Best mountain biking trails in Iowa

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Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Iowa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of mountain biking trails in Iowa
Top trails (59)
#1 - Blue Heron Lake Loop Trail
Raccoon River Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
A nice easy gravel trail through the woods, and paved near the road. It has benches, emergency call boxes, garbage cans, picnic tables, port-a-potties, and bags to dispose of your dogs waste. It's a very nice, clean, scenic trail.Show more
#2 - West Lake and East Lake Trail Loop
Backbone State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
Backbone has 21 miles of hiking and multi-use trails. Visitors can hike along trails winding through old twisted and windblown cedars and up rough, rocky staircases to one of the highest points in northeast Iowa, the "Devil's Backbone." Show more
#3 - Sycamore Trail
Sycamore Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
#4 - Stone State Park Loop Trail
Stone State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#5 - Ashworth Park to Greenwood Park Singletrack
Ashworth Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
The Central Iowa Trail Association (CITA) does an awesome job of maintaining this and many other trails. It is a great trail for hiking and mountain biking.Show more
#6 - Whiterock Conservancy Long Creek trail
Whiterock Conservancy
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre non-profit land trust that balances sustainable agriculture, natural resource protection and public recreation on the landscape. Located near Coon Rapids, Iowa along seven miles of the Middle Raccoon River valley.Show more
#7 - Sugar Bottom Trail
Sugar Bottom Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Please note that this trail is subject to flood related closures. Check the park website for up to date conditions.Show more
#8 - Saylorville Lakeshore Trail
Jester Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
#9 - Geode State Park
Geode State Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
#10 - Sac and Fox Trail
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
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