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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 18 riders

Mountain Biking Dehn's

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#27 of 94 mountain bike trails in Iowa
#3,701 in the world

Neat 4 mile trail system, all single track, winding tight turns, a few real ladder bridges, Sometimes you forget, you are in Iowa.

First added by searsandrewj on May 4, 2005. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Hwy. 61 to Burlington, IA. Turn east (toward river) on Mt. Pleasant. Go approx. half mile, turn left into the YMCA parking lot.
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  • user_not_found

    A super fun trail! Probably my favorite local trail. Wish it had some of the jumps that it looks like used to be there but still a very fun trail.

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  • Kori Shadrick

    Trail is seriously overgrown with no signage to show direction. Lots of potential. Jumps and intermediate track. With proper trail crew this place would be amazing. 7/3/16

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  • Not your mamma

    The trailhead started behind the YMCA, so I parked there. Initially it didn't look like much, but the further I went in the better it became. Very nice trail system.

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  • shark67

    I was in town for the weekend (from WI), and I rode this trail this past weekend on recommendation from the local bike shop. Had a blast! Spent about 2 hours on the trails, going every which way. The ladder bridges were fun, but not overly challenging. They were visually intimidating on first run, but not hard to ride. It was a little wet in places, so I practiced my mudding skills. Some of the technical hills were impossible with the mud. You go fast, slow, and everything in between. It's not a long trail, but it kept my interest for 2 hours. I highly recommend this trail for a good workout, and to let some aggression out. Can't beat it for being in town (behind YMCA).

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  • tfmark5

    Lots of overgrowth on this tight path. Got lost twice. At around .8 miles, opens into ATV paths. It was nearly impossible to know which way to go, but I picked a path (presumably the wrong one) as there eventually came a hill that I could hardly walk the bike up. Didn't see any arrows, so definitely go with someone who knows the trail (because we had to turn around due to getting lost).

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  • mtb05grl

    This trail is fast when it's dry/frozen. It's a 4.7 mile loop. The fastest lap time that I know of is around 22 minutes. Several short, technical climbs along with a few good decents. Many bridges that will give you goosebumps when you go over them. I recommend going with someone who knows the trails well first because it can be confusing. If you get lost, try and follow the orange/yellow dots or arrows on the trees.

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