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Scott County Park

Intermediate
 4.1 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The Quad Cities largest singletrack trail system.


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8.1

Miles

13.0

KM

100%

Singletrack

777' 237 m

High

712' 217 m

Low

412' 126 m

Up

412' 126 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Trails are open or closed at park rangers discretion.
Go to scottcountyiowa.com/conserv… for trail status.
Trail closing will be stated. If there is no statement the trails are likely open, but a call to the park office is a recommended second step just to be sure (563) 328-3282 ext 1. November through March the park office is closed and messages are checked a couple times per day.
These trails seem to be slower to re-open after rain than Sunderbruch or Illiniwek.

Overview

This featured ride encompasses all of the mountain bike trails at Scott County Park.

Description

The trailhead starts at Pride Lake. There is a small parking area next to the lake and a larger parking area across the road.

The first loop is considered beginner level with plenty of room on either side of your bars. There are two intermediate loops that branch off and feature more climbs and descents as well as some man-made obstacles.

The second loop tightens up into some very narrow singletrack that will require the rider to tuck in to avoid hitting trees on the side of the trail. A more difficult loop named Cannon branches off after the pine tree straightaway. Cannon is considered the most aerobically challenging trail in the system due to it's length and the number of climbs in and out of the ravines. There are some new man-made obstacles on this trail that are not for the faint of heart.

The last intermediate loop is aptly named Pine Bowl. The entire trail surface is covered with pine cones and needles and will require the rider to pay strict attention in some of the tight corners or risk washing out the front wheel.

The final stretch back to the parking lot is fast and flowing, perfect for getting the heart rate down before heading out.

Contacts

Shared By:

Eric Perry with improvements by SCOTT KIRKPATRICK

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 11 votes

#2

in Eastern Iowa

#1808

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Photos

Looking across the bowl and towards the Pine trees.
Jul 17, 2013 near Park View, IA
Fun feature located along trail.
Jul 16, 2013 near Park View, IA
The first and toughest feature on this trail.
Jul 22, 2013 near Park View, IA
It's fun and pretty long!  The picture probably shows 1/3 of it.
Jul 22, 2013 near Park View, IA
Sign indicating turn for Pine Bowl loop.
Jul 17, 2013 near Park View, IA
Slightly banked turned.
Jul 22, 2013 near Park View, IA

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Jul 30, 2019
Cole Gerard
Ride with dad
Oct 21, 2017
Timothy Grosnick
Ride with Christina 3mi
Aug 25, 2017
Charlie Berns
First time here. Won't be the last. I had a blast, I've got the scratches to prove it. 9.4mi
Aug 19, 2017
Brian Kellogg
Aug 3, 2017
burnindaylight Davis
Sep 15, 2014
Kevin Hammond
8mi