Distance: 11 miles
Route Type: Trail
Surface Type: Asphalt
Cities on Route: Indianola, Carlisle
A peaceful ride through wide open spaces, shady tree lined corridors and wetland river bottom, the Summerset Trail winds from Carlisle to Indianola. These two communities are very welcoming to trail users, providing helpful signs and directions to local amenities.
Carlisle has a large, well appointed trail head located just a short drive from the friendly downtown area. The flat terrain from this trail head features both fields and wetland conservation areas. From Banner Lakes, riders will cross the Middle River Bridge and notice a gradual uphill climb which will last the rest of the trail.
After cross in the middle river, riders can expect a gently rolling terrain of hills and remnants of prairie life. Ending in Indianola, the trail head also extends south on the short McVay trail, which is a downhill southern route through deep woods.