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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail 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%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • 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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Region Details
      • 28
      • 7
      • 41
      • 14
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 18, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      96
      Trails Mountain Bike
      108
      Trails Hike
      108
      Trails Trail Running
      108
      Total Distance
      172 miles
      Total Descent
      7,080 ft
      Total Vertical
      286 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,068 ft
      Reports
      398
      Photos
      28
      Ridden Counter
      2,182
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Des Moines Mountain Bike

      4 |
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      6 |
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 6:27pm
      Oct 3, 2020
      5 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:39am
      Jul 26, 2020
      8 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Jul 26, 2020

      Videos of Des Moines Mountain Bike

      Sycamore North Mountain Bike Trail | Johnston Iowa

      10:02 | 6 | Nov 3, 2020
      Banner Lakes Mountain Biking | All the Features!

      17:55 | 8 | Nov 3, 2020
      Sycamore Mountain Bike Trail, Des Moines Iowa

      4:29 | 21 | Aug 25, 2020
      Ewing Park Mountain Biking Spring 2019 // Des...

      6:47 | 23 | Aug 25, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Nov 18, 2020
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      Nov 15, 2020
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      Nov 8, 2020 @ 7:38pm
      Nov 8, 2020
      user #2278546IowamtbriddentrailSycamore Trail and 3 more
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 2:41pm
      Nov 3, 2020
      user #2278546IowamtbriddentrailTop Shelf - North and 8 more
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 2:41pm
      Nov 3, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #2454015MilesharbertreportSycamore TrailPrime
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 11, 2020
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      Oct 11, 2020
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