Shimek Forest Trail

MITTELSCHWER 13 Bewertungen
#1 von 1 Wegen in

Shimek Forest Trail ist ein 4.1 Meilen langer Rundweg in der Nähe von Donnellson, Iowa. Er führt durch schönen Wald. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert werden. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 4.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 331 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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wandern
käfer
4 months ago

Shimek appears to be maintained for equestrian use. Nice railroad bed trail along creek and then multiple trails across a woodland that appeared to be cut by a bulldozer with a 24 foot blade. Grass and underbrush seemed to have been cleared by a "brush-hog" in the past month or so (judging by the tractor tire impression on the trails. Camp areas are random grassy areas cut from woods or meadows. An easy walk from a road to carry in supplies. A lake and a murky pond are the scenic features (no designated campsites by the lake), otherwise Iowa woodlands in a bottomland. Can not get lost despite no trail markings - it's Iowa, walk in any direction and you will come to a quarter section road. Unfortunately, the midges and chiggers are vicious, I'd guess black flies and etc are equally bad in season as there is ample water in these woods. Bug spray was merely sauce to them. With no onsite water it was difficult to wash off the critters (PS bring drinking water) Overall, once you have walked the park there is no particular reason to return. Likely why on Labor day, when every other Iowa park was full, this park was completely empty - no equestrians, no campers, no hikers. As an Iowa resident, avid hiker, and I live 90 minutes away, I can honestly say one visit will suffice in this lifetime. Sorry.

reiten
5 months ago

trails were great

wandern
überwachsen
7 months ago

trails badly need clearing been hiking the area off and on for a decade when I first started trailers were great. there are lots more trails like the old rail road , and lots of off shoots. they are in bad need of clearing

9 months ago

trails are in serious need of clearing getting overgrown other wise nice area. Iowa dnr needs to step up to maintain trials, it's a nice area

wandern
Mon Apr 10 2017

Needs some better markings. First time I went it was challenging. Now I know it so it is easier to find my way. There are several spots to park and find other trails. Most of them are maintained well.

wandern
Fri Sep 11 2015

This was a bad trail, poorly marked and the trail was not taken care of. It was overgrown and there were other pathways that were not on the map which contributed to my group getting lost. I will not be coming back.

wandern
3 months ago

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7 months ago

reiten
Sat Jul 28 2018

wandern
Sat Apr 08 2017