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matterhorn hills

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

smooth tight single track with short super steep super fast down hills to catch some mad speed on
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Latitude
42.489188073353795
Longitude
-94.17377471923828
Trail Directions
take highway 20 to south 17th street down to oleson park, drive through oleson and go behind the band shelter and just pick your trail.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
fort doge
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 13, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jmoh , from Knoxville, IA

Summary:
I was there over Labor Day weekend. The race course was still marked out so I rode the loop a couple of times. There are some really sweet dirt jumps along the vehicle access road and a few log crossings. Nice local trail system that is perfect for a single speed. I was just passing through the area so I stopped to ride it. I would not travel there specifically to ride this trail. Make sure you bring your bug repellant-- the mosquitos were terrible (West Nile). I have not ridden Brushy Creek yet but will review after I have.



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Review Date
August 16, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rory Mason , from New Milford, CT USA

Summary:
This trail was raced for the first time last year and received glowing praise from all. 3 mile loop, do as many laps as you want. Experts did 5, sports did 4. This is my favorite trail to ride on a single speed. From the back side, you can ride along the rr tracks and join the trails at the gypsum mines - lots more trails (and hills).

Recommended Route:
The race course is pretty obvious. There is a yellow arrow painted on the side of a big tree behind the bandshell. Enter here. Down the hill, across the creek then follow until you hit the gravel road. Option here is to take a right and look for a quick right into the loop which follows the opposite side of the creek. Otherwise, go up the gravel road to the back side, which includes a downhill, creek crossing, and an ungodly steep short climb, doable if it's dry. The rest is not obvious, but you can find it.



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