trails or signs telling you where to go. This can be fun for creating different routes each time you ride. The bad news is that some times another biker will come downthe single track in the opposite direction you are-trouble. Another bad point is that you can miss a lot of trails because there are a lot of forks in the trails. Since GW is only the second trail system I'v been on, I would rate it high. But I grew up around Coraville, and SUGAR BOTTOM.

Recommended Route:
Any where you can find a trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sugar Bottom!!!!!



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Review Date
June 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: George , from Lynchburg,VA

Summary:
Really average, I guess good for this part of the country. But honestly they suck, but then there isn't much to offer around here.



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Review Date
March 30, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Ed Welty , from Buffalo Grove, IL

Summary:
This is my favorite trail encountered so far. It isn't too steep, but you can find some pretty technical flatland. It has everything but huge hills. Nice, fast open fields, tight, twisty woods, log jumps, sand...
This is the best place to take someone who is a beginner, and a great place to ride with your buddies. I cut my teeth on this trail and still miss it. The only reason to live in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area (aside from the summer dresses on the college girls).
I must agree that the best time to ride is morning or evening. Lots of deer out there. I came tearing around a corner right after the double dip and almost ran into one. I had to skid to avoid eating venison. Don't ride too late unless you have lights...found that out the hard way. Deer almost got me there, too.
Afternoons in the summer are nice. You ride and get all sweaty, take a break by the beach and soak up some sun while you watch the juggies play volleyball at the beach, hop on your steed and ride some more.

Recommended Route:
Start in downtown Cedar Falls, Take the Paved trail under the highway, hit the first dirt trail on your left! That takes you everywhere! Ride all the dirt you can find and you'll eventually end up on pavement again. Take the sidewalk along the highway and dip into Hartman Reserve. Bike there for a while, get back on the pavement and follow it untill get near that ice cream store. Get a shake, and ride to campus.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sugar Bottom, Sugar Bottom, Sugar Bottom. Other than that, there ain't nuttin in Iowa.



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Review Date
August 15, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tim Hoekstra , from Waterloo/Cedar Falls

Summary:
I live right by the trails, and I find them to be really fun to ride. If you're like me and don't like to ride up steep hills, you'll find these trails to be really fun. There are a few spots where there is some nasty sand and a lot of branches covering the path, but overall these trails are really fun to ride.

Recommended Route:
anywhere there is a trail



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