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Scott County Park

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Combination of cleared equestrian trails and single track. Lots of variety with some fast twisty sections, rooty and smooth climbs, creek crossings, tight and open wooded sections.
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Latitude
41.699192149475444
Longitude
-90.53180694580078
Trail Directions
I-80 to US 61 North to Parkview/Long Grove Exit (5 miles north of I-80) East off exit to Old 61. Left on Old 61 (north) 3/4 of a mile to Scott County 270th. East about 2 miles to Park entrance or continue one more mile to the horse corral. One trailhead is at the horse corral right off County 270
Trail Length
8 - 12 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Eldridge
   


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Review Date
February 9, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dgw2jr ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
These reviews are pretty stale so here's an update. Trails are currently maintained by QCFORC, the local mtb club. The trails were recently upgraded with berms on corners where it was easy to wash out. Now you can carry some speed through the corners! There's roughly 10 miles of trail here now, with half being beginner, and the other half intermediate and advanced. There is something for everyone here. Just don't fall and bust your face on the huge log skinny!

Recommended Route:
The trails are very well marked. Basically just keep taking rights to hit every loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sunderbruch Park, Sylvan Island, Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Sugar Bottom, FDR Park



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Review Date
November 27, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dru_b ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
all reviews from this park are old so i thought i would post up something new.

these trails have been completely rebuilt within the past 3 years or so. there is a total of 10.2 miles of pure singletrack, mostly in the timber with a few prairie crossings thrown in the mix. its fast, smooth like butter and awesomely fun. there's enough to challenge the skilled rider but not too much that beginners are left out. it is definitely a work in progress still with tons more trail planned for the future.

terrain is semi hilly, nothing super steep and trails have been well thought out and HIGHLY maintained. probably one of the best in the quad city area. a definite must if you come to the area.

Recommended Route:
route 61 north to parkview exit, turn rt. go to stop sign, turn left (heading back north), take first right. follow approx. 1 mile east and you will see park entrance on the left. once inside the park, follow road and take first left again, cross pride lake on the right and park in gravel lot immediately after on right. trail head is up to the right.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
sunderbruch park - west davenport, ia.

illiniwek park - hampton, il.

sylvan island - moline, il. (featured in dirt rag magazines top 10 urban trail systems)



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Review Date
April 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: treens19 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
if you cant find the "horse corral" its because its a recycling center. maybe someone could recycle all the horse turds that accumulated on my tires. im not bitter though. try and stick to the singletrack as much as possible or you might end up with an equestrian doo doo streak on your back.



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Review Date
June 12, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Scott , from Naperville, IL

Summary:
If you are armed with just the map they give you at the office good luck. Once you find the trails they are good and offer some terrain change, there are a few eroded areas on the trail. they have different level trails that are anywhere from beginner to expert. it was defintely a good place to ride in a place you wouldnt think you would have found some trails. trail markers would have been a plus. thanks again to the local who gave us the tour.

Recommended Route:
Directions above work just fine.



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Review Date
June 3, 1999

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Clayton Covemaker , from Moline IL

Summary:
I guest it would be a good beginer trail if they mowed the grass but if you have any skills you will be very bored here. Not many climbs to speak of and also not very technical. Also it seem like it has pretty desent horse trafic which ruins the trail when it wet. Not that great.

Recommended Route:
Follow the instructions above. Make sure you go to the sugar shack to get on the trails because they will charge you 2 bucks to get in to the park if you are not from Scott county. 2 bucks for here is not worth it

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Loud Thunder in IL



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