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Thursday, June 01, 2017

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Sunday, May 07, 2017

A very fun and exhilarating hike. Many different types of surfaces from, dirt, grass, sand and short jaunt on a dead end road. Initial mile has a good size hill that is easy going down but at the end of the hike is a bear to go up. there are numerous creek's feeding into the river a few hundred feet away and cross the trail with no bridges. Most are step overs but one or two take some balance as you cross on the rocks...could be difficult after a heavy rain. some great views of the Des Moines River and the tree ridge on the other side. ...take a hammock and a light lunch and relax and enjoy the views.... a great moderate hike with a little something for everyone

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Love it

trail running
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Very well marked trail. Miles of single track. Its not the mountains but its a good challenge!

hiking
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area is a 6000 acre park with around 45 miles of multi-use hiking trails near Fort Dodge, Iowa. The multi-use trails are shared with mountain bikers and horseback riders, although I only came across two other people during my time there. The trail around the lake is a 13 mile loop on a gravel surface. The other trails are a mixture of dirt and gravel. In addition to the lake, several trails pass by ponds, Brushy Creek, and the Des Moines River. There are also multiple camping areas. All the trails that I saw were well marked with signs at every intersection and trailhead. The Preserve Trail is highly recommended because it offers a great view of the Brushy Creek Valley. The only downsides for me were the occassional sounds of gunfire from the shooting range and having to be watchful for horse droppings on the trails. Overall a great park with many miles of woodland and prairie hiking trails!

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Saturday, September 10, 2011