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      Fast, flowing singletrack through the urban forest, smack in the middle of Des Moines.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 11
      • 9

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 8, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      22
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      964 ft
      Total Vertical
      156 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      951 ft
      Reports
      932
      Photos
      17
      Ridden Counter
      2,737

      Photos of Center Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Hillside
      68 |
      Dec 7, 2022 @ 9:55am
      Dec 7, 2022
      51 |
      Dec 7, 2022 @ 9:55am
      Dec 7, 2022
      57 |
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 10:35am
      Nov 18, 2021
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      trail: Fingers
      41 |
      Nov 5, 2021 @ 11:01am
      Nov 5, 2021
      103 |
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      trail: Fingers
      112 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Jul 26, 2020
      trail: Rollercoaster
      108 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:15am
      Jul 26, 2020
      trail: Rollercoaster
      89 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:14am
      Jul 26, 2020

      Videos of Center Trails Mountain Bike

      Denmans Woods | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      12:42 | 468 | Jul 18, 2021
      Phillys Pholly | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      3:14 | 147 | Jul 18, 2021
      Roller Coaster | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      4:45 | 197 | Jul 18, 2021
      Fingers | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      5:07 | 122 | Jul 18, 2021
      Center Trail Mountain Biking 2019 // Des...

      7:56 | 181 | Aug 25, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      46AJdPkowishlistregionactivity #54197359
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 9:27pm
      Jun 15, 2024
      MarcusJ3AD09addreportactivity #53805672
      Jun 8, 2024 @ 6:17am
      Jun 8, 2024
      MarcusJ3AD09addreportactivity #53511192
      Jun 2, 2024 @ 8:27am
      Jun 2, 2024
      7ERWHFriddentrailactivity #52126393
      May 5, 2024 @ 7:49am
      May 5, 2024
      AimeeH1kBreriddentrailactivity #51210160
      Apr 15, 2024 @ 3:38am
      Apr 15, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      gdzen23trailRhythm TrailMidsummer vegetation including stinging nettle...
      Jul 17, 2022 @ 7:14pm
      Jul 17, 2022
      FishbuilttrailConnector TrailFencing has been added on paved path side that...
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 7:33am
      Nov 18, 2021
      shaerossettitrailSquirrel's Nest TrailThis trail is permanently CLOSED and is...
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 9:36am
      Oct 18, 2021
      pfchurchilltrailPhilly’s PhollyThis is not signed as Hillside on the signs in...
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:03am
      Sep 15, 2021
      pfchurchilltrailFingersCalled Fingers on the sign.
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Sep 15, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Southwoods3.3 km
      Sycamore South 4 15.1 km
      Ewing Park 7 4 26 km
      Sycamore 6 96.8 km
      Easter Lake Park6.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2219 miles965 ft4 miles154 ft
      #1,581#859169324,649
      E-Bike22,487 ft3 ft673 ft7 ft
      86028
      Hike2219 miles965 ft4 miles154 ft
      #1,185#74893254
      Trail Running2219 miles965 ft4 miles154 ft
      #1,186#743193277
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: CITA
      • #16905 - 4,163 views

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