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South West Park

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Mostly Quad Trails but this place is newly discovered by everyone else. This land is owned by the City of Davenport and is in the discussion phase right now of what exactly to do with it a park of some sort with multi use trails are one of the options.In this place you will forget you are in the city it has hills to make your legs scream going up & your brain scream coming down & in between you'll be thinking how come I havent been to this place before? The hills are rooty off camber& STEEP but dont let that scare you. There is a creek (Walnut Creek)that in the winter its only 3-6in. deep a trail runs back/forth across it with some fairly technical transfers but it's so sweet! Lots of BIG HILLS for everyone or Semi Flat trails too. this place just needs a helping hand.So if you wnat to ride your bike and live in the midwest you should check this place out.Right now there are no trail rules so if cross country is your thing go hit those quad trails & if freeriding/downhill is yours dont let this place go by.
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Latitude
41.50870584705253
Longitude
-90.64115524291992
Trail Directions
There are no Park or Trailhead signs.The trail head is located at the N/E corner of the LULAC club 2 ways to go from there UP or Straight but to get in the pking lot sometimes the gate is closed if it is just walk around to the left side of it and there is no side it's ok to go thru the lot but only thru. So now to get there: Park at the intersection of Rockingham Rd(22) & Ricker Hill Rd. (mapquest.com) there is a gravel turaround park on the W side of it on the grass as far in as you can get,there is no sign that says you can't park here. How to get there: 1/2Mile W. of HWY 61 on Rockingham Rd.(22) & About 1/4Mile E. of the (Tasty Freeze) on Rockingham Rd.(22)
Trail Length
Several miles exist with much more potential
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Davenport
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 4, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: chochey ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The newly-cut 3.5 mile loop around Southwest Park's lower third is a very, very nice ride for both the intermediate and advanced. The trail does not currently have signs and post markers, but can be easily followed.

Situated in a very hilly and picturesque terrain, the trail features off-camber downhills, tight technical turns(some are handlebar mangling), bridges, and a rather rude (but sweet) uphill entrance. The FORC team will be building more in the coming months/year.

For those of you who have ridden Sugar Bottom, this park will give you a nice workout-if not a better one! In fact, I think this park will eventually easily rival Loud Thunder.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Other Q-C area trails include Sylvan Island, Scott County Park, and Loud Thunder.



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Review Date
October 18, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: seventytimes7x ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Man has this trail progressed. Last year it was nothing but a bunch of rutted ATV trails, now it's full of uphills, downhills, and everything in between. SWP has turned out to be a pretty solid XC trail. There's a ton of potential here and I can't wait untill next year to see what all takes shape. Great job FORC for all the hard work!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sugarbottom baby.



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Review Date
May 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kamikaze , from Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A.

Summary:
lots of everything, from very technical stuff, to freeriding, this land is owned by the city and is ok to ride, htese are some of the best trail in the area, so please take care of what we have

Recommended Route:
Go around the fence and up the not-so-steep hill

Other recommended trails in the same area:
sylvain island, shady 8, jungee outback



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