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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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. By the end of 2020, the park is expected to have 6.5 miles of dirt surface singletrack and 3 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
      Parking lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Parking lot off of W John Deere
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 6
      • 5
      • 1
      • 1

      Region Status
      Closed as of 1 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      4
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      839 ft
      Total Vertical
      205 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      840 ft
      Reports
      303
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      340

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Proving Grounds Mountain Bike

      23 |
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Jun 15, 2020
      28 |
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Jun 15, 2020
      37 |
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 6:41pm
      Jun 14, 2020
      trail: Hot Start
      46 |
      May 15, 2020 @ 10:25pm
      May 15, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Stump Grub
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:26pm
      1 days
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Backdrag
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:26pm
      1 days
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Drop & Catch
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:26pm
      1 days
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Rimpull
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:26pm
      1 days
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Scrape Rock Wall
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:26pm
      1 days
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Shakedown
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:26pm
      1 days
      Prevalent Mudchipkm TMBR Monitor
      Skidder Point
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 11:55am
      Jun 4, 2020
      Variableberrthum

      Activity Feed

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      user #2170791JJGaciochriddentrailRimpull and 6 more
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 8:56pm
      10 hours
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportBackdrag and 7 more
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:26pm
      1 days
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportBackdrag and 14 more
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 7:57pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportBackdrag and 7 more
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 5:35pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      user #2151018chipkmaddreportBackdrag and 7 more
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 11:48am
      Jul 11, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1056411darkins44trailDrop & CatchMight be my favorite line in the midwest! ...
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 7:25am
      Jun 15, 2020
      user #1056411darkins44trailStump GrubGreat and fast. A couple of hard to see...
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 7:21am
      Jun 15, 2020
      user #1056411darkins44trailScrape Rock WallSo much fun! Only rode it up as I didn't have...
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 7:20am
      Jun 15, 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
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