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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • 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
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
Contribute Details
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
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Radar Time
x 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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      Region Details
      • 27
      • 7
      • 40
      • 18
      • 7

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 25, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      99
      Trails Mountain Bike
      111
      Trails Hike
      111
      Trails Trail Running
      111
      Total Distance
      173 miles
      Total Descent
      6,795 ft
      Total Vertical
      286 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,068 ft
      Reports
      802
      Photos
      38
      Ridden Counter
      3,607
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Des Moines Mountain Bike

      trail: Fingers
      4 |
      Nov 23, 2021 @ 1:56am
      Nov 23, 2021
      2 |
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 10:35am
      Nov 18, 2021
      trail: Levee Trail
      10 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 2:46am
      Oct 24, 2021
      22 |
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 12:47pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      trail: Grave Digger
      21 |
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 12:44pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      44 |
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      44 |
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 6:27pm
      Oct 3, 2020
      28 |
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 10:39am
      Jul 26, 2020

      Videos of Des Moines Mountain Bike

      The Zoo | Updated! | Ewing Park Iowa

      3:36 | 56 | Jul 18, 2021
      Ewing Park Flow and Jump lines

      3:51 | 24 | Jul 18, 2021
      Denmans Woods | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      12:42 | 37 | Jul 18, 2021
      New Low Life Trail | Sycamore North | Johnston...
      2:59 | 24 | Jul 18, 2021 , Des Moines
      Sycamore North Mountain Bike Trail | Johnston Iowa
      10:02 | 32 | Jul 18, 2021 , Des Moines
      Sycamore South Trail | Des Moines Iowa
      7:36 | 28 | Jul 18, 2021 , Des Moines
      Phillys Pholly | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      3:14 | 23 | Jul 18, 2021
      Roller Coaster | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      4:45 | 30 | Jul 18, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1970635bennettbiberaddreportRollercoaster and 13 more
      Nov 28, 2021 @ 8:14pm
      20 hours
      user #2911847torpsterriddentrailRacoon River Park
      Nov 28, 2021 @ 5:30pm
      23 hours
      user #2911847torpsterriddentrailTop Shelf - North and 7 more
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 6:53pm
      3 days
      user #2911847torpsterriddentrailRollercoaster Extension and 10 more
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 6:51pm
      3 days
      user #2911847torpsterriddentrailGrave Digger and 10 more
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 6:50pm
      3 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2423591FishbuilttrailConnector TrailFencing has been added on paved path side that...
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 7:33am
      Nov 18, 2021
      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

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike110173 miles6,795 ft57 miles285 ft
      #963#523388023,860
      Hike111173 miles6,795 ft57 miles285 ft
      #763#46980284
      Trail Running111173 miles6,795 ft57 miles285 ft
      #768#47280249
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: CITA
      • #11973 - 2,858 views

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