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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: Yes
      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
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      Region Details
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      • 6
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      • 2
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 day
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails E-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
      984 ft
      Total Vertical
      205 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      840 ft
      Reports
      6,244
      Photos
      36
      Ridden Counter
      2,878

      Photos of Proving Grounds Mountain Bike

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      Dec 4, 2023 @ 4:48pm
      Dec 4, 2023

      Videos of Proving Grounds Mountain Bike

      youtuber Proving Grounds | Dubuque, Iowa

      9:22 | 31 | Mar 31, 2024
      youtuber Proving Grounds | Dubuque, Iowa

      9:22 | 46 | Mar 31, 2024
      Dozer Drive trail at Proving Grounds in...
      1:43 | 71 | Jun 26, 2023 , Dubuque
      Back Drag at Proving Grounds

      3:22 | 54 | Jun 26, 2023
      Proving Grounds: Trail review of Dubuque, Iowa

      17:19 | 129 | Sep 9, 2022

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Recent Comments

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      darkins44trailPush N PryNow this is a trail! Sessioned this trail to...
      Jun 20, 2023 @ 11:49am
      Jun 20, 2023
      SamLandautrailRide ControlContains one of my most favorite wall rides ever
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      SamLandautrailDrop & CatchSuper fun trail, some of the step downs can be...
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:32pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      Chrisp686reportPush N PryDoes anyone know if these trails are ok to...
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 11:54am
      Aug 11, 2021
      makers1963trailRide ControlI could ride this forever
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 6:09pm
      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 miles984 ft3 miles203 ft
      #1,516#825366,24441,877
      E-Bike188 miles984 ft3 miles203 ft
      #553#1934,35815
      Hike137 miles656 ft2 miles203 ft
      #1,593#9796,23343
      Trail Running137 miles656 ft2 miles203 ft
      #1,595#9776,2333
      Snowshoe62 miles154 ft3,228 ft187 ft
      #279#1686,1966
      Nordic Ski62 miles154 ft3,228 ft187 ft
      #151#1026,196
      • By FroDaddyDBQ TMBR Monitor TMBR & contributors
      • Admins: TMBR Monitor, TMBR
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