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Petersons Pits - East & West

Average Rating:    (3.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Fairly level trails with quick up and downs. Trails aren't designed for bikes but they are allowed. This makes for a more technical ride in some places.
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Latitude
41.577828526911446
Longitude
-93.68265151977539
Trail Directions
U.S. Highway 69 north out of Ames. Look for sign to the left, turn left on gravel road, about 2-3 miles east. or Take Dayton road north from Ames, all the way to the end. At the "T" intersection turn left. East Peterson's Pits are on this side of bridge, West Peterson's Pits are on the other side and to the left.
Trail Length
5-7 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Ames
   


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Review Date
May 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Metis , from Denver, CO

Summary:
Good trail all around. More of a XC trail than anything else. there is a need for riding multiple loops for a decent lenght ride. For a longer ride tie in with McFarland Park just down the road.

Recommended Route:
warm up with the east side, hit the west, and finish hard with the east again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McFarland Park, Sopper's Mill



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Review Date
January 4, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Nate , from Ames

Summary:
Flat and fast. A nice variety of terrain, from the woods to tall grasses to almost desert areas. The east side is definitely the most fun, but don't miss the little connecting trail between the east and west - it's pretty fun. Fun place to ride in the winter - snow adds a whole new dimension. Speed is what makes these trails worth riding - you can really hammer. Beware of horses. Yield to them, say hello to their people.



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Review Date
August 9, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Lynch , from Des Moines

Summary:
The west side is good as a warm-up, but I think that I would stick entirely to the east side on my next visit. Nice single track (but short)with some quick ups and downs. Could use a few more obstacles on the paths. Overall, its a nice intermediate trail. In areas its a bit overgrown but still rideable. Might be better off riding it in the fall. Watch out of horses and hikers.

Recommended Route:
I would say if you are looking for some intermediate single track stick with the east side. The trails are fairly easy to find...I think I got to most of them.



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Review Date
August 5, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jeremy , from Des Moines, IA

Summary:
West is slow and good for beginers and warming up, it can get old quickly. The east is much more dificult in places and thus more fun. Watch out for the itch weed. The only complaint is there is only a small section of tecnical area.

Recommended Route:
Start at the beach at the West side, long flat trails great to get warmed up. Bike over to the East trail, there is a tecnical section next to the parking lot (this is the best loop in the park).



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Review Date
August 4, 1999

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: arie , from nw

Summary:
this trail is very flat. keep your chain in the big cookie and rip it, be careful of sand in certain areas and avoid the drop off into the river. not technical at all, good beginner trail or for anyone who likes to ride fast.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
boone seven oaks



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