Sugar Bottom

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.53 out of 5
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Intermediate
12
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,300 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
793
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
http://www.icorrmtb.org The website does a good job at describing the trail and offers maps. There are plenty of log hops and switchbacks to make this a good place to ride. The roots in the pine section can be painfull on the backside, so be prepared. You can easily ride the entire system without being too worn out. Just pick a starting point and go,.
added by disfigured_figureBunny Hop October 11, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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January 3, 2015
 
Review: I lived in the area for 6 years and hit this trail system everyday I possibly could. The flow is second to none. As previously stated ICORR has done an amazing job with this system. It is constantly evolving and under immaculate care. There is something here for everyone. Flat out amazing.

Similar Trail: Sunderbruch

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September 15, 2014
 
Review: Wife and I had a good ride, although it was the day after a light rain. The trails were a bit soggy/muddy, but open. Hit some slippery spots, tires got packed in, certainly on the north trails. Ran down the gravel road to clear.
Green trails were mostly smoth and flowy, a few roots, no rocks. The blue trails were basically the same, except some slight climbs and descents. Make sure to call before coming, to make sure they are open. A few trails were closed, likely due to trail damage/muddy spots.
We are from CO, so midwest trails don't have the big climbs, but also few rocks. We like the midwest trails, strongly suggest you stop by and ride this one if you can.
Nice bike cleaning station with hose, to clear any mud on bike.

Similar Trail: Sunderbruch

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September 10, 2014
 
Review: Sexiest trail ive been on

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May 29, 2014
 
Review: Excellent xc trail system. It is nothing short of amazing what ICORR has managed to do with so few volunteers. Classic Midwest singletrack with improved flow over time / with reroutes and the addition of some technical trail features.

Similar Trail: Quad Cities trails by FORC, George Wyth, Squaw Creek, Beverly Park!

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October 22, 2013
 
Review: Some of the best trails in the Midwest that I have ever been on by far. They are always very well maintained. The "fishbone" 1-way layout of the trails is so intuitive. Even the beginner trails are very fun and varied enough to keep all the rides interesting. The number of trails and number of miles available there makes it so that I do not have to do the same routes every time that I go there.
Very highly recommended and well worth the trip if you have to travel to get there.

Similar Trail: Beverly Park, Rock Cut State Park

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August 9, 2012
 
Review: Mostly uni-directional trail system. Mostly beginner to intermediate trails, some advanced trails. If people get in over their head, everything is walkable. It looks like it's in the process of being re-routed to be more "IMBA'y." Lots of fall lines have been taken out and switchbacks put in. Mostly short, punchy climbs with roots and turns adding to the fun factor. One large, steep hill (Cyclocross hill); momentum is your friend on that one! Definitely a must ride in Iowa.

Similar Trail: Seven Oaks, Beverly Park, Center Trails, Banner Lakes, Decorah MTB Trail system

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July 21, 2012
 
Review: Fun trail system, Lots of twisty one way single track. Central gravel road for easy bail out. Main "Green" trail which all the other "More Difficult" trails loop off of. Can make a 12 mile loop without repeating anything. Takes a lap or two to get the lay of the trail, then you can start to fly ( it's all one way). didn't find anything very technically difficult, however riding it fast will keep you on your toes, or into a tree, and the pine needles are slippery! They are in the process of building skills/ terrain section, so more fun to come. Bike/ body wash at the TH.

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October 28, 2011
 
Review: Great trail system! No equestrians allowed so no worries about horse poo! Trails for beginners to advanced riders. 201 is my favorite!

Similar Trail: Sunderbruch Park, Scott County Park

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May 26, 2010
 
Review: Awesome trail system. I've been going for the last 3 years and haven't gotten tired of it yet. The trails are slightly modified every year to keep you coming back for more. Trail difficulties for every skill level. Great spot located on the lake along with camping grounds. Give it a try and you won't regret it!

Similar Trail: Beverly Park

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August 19, 2009
 
Review: Everything from green to double black.

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Sugar Bottom MTB Trail 4.53 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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