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Manawa Lake to Indian Creek Bike Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Council Bluffs, Iowa that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 13.0 mi Elevation gain 111 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Cross country skiing Fishing Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Paddle sports Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Lake Paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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There is a lot to do at this extremely underrated State Park. The DNR does a wonderful job of keeping this nice park well kept. If you have a negative opinion from the past it would be a wise choice to go down there on a nice day to check out the improvements they have made all over the area. Extremely scenic area that has a numerous abundance of wildlife.

Lake Manawa State Park 1100 South Shore Drive Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ph. 712-366-0220 fax 712-366-0474 Lake_Manawa@dnr.iowa.gov

From Omaha, take I80 east to the Lake Manawa exit (Exit 3), and turn RIGHT (S) on South Expressway. Turn LEFT (E) onto US 275/Rt. 92 (S. Omaha Bridge Road). Turn RIGHT (S) at the first light. Turn RIGHT at the stop sign and follow the perimeter road into the Park. At the Missouri River boat ramp access sign, turn LEFT. Park in the lot. The information kiosk is on the SE corner 0f the parking lot, nearest to the boat ramp..

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brian bray
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Ryan Mecham
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It is a good trail to go ride when riding north the wind was extremely brutal. Also make sure that you have a comfortable seat on your bike that can absorb a lot of bumps. On this trail there are a lot of bumps and I do not have a comfy seat and am a little tender now.

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Jamie J
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Nice ride. The trails Manawa are starting to show some age and cracks are showing up, but still a nice trail. One of my go-tos

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Sarah Hayford
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Spent three hours trying to find the trails. All the trails were closed that we found or were on private property

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Cristy Harding
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Nice easy paved trails for biking. Mountain bike path is kind of hidden it's down by the Missouri River area.

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Doug Neidholdt
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Road biking

I have camped here a couple times. Their are connecting rails to trails bike trails "wabash Trace" . The trails also lead to a NPark western trails center. Much to do in the area. Nice older campgrounds

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James Martin
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very nice and scenery is beautiful

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Jo Dofner
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Patrick Russell
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amelia alger
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Lisa Koch
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Monty Montagne
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Gene Summerlin
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Lisa Koch
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Paco Cruz
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Jay Diaz
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Jay Diaz
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Abdul Mackie
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Patrick Laurito
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Ted Franklin
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Jeremy Yates
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