George Wyth State Park is a great place for bikers of all skill levels and interests to spend the day. A series of paved bike paths run throughout George Wyth. The trails continue out of George with and into Waterloo, Cedar Falls and other surrounding communities. There are over fifty miles of trails that run throughout the community. Most of the trails are paved but there are a few gravel trails. About twelve miles of paved paths run through the scenic George Wyth Park. There are not really any big climbs so any one can enjoy these trails.
If itís off road your after George Wyth has plenty of single track dirt trails too. These trails run throughout the park and are easy enough for a beginner but still fun for more advanced riders. Again there are no big climbs. There are a lot of quick drops and short up-hills but your momentum should be enough to get you over most of the steep hills. You can choose your own speed to ride trough the many tight curves. The best single track trials, in my opinion, are right to the south west of Alice Wyth Lake. There are also some good single-track trails to the west of the campgrounds. Explore them all. Itís a blast.
How to get there:
1. From Cedar Falls, Iowa:
-Go on Highway 58 North
-Turn right at the Airport Exit and continue east on Highway 57 (also called: First Street, Cedar Falls and Broadway Street, Waterloo)
-Turn right onto Airport Boulevard at the first stoplight.
-Take the next right turn into George Wyth Park at the park sign
2. From Waterloo, Iowa:
-Go on 218 North (this will go north and then west).
-Take the Airport Exit.
-Turn left onto Broadway Street (also called Highway 57).
-Go to Airport Boulevard (the first stop light after turning onto Broadway).
-Turn left onto Airport Boulevard.
Go past one set of stoplights and take the next right into George Wyth Park at the park sign
3. From north of Cedar Falls:
-Take Highway 218 and 58 south.
-Take the Cedar Falls, First Street Exit.
-Turn left onto First Street (also called Highway 57 and Broadway Street).
-Go east to Airport Boulevard.
-Turn right onto Airport Boulevard (the first stop sign).
-Take the next right into George Wyth Park at the park sign.
-There are electric and non-electric camping facilities at George Wyth State Park with good showers.
|Posted by: Danky on 9/1/2002
The dirt trails in the park are in excellent condition. The trails can be enjoyed by beginners and more advanced riders. The more speed the more of a challenge. I wouldn't suggest these trails unless you go with someone who knows their way around or you probably won't be spending a lot of time one the dirt trails. They are innermixed with several paved trails throughout the park. Much of the best riding is along either side of the Cedar River. There is a paved trail that allows you to make a loop. You can start on one side of the river crosses over a bridge, then go back alogn the other side of the river and the trail crosses another bridge that runs next to the highway. Just look for trail enteraces on the side of the trail that is on the river side. It is mt understanding that these riding is allowed on these trails. If you have enough time to explore you can piece together several miles of nice trails. This is a great place to ride so please be nice to