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Lime Creek Trails

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

There are a wide variety of trails to ride in Lime Creek. Since the land is discarded quarry property donated by the cement plants it's pretty rocky and not typical of Iowa terrain. The land managers tend to be prejudiced towards cyclists, not sure why. The marked trails range from rocky singletrack to bark and gravel coverd wide trails, if you know where to look you can find some highly technical and challenging singletrack. There's news of a new trail under construction that runs along the Winnebago River, the word on the streets is that it's some of the best singletrack in Iowa, they call it the Soar Trail.
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Latitude
42.91604
Longitude
-92.758324
Trail Directions
Highway 65 North out of Mason City, take a right into Lime Creek, there will be a sign. You can park where the road turns right and explore or you can follow the road to the Nature Center and explore from there. You can also ride a river trail from 12th Street North in town, it connects with the Nature Center trails, there's a parking area behind the car wash on 12th street.
Trail Length
8-10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Mason City
   


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Review Date
September 4, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: chiefs303 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is good for beginners and advanced riders. The second time I rode these was with someone very familiar with all of the singletrack trails and was amazed.

Recommended Route:
Go with someone who knows where all of the trails are.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pilot Knob, Forest City



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Review Date
September 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: TP Brad ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great for the just for fun rider here is the URL to a map of the trails and distances
http://www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us/Conservation/Conservation_Trail_Map.pdf

Recommended Route:
if you want really fun head straight for the quarry loop and the wild turkey loop

Other recommended trails in the same area:
SAOR trail or what i think is SAOR trail



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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 month

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Reviewed by: brettlar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Wide variety of trail...some wiede, flat & fast, some tight and technical, some rocky, etc. For the most part the trails aren't too challenging, but off of the Stage Coach loop there's some technical singletrack, if you look carefully. Keep an eye out for singletrack branching off of the main trail...seems like everytime I ride, I find a new trail. By the way, where the heck is the soar trail?!

Recommended Route:
Stage Coach loop, find some singletrack off of that one. I also like the route the Eagle Scouts set up...not sure of the name of that one. I don't pay attention to names..I just ride 'em!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pilot Knob, Farmer's Beach (see Clear Lake under trail names).



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Review Date
May 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: HuckinBurton ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail was pretty easy for the most part, a lot of gravel and horse trails. There are a few good single track side trails off the stage coach loop that have some good elevation change and good technical junk to ride on, but these are sometimes hard to find and ruined by horses. Good system of trails to put in some miles off road, but not enough to satisfy the more technical riders.

Recommended Route:
North from the Nature Center

Other recommended trails in the same area:
"The Hemorroid" isn't bad but it's short



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Review Date
May 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: M_Sberal ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Where is the SOAR trail??



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