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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
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  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
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      Fast, flowing singletrack through the urban forest, smack in the middle of Des Moines.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Racoon River Park google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 6
      • 3
      • 18
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 18, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      29
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      Total Distance
      35 miles
      Total Descent
      1,960 ft
      Total Vertical
      157 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      951 ft
      Reports
      608
      Photos
      12
      Ridden Counter
      1,485

      Photos of Center Trails Mountain Bike

      42 |
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      report
      trail: Hillside
      26 |
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 5:23pm
      Aug 13, 2020
      report
      trail: Hillside
      27 |
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 5:23pm
      Aug 13, 2020
      report
      trail: Hillside
      34 |
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 6:28pm
      Aug 12, 2020
      report
      trail: Hillside
      29 |
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 6:28pm
      Aug 12, 2020
      trail: Fingers
      50 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Jul 26, 2020
      trail: Rollercoaster
      45 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:15am
      Jul 26, 2020
      trail: Rollercoaster
      37 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:14am
      Jul 26, 2020

      Videos of Center Trails Mountain Bike

      Denmans Woods | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      12:42 | 29 | Jul 18, 2021
      Phillys Pholly | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      3:14 | 17 | Jul 18, 2021
      Roller Coaster | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      4:45 | 24 | Jul 18, 2021
      Fingers | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      5:07 | 20 | Jul 18, 2021
      Center Trail Mountain Biking 2019 // Des...

      7:56 | 92 | Aug 25, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2884679shaerossetticommenttrailSquirrel's Nest Trail
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 9:36am
      Oct 18, 2021
      user #1970635bennettbiberaddreportJ11 and 11 more
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 7:25pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      user #1970635bennettbiberdifficultyvotetrailHillside Trail
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 7:13pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      user #1970635bennettbiberaddreportLevee Trail
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 8:52pm
      Oct 10, 2021
      user #1970635bennettbiberdifficultyvotetrailRollercoaster Extension and 5 more
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 12:26am
      Oct 7, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2884679shaerossettitrailSquirrel's Nest TrailThis trail is permanently CLOSED and is...
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 9:36am
      Oct 18, 2021
      user #864119pfchurchilltrailPhilly’s PhollyThis is not signed as Hillside on the signs in...
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:03am
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #864119pfchurchilltrailFingersCalled Fingers on the sign.
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #864119pfchurchilltrailHillside TrailOn TF, everything is named Hillside, but...
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #864119pfchurchilltrailConnector TrailTrailfoeks is NOT anywhere near accurate.
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 9:20am
      Sep 15, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sycamore South 45.1 km
      Ewing Park 7 4 26 km
      Sycamore 5 86.8 km
      Banner Lakes 4 4 511.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3735 miles1,962 ft11 miles157 ft
      #1,551#823126081,667
      Hike3735 miles1,962 ft11 miles157 ft
      #1,199#73060823
      Trail Running3735 miles1,962 ft11 miles157 ft
      #1,207#73060816
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