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      Ewing Park is home to the famous Soapbox Derby of Des Moines City, and now hosts a great mountain bike XC area at the south end of the park along with a BMX track and flow trails on the north end.
      Ewing Park Flow Trails Trailhead google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 7
      • 4
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 30, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      551 ft
      Total Vertical
      147 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      975 ft
      Reports
      63
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      1,188

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      Past Week
      • 17 rides

      Photos of Ewing Park Mountain Bike

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      trail: Trail 3
      41 |
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 3:08pm
      Aug 28, 2021
      94 |
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 12:47pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      trail: Grave Digger
      69 |
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 12:44pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      trail: Trail A
      108 |
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 7:43pm
      Jul 7, 2020
      165 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 9:05am
      Apr 25, 2020
      184 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 9:03am
      Apr 25, 2020
      196 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 8:25am
      Apr 25, 2020
      167 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 8:25am
      Apr 25, 2020

      Videos of Ewing Park Mountain Bike


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

      0:49 | 41 | Oct 17, 2023
      The Zoo | Updated! | Ewing Park Iowa

      3:36 | 289 | Jul 18, 2021
      Ewing Park Flow and Jump lines

      3:51 | 168 | Jul 18, 2021
      Good 'ol Iowa Mountain Biking (Ewing Park,...
      10:35 | 145 | Jul 13, 2021 , Des Moines
      Good 'ol Iowa Mountain Biking (Ewing Park,...
      10:35 | 152 | Jul 13, 2021 , Des Moines
      Good ol’ Iowa Mountain Biking (Ewing Park,...

      10:35 | 127 | Jun 12, 2021
      Ewing Park Mountain Biking Spring 2019 // Des...

      6:47 | 189 | Aug 25, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      MarcusJ3AD09riddentrailactivity #51705834
      Apr 26, 2024 @ 4:39am
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      Apr 14, 2024 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 14, 2024
      MarcusJ3AD09riddentrailactivity #51165107 and 2 more
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 5:18am
      Apr 14, 2024
      dmccloneyaddreportactivity #49725720 and 6 more
      Mar 5, 2024 @ 9:41am
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      Feb 22, 2024 @ 4:48am
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike165 miles551 ft2 miles148 ft
      #3,713#1,801863424
      Hike165 miles551 ft2 miles148 ft
      #2,984#1,6486312
      Trail Running165 miles551 ft2 miles148 ft
      #2,983#1,648632
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