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Field Campus Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.0 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 209' 64 m
Descent: -294' -90 m
High: 869' 265 m
Low: 728' 222 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by chris kilgore

A lovely trail following the undulations around the southern shore of Lake MacBride.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a nice stretch of trail beginning in Lake MacBride State Park, at the end of Angler's Point Rd. (An easy connect from the Angler's Point Trail) and following the southern shore of the lake all the way to the spillway where MacBride pours into the Coralville Reservoir.

The path undulates pretty dramatically as it traverses the gulleys and washes along the contours of the lake. It's not mountainous by any means, but for eastern Iowa, this is a pretty hilly route.

At the spillway, there are other trails to connect to including the Osprey Trail, that turns back and follows the shore of the reservoir in Lake MacBride Nature Recreation Area, The Wolf Campsite Trail that cuts straight back up the ridge, or you can cross the spillway and do the Beach to Dam Trail, or the North Snowmobile Trail in Lake MacBride State Park.

Flora & Fauna

The usual Iowa fare. Creatures of note that I've personally witnessed include Pileated woodpeckers, Osprey, bald eagles, turkeys, turkey vultures, white tail deer, raccoons, coyote, red fox.

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Sep 1, 2018
Cindy L
4 miles round trip. At the time it was very muddy, but we had a lot of rain days before. Would like to do this again. 4mi — 2h 00m

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The spillway.
Jun 2, 2016 near North L…, IA
The Coralville Reservoir just beyond the Osprey Trail, looking north.
Jun 6, 2016 near North L…, IA
Field Campus Trail along a cove on Lake MacBride.
Jun 6, 2016 near North L…, IA
Field Campus Trail, low clearance.
Jun 2, 2016 near Solon, IA
Angler's Point Trail.
Jun 2, 2016 near Solon, IA
Field Campus Trail with lake in view to the right.
Jun 2, 2016 near Solon, IA

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