Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail

Iowa

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Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail Facts

States: Iowa
Counties: Johnson
Length: 5.3 miles
Trail end points: Racine Ave. NE at Sovers St. (Solon) and SR 382 (Lake Macbride State Park)
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015668
Trail activities: Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail Description

The Solon–Lake Macbride Recreation Trail runs for 5 miles between the scenic state park and the town of Solon to the east. The popular trail is perfect for cycling or walking and skiing or snowmobiling in the winter. In addition, the park offers camping, fishing, boating, picknicking and other recreational opportunities. The trail winds along the northern shore of Lake Macbride among both wooded and open green spaces.

Parking and Trail Access

Park at Lake Macbride State Park (3525 Highway 382 NE) or at the Solon end near 1750 Racine Avenue (ample parking).

Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail Reviews

I've posted a review on my blog about this trail... check it out.

http://iowacitytrails.blogspot.com/2015/05/solon-lake-mcbride-trail.html

A very pleasant scenic trail that runs along Lake MacBride. The trail is crushed stone and well maintained. Bridges span the few creeks draining into MacBride. The trail is fairly flat with a few gentle grades There are informational stations describing the flora and fauna as well as newly installed benches. The trail is wide enough for bikers ,dog walkers(leash required), and joggers to occupy the same space. Cool breezes from the lake make even the hottest days tolerable. The trail has multiple access points, with an excellent roadside map at the entrance to MacBride State Park at the end of Hwy 382.

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