Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Open

    Scott County Park

    Open

    Illiniwek

    Open

    Westbrook 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.

    Scott County Park

    Scott County Park
    Parkview, IA


    Scott County Park offers 10 1/2 miles of flowing, fast singletrack mountain bike trails on the Southeast side of the park which begs to be ridden. Keep an eye out for some surprises this year that may pop up anytime. Phone the park at (563) 328-3282 for trail closure information.

    Scott County Park is also home to a variety of amenities for those less interested in biking such as a golf course, multiple picnic shelters with tables, grills and/or fireplaces, five unique camping areas throughout the park with modern restrooms and showers, several cabins available for rent, a recently renovated Olympic-size heated swimming pool and aquatic center, a baseball field, several playgrounds, a radio-controlled airplane site, and hike-only and equestrian-only nature trails. Winter activities at Scott County Park include cross-country skiing and snow shoeing.

    Scott County Park is located nine miles North of Davenport, Iowa. Use exit #129 from U.S. Highway 61. The entrance to the park is located on 270th Street. Trail head is located at Pride Lake. After entering through the main gate, follow the road to the first right hand turn. That road will take you right to Pride Lake. Over flow parking is on the left hand side of the road across from the lake. ENJOY!!

    Click here for map: http://www.qcforc.org/trails/scp/SCP-MTB-Map.pdf

    Also visit the Scott County Website: http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conse...ite=SCP:biking