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      Popular Trail Networks

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      Van Peenen Park 6 26 3 1
      Center Trails 11 9
      North Overlook 5 13 3
      FDR Mountain Bike Park 2 14 3
      Banner Lakes 4 4 5
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      Region Details
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      • 34
      • 150
      • 193
      • 44
      • 6

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      556
      Trails Mountain Bike
      513
      Trails E-Bike
      55
      Trails Hike
      544
      Trails Trail Running
      545
      Trails Horse
      40
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      16
      Trails Snowshoe
      14
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      8
      Total Distance
      893 miles
      Total Descent
      53,998 ft
      Total Vertical
      7,399 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,944 ft
      Reports
      8,228
      Photos
      429
      Ridden Counter
      18,382

      Popular Iowa Mountain Biking Trails

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      Lewis and Clark Monument Trail
      Lewis & Clark Park
      201
      Sugar Bottom Recreation Area
      202
      Sugar Bottom Recreation Area
      Single Phase
      Interstate Power Preserve (IPP)
      203
      Sugar Bottom Recreation Area
      102
      Sugar Bottom Recreation Area
      105
      Sugar Bottom Recreation Area
      Dozer Drive
      Proving Grounds
      205
      Sugar Bottom Recreation Area
      Distribution Line
      Interstate Power Preserve (IPP)
      Transformer
      Interstate Power Preserve (IPP)
      Kickapoo Down
      Sunderbruch Park
      Back Drag
      Proving Grounds
      Kickapoo Up
      Sunderbruch Park
      Jump Line
      Sunderbruch Park

      Iowa Mountain Bike Routes

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      SUGAR BOTTOM BABY
      Solon
      10 miles
      Race Route (Proposed)
      Proving Grounds
      6 miles
      Banner Full Lap - All Loops
      Banner Lakes
      6 miles
      Phinney Park Loop
      Lizard Creek
      2 miles
      Beginner Loop
      North Overlook
      4,134 ft
      Full route at Proving Grounds
      Proving Grounds
      8 miles
      Sugar Bottom south side TT
      Solon
      5 miles
      FDR 9 miler
      FDR Mountain Bike Park
      9 miles
      Loomis Park
      Fort Dodge
      2,300 ft
      Scott Community College
      Bettendorf
      1 mile

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 19 rides
      Yesterday
      • 50 rides
      Past Week
      • 245 rides

      Photos of Iowa Mountain Bike

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      Jun 29, 2022 @ 4:00pm
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      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:56pm
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      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:53pm
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      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:52pm
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      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:47pm
      Jun 29, 2022
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      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:43pm
      Jun 29, 2022
      0 |
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:36pm
      Jun 29, 2022
      trail: Transformer
      476 |
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 1:21pm
      Apr 22, 2019

      Videos of Iowa Mountain Bike

      trail: Brickyard
      | Oct 16, 2021
      Austin falling at Lewis & Clark
      98 | Sep 4, 2021
      Speed Patrol
      0:16 | 537 | Mar 11, 2016
      Whip Practice
      0:10 | 780 | Nov 17, 2015
      Bikes R Fun
      1:19 | 338 | Nov 7, 2015
      Midwest DH
      0:46 | 257 | Sep 23, 2015
      Jump Line Run
      trail: Jump Line
      0:52 | 385 | Dec 14, 2014
      Hairpin
      trail: North 40
      0:14 | 180 | Oct 14, 2014

      Activity Feed

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      user #3089830mxsteve125wishlisttrailTransformer
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 5:53am
      8 hours
      user #1970635bennettbiberaddreportRollercoaster and 6 more
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 4:10am
      9 hours
      user #3095612moosewinkle99wishlisttrailRaccoon River Valley Trail (SW)
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 4:50am
      2 days
      user #3095612moosewinkle99wishlisttrailSummerset Trail and 1 more
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 4:49am
      2 days
      user #3095612moosewinkle99wishlisttrailGay Lea Wilson Trail
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 4:48am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #2423591FishbuilttrailConnector TrailFencing has been added on paved path side that...
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 7:33am
      Nov 18, 2021
      user #2013139makers1963trailHeritage TrailThis is an absolute stunning trail, the gravel...
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 2:30pm
      Oct 26, 2021
      user #2231927joe-from-iowatrailJunkyard GoatTrail is currently closed due to logging....
      Oct 19, 2021 @ 10:26am
      Oct 19, 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

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Daniel's Denskill parkDubuque
      Ewing Park BMX Trackskill parkDes Moines

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike512842 miles49,774 ft320 miles7,398 ft
      #534108,2271827,490
      E-Bike5579 miles5,207 ft27 miles7,346 ft
      #582,8674464
      Hike543865 miles51,808 ft329 miles7,398 ft
      #53188,1881,001
      Trail Running545882 miles52,467 ft335 miles7,398 ft
      #5318,188412
      Horse40101 miles6,339 ft44 miles7,346 ft
      #503362
      Dirtbike/Moto215 miles1,677 ft6 miles7,346 ft
      #473338
      Observed Trials1
      5
      ATV/ORV/OHV215 miles1,677 ft6 miles7,346 ft
      #463331
      Snowmobile1652 miles3,061 ft16 miles784 ft
      #171
      Snowshoe1415 miles1,890 ft6 miles636 ft
      #432,58377
      Downhill Ski18 miles1,247 ft4 miles154 ft
      #1593
      Backcountry Ski233 miles1,407 ft10 miles492 ft
      #25133
      Nordic Ski812 miles1,493 ft5 miles518 ft
      #422,581184
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