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greenBlue Beach to Dam Trail

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 218' 66 m
Descent: -233' -71 m
High: 798' 243 m
Low: 711' 217 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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A crushed rock trail following the contours of Lake MacBride between the beach and the spillway.

chris kilgore

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

Description

This is a pretty trail, with a forgiving surface. It's great for an out an back from the beach, or a link in a longer outing, as it can be combined with the North Snowmobile Trail or the McBride Nature Recreation Area trails. This trail is especially scenic, as the spillway itself is a destination in the area.

Flora & Fauna

This area is well populated, making it difficult to see much in the way of wildlife. Visitors may be able to catch signs of aquatic life such as fish or turtles.

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Land Manager: Iowa DNR

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