• Sunderbruch Park

    Berm bridge on the Jubilee trail.

    Berm bridge on the Jubilee trail.


    Summary


    Sunderbruch Park is the crown jewel of off-road riding in Davenport, Iowa. Comprised of 99% singletrack trails, a full gamut of difficulty levels (green to black diamond) are incorporated into the seven mile trail system.

    Trail Information


    Sunderbruchís GREEN trails boast 2 miles of the most beautiful wooded scenery found in Davenport and test riders with a few small, beginner log crossings, one ladder bridge and one corduroy feature Our BLUE trails offer riders moderate changes in elevation, some rooted and off-camber terrain, a variety of corduroy sections and log-crossings, and large wooden berms and other wooden structures. BLACK Sunderbruch trails greet riders with fast descents and challenging climbs, creek crossings, some narrow winding trails, roots, skinnies, drops, and a plethora of logs. Sunderbruch has something to meet every riderís interest. You will not go home disappointed!


    Trail List:
    • Kickapoo Up (Intermediate ) A quick climb from the parking lot to the top of the hill featuring a couple of boardwalks. Uphill use only!
    • Comlara (Beginner ) A gentle rolling loop with a few roots and a fun downhill run towards the end.
    • Farmdale (Beginner ) A longer beginner friendly loop featuring more roots, a few small log skinnies, and a little more challenge.
    • L.T. (Expert ) Widely regarded as one of the most physically and technically challenging trails in the QC. Stream crossings, drops, high speed rooty downhill runs, and a couple leg burning climbs.
    • Jubilee (Intermediate ) Fast and flowy section of trail with some climbing, drops, multiple bridges, and two large wooden berms.
    • Sugarbottom (Intermediate ) High speed downhill run with some fun rollers and drops along the way and a moderate climb on the way out.
    • Watermelon Pass (Expert ) A short bypass section with a couple of switchbacks, a bridge crossing a ravine, and the infamous watermelon step up feature after the climb out.
    • Rock Cut (Intermediate ) Starts out tight and twisty, crosses a few log piles, and then dumps into a massively fast downhill run. Bring your climbing legs to get you out of here.
    • Palos (Expert ) Lots of fun features like G-outs, log skinnies, corduroys, and drops.
    • Kettle Moraine (Intermediate ) Swooping rooty downhill and another moderate climb out from the tip of the finger.
    • Blue Mound (Expert ) Lots of challenging features such as roots, drops, skinnies, rock gardens, and sections of technical climbing.
    • Kickapoo Down (Intermediate ) Balls to the wall downhill with a drop and chunky root section towards the end. Trail is signed for one way travel (downhill) and for bikes only.


    There are also approximately 4 1/2 miles of separate equestrian trails for our hoofed friends.

    Trail Map


    Click here to view the Sunderbruch trail map. (PDF 2.74 MB)

    Park Hours


    Sunderbruch trails are open 24 hours a day which make them a great place to night ride. Be aware the main park gates are locked by the city around sunset. Make sure you park in the lot just off of Telegraph road and outside this main gate if you plan on using the park after sunset. People have been locked in before!

    Trail Closures


    The dirt trails at the park are closed to all users when wet and muddy to prevent damage. Trails also close during winter and spring freeze thaw cycles when the soil is extremely sensitive to rutting and soil displacement. Check the trail status before you head out to the park in the upper left corner of this page.

    Directions



    • From I-280 Locust Street exit: Exit I-280 and head East into Davenport. Turn right (South) on Wisconsin. When Wisconsin tees at the stop sign, turn left (West) onto Telegraph Road. The park is roughly 1/4 mile further on the right side.
    • From I-280 West River Drive exit: Exit I-280 at the West River Drive exit, head East into Davenport, turn left (North) on Utah (this is the first road once you exit I-280). At the stop sign, turn right (West) on Telegraph Road. Continue on Telegraph through one stop sign and the park will be on the right side of the road 1/4 mile further.
    • From downtown Davenport: Head West on 4th Street, Davenport. This road eventually becomes Telegraph Road at the Waverly Road 4-way stop. Continue on for approx. 1.6 miles and the park will be on the left-hand side of the road.


    Other Informaiton


    Also available at the park are toilets, a picnic shelter with fireplace, and a paved bike path. There is no on site water so be sure to bring your own.

    Check out what others have to say about the Sunderbruch Trails over on MTBR:
    http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...6_4547crx.aspx

    Observation deck on the Jubilee trail.

    Observation deck on the Jubilee trail.

  • Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Closed

    Scott County Park

    Closed

    Illiniwek

    Closed

    Westbrook Park

    Closed

    Stephen's Park

    Open

  • MTB Trail Ettiquette

    • Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal Wilderness.

    • Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

    • Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

    • Yield Appropriately: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.

    • Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

    • Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.