Type: Mountain Bike

Length: 6 miles

Surface: Mix




Grade - Hilly



Banner Lakes is a series of mountain bike trails located at Summerset State Park north of Indianola.  It is a premiere destination for mountain biking in central Iowa.  MTB Project rates the trails as intermediate to difficult.   There's approximately 365 feet of climb on the main loop.  The trails are 90% singletrack.

For more information, please visit MTB Project's Banner Lakes page.

Location - Where is this Trail?

north of Indianola


Banner Lakes is located at Summerset State Park and is adjacent to the Summerset Trail that runs between Carlisle and Indianola.   The main access is through the state park from highways 65/69..  The trails may also be accessed via bike from the Summerset Trail via the parking area on 138th Avenue.

Sites & Attractions

History of the Trail

Banner Lakes was once  a strip mine.  The land has been reclaimed and turned into a recreational resource.  Many of the trails here run over and around old mine tailings.

Future Plans

Planned Mileage: 0 miles -


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This trail was last edited by OldManGravel on Nov 1, 2019.

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Past Events

Central Iowa Trail Assocation (CITA) 25th Anniversary Party

9 Thursday Nov 2023
  • Windsor Heights, IA
  • Destination
  •    541

Biketown movie screening

23 Tuesday May 2023
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    1,161

Central Iowa Trail Association calling BINGO at Captain Roy's

9 Wednesday Mar 2022
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Destination
  •    2,065

IMBCS Race #6 Summerset Shootout p/b Phoenix Syndicate

13 Saturday Jul 2019
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    7,615

IMBCS #6 - Summerset Shootout MTB Race

23 Saturday Jun 2018
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    12,617

Mountain Bike Monday - Ewing Park

30 Monday May 2016
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    9,560

Mountain Bike Monday - Sycamore Park

23 Monday May 2016
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    8,967

Mountain Bike Monday - Grandview Park

16 Monday May 2016
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    8,472

Mountain Bike Monday - Center Trails

9 Monday May 2016
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    8,622

Mountain Bike Monday - Banner Lakes

5 Thursday May 2016
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    12,958

Warren County Trails Planning Workshop

4 Wednesday Nov 2015
  • Indianola, IA
  • Meeting
  •    11,587

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