• Scott County Park

    Boardwalk on the Tarmac trail.

    Boardwalk on the Tarmac trail.

    Summary

    The Scott County Park trail system offers the largest amount of singletrack at one location in the QC area. A full loop will be near 11 miles in total length. The trails offer a variety of difficulty level from beginner to advanced and explore the diverse terrain and natural areas of the park. Trail character varies from open and flowy to extremely tight and twisty (bring the 26er) with some short climbs and descents thrown into the mix. Be sure to try the many, optional, technical features along the way to add an extra challenge.

    Trail Map

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    Trail Information

    • Park View (Beginner 3.0 mi)
    • Long Grove (Beginner 1.76 mi)
    • ScoCoPa (Beginner 1.46 mi)
    • Tarmac (Intermediate 0.95 mi) A quick climb followed by a long boardwalk descent then a long climb to the top of the hill for a rewarding switchbacking descent through a large meadow with great views of Pride Lake.
    • Jumbo (Intermediate 0.48mi)
    • Bad Neighbourhood (Intermediate 0.18mi)
    • Cannon Loop (Expert 1.84 mi)
    • Area 51 (Advanced 0.61 mi)

    Park Hours

    Trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Night riding is not allowed.

    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 the QC Area: Take HW61 North to Park View Exit (#129) Look for the Scott County Park road signs. Turn Right on 267th St. and go 0.8 mi. Turn Left on Veterans Way/Scott Park Rd and go .25 mi Turn Right on 270th St and go 0.9 mi Turn Left into Park Entrance and go 0.4 mi Turn Right and go 0.3 mi to Pride Lake Trailhead.

    Trail Photos

    More Info

    More info about the park itself can be found at Scott County's website: Scott Count Park

  • Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Closed

    Scott County Park

    Closed

    Illiniwek

    Closed

    Westbrook Park

    Closed

    Stephens Park

    Closed

    Geneseo Prairie Park

    Closed

    Dorrance Park

    Coming Soon

  • MTB Trail Etiquette

    • 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.