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  • 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
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      Park founded in 2018 from land donated by John Deere. The park was the original proving grounds developed for John Deere Dubuque Works and is now becoming a mountain biking destination. The park has 6.5 miles of dirt surface singletrack and 2 miles of grass trail. Grass trail names pay homage to the equipment tested at the site. Dirt surface trail names refer to testing procedures conducted by the John Deere product verification team.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Land Manager: Dubuque County Conservation Board
      Parking lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Parking lot off of W John Deere
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 6
      • 8
      • 1
      • 2

      Region Status
      Closed as of 6 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Trails Snowshoe
      6
      Trails Nordic Ski
      6
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,000 ft
      Total Vertical
      205 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      840 ft
      Reports
      1,807
      Photos
      23
      Ridden Counter
      1,405

      Photos of Proving Grounds Mountain Bike

      trail: Drop & Catch
      144 |
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 9:09pm
      Oct 9, 2020
      trail: Drop & Catch
      144 |
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 9:09pm
      Oct 9, 2020
      trail: Drop & Catch
      142 |
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 9:09pm
      Oct 9, 2020
      trail: Dozer Drive
      123 |
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Aug 7, 2020
      237 |
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Jun 15, 2020
      264 |
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Jun 15, 2020
      279 |
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 6:41pm
      Jun 14, 2020
      trail: Hot Start
      218 |
      May 15, 2020 @ 10:25pm
      May 15, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Scrape Rock Wall
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Shakedown
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Stump Grub
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Heat Rise
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Hot Start
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Panic Stop
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Push N Pry
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Rap Out
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Ride Control
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Rimpull
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Skidder Point
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Wetchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Excavator Ridge
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Wetchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Excavator Ridge Connector
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      Wetchipkm TMBR Monitor

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportDozer Drive and 17 more
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:42am
      6 hours
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportBack Drag and 17 more
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 3:18pm
      2 days
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportDozer Drive and 17 more
      Oct 21, 2021 @ 10:04am
      Oct 21, 2021
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportBack Drag and 17 more
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 12:36pm
      Oct 14, 2021
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportDozer Drive and 17 more
      Oct 11, 2021 @ 6:05am
      Oct 11, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2110456SamLandautrailRide ControlContains one of my most favorite wall rides ever
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      user #2110456SamLandautrailDrop & CatchSuper fun trail, some of the step downs can be...
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:32pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      user #2169567Chrisp686reportPush N PryDoes anyone know if these trails are ok to...
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 11:54am
      Aug 11, 2021
      user #2013139makers1963trailRide ControlI could ride this forever
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 6:09pm
      Aug 7, 2020
      user #2013139makers1963trailHot StartVery very HOT ????
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 6:08pm
      Aug 7, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Cloie Creek 3 24.3 km
      FDR Mountain Bike Park 2 14 36 km
      Heritage Trail8.6 km
      Interstate Power Preserve (IPP) 2 2 110.8 km
      Hirsch Farm 1 312.3 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike188 miles1,001 ft3 miles203 ft
      #2,241#1,137231,80741,040
      Hike137 miles745 ft2 miles203 ft
      #3,631#1,7671,79713
      Trail Running137 miles745 ft2 miles203 ft
      #3,636#1,7671,7971
      Snowshoe62 miles118 ft2,444 ft187 ft
      #299#1661,7614
      Nordic Ski62 miles118 ft2,444 ft187 ft
      #211#1281,761
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