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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      98
      Trails Mountain Bike
      100
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      106
      Trails Trail Running
      106
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      258 miles
      Total Descent
      5,169 ft
      Total Vertical
      330 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,114 ft
      Reports
      1,159
      Photos
      46
      Ridden Counter
      1,510

      Popular Des Moines Metro Mountain Biking Trails

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      Rollercoaster Extension
      Center Trails
      Hillside Trail
      Center Trails
      Hillside Access
      Center Trails
      Poolside
      Center Trails
      Hillside
      Center Trails
      Rollercoaster
      Center Trails
      Philly’s Pholly
      Center Trails
      Denman Woods Trail
      Center Trails
      Hillside Trail
      Center Trails
      Fingers
      Center Trails
      Rhythm Trail
      Center Trails
      Top Shelf - North
      Sycamore
      Dirty Connector Trail
      Center Trails
      Pump
      Sycamore
      Railsplitter
      Ewing Park

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 11 rides
      Past Week
      • 97 rides

      Photos of Des Moines Metro Mountain Bike

      26 |
      May 4, 2023 @ 2:58pm
      May 4, 2023
      22 |
      May 4, 2023 @ 8:47am
      May 4, 2023
      trail: Owl Trail
      17 |
      May 4, 2023 @ 8:47am
      May 4, 2023
      trail: Hillside
      72 |
      Dec 7, 2022 @ 9:55am
      Dec 7, 2022
      56 |
      Dec 7, 2022 @ 9:55am
      Dec 7, 2022
      35 |
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 6:13pm
      Aug 14, 2022
      55 |
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 6:12pm
      Aug 14, 2022
      52 |
      Dec 2, 2021 @ 9:08am
      Dec 2, 2021

      Videos of Des Moines Metro Mountain Bike


      10 | Oct 17, 2023
      Ewing Mtb Trails - Jump Line

      0:49 | 45 | Oct 17, 2023
      The Zoo | Updated! | Ewing Park Iowa

      3:36 | 298 | Jul 18, 2021
      Ewing Park Flow and Jump lines

      3:51 | 176 | Jul 18, 2021
      Denmans Woods | Center Trails | Des Moines Iowa

      12:42 | 490 | Jul 18, 2021
      New Low Life Trail | Sycamore North | Johnston...
      2:59 | 147 | Jul 18, 2021 , Des Moines
      Sycamore North Mountain Bike Trail | Johnston Iowa
      10:02 | 232 | Jul 18, 2021 , Des Moines
      Sycamore South Trail | Des Moines Iowa
      7:36 | 137 | Jul 18, 2021 , Des Moines

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Lake Loop - North
      Sycamore
      Jul 19, 2024 @ 12:00pm
      Jul 19, 2024
      WetdanielwieserLarge pools of water over trail with no...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      danielwieseraddreportactivity #55899031 and 2 more
      Jul 19, 2024 @ 6:37pm
      Jul 19, 2024
      JCub18addreportactivity #55803976 and 5 more
      Jul 17, 2024 @ 7:10pm
      Jul 17, 2024
      JCub18addreportactivity #54938468 and 1 more
      Jun 30, 2024 @ 2:08pm
      Jun 30, 2024
      DSpaceNinewishlisttrailactivity #54669098 and 1 more
      Jun 25, 2024 @ 6:56am
      Jun 25, 2024
      MichaelJ6L1Enriddentrailactivity #54604249 and 2 more
      Jun 23, 2024 @ 7:46pm
      Jun 23, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      BlakeXYEfSLtrailRailsplitterWould not recommend flew into a thorn bush and...
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 14, 2024
      fatbottomgirltrailLow Life LoopThese are good trails. The trail builders made...
      Oct 13, 2023 @ 6:28pm
      Oct 13, 2023
      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

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike100255 miles4,938 ft84 miles331 ft
      391,15912,999
      E-Bike22,487 ft3 ft673 ft7 ft
      1,067118
      Hike106258 miles5,171 ft85 miles331 ft
      61,159235
      Trail Running106258 miles5,171 ft85 miles331 ft
      11,159344
      Snowshoe13 miles230 ft4,787 ft135 ft
      14
      Nordic Ski13 miles230 ft4,787 ft135 ft
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