Grandview Park is a singletrack trail with a diverse terrain ideal for biking skill levels. It is family-friendly and has enough technical sections for intermediate and advanced riders.
Grandview Park is a family-friendly short loop that flows through the park easily. Some of its sections flow nicely, while others have short, technical climbs. We recommend the trail for beginner riders or children looking to horn their skills because of the trail’s diverse terrain. The 1.6-mile trail is not a full loop, as many people assume, and you have to connect to it via the paved road. Here are its key stats.
The Grandview Park trail follows the park’s terrain. The singletrack trail follows the exterior of the disc golf course. It almost feels like the equally famous Center Trails at Greenwood and Water Works Park because of the way it flows over diverse terrain. Maybe the two trails have the same feel because they were both built by the Central Iowa Trail Association.
You have to be careful on some sections and beware of golf players, especially in areas where the trail is not cut, and the surface is mixed with grass and dirt.
The trail starts at the Frisbee golf course parking lot. Ride south, climbing the hill onto the paved road. Keep riding until you get to a kiosk near Hole 15’s tee. Follow the grass and ride towards the pine trees. Ride around Hole 15’s basket and Hole 16’s tee, then ride west of the picnic shelter at Hole 16’s basket to follow the trail into the forest.
From this point, the trail flows smoothly along the park’s ridges and gradually changes into punchy, short climbs. It winds through the forest, making broad sweeping turns and flowing along the park’s east side.
We realized you have to cross the park’s road twice, and each time you will see a pavement marker similar to Street pedestrian crossings. Hole 1’s basket area is the trail’s end. When you reach the end, you can either turn around and ride in the other direction or ride back to the starting point at Hole 15 by heading south.
The Grandview Park trail is a welcome break from the city’s noise and crowds. The lush green forest and golf-course grass offer great tranquility. You can stop at the park and take in nature’s beauty after looping the entire trail with your family. You may see various beautiful birds.