Sylvan Island

3.75 out of 5
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↑ 400 ft
↓ 400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
From Quad Cities Friends of Off Road Cycling website:
Sylvan Island Park is a great urban trail system located in Moline, Illinois just 3/4 mile West of the John Deere Commons and the iWireless Center (formerly the Mark of the Quad Cities). The island was once home to a steel mill from which remnants can still be seen such as concrete loading docks and building foundations, railroad tracks, rebar, and loose rock. Despite few elevation changes, the unique nature of the island’s trails makes Sylvan Island Park a fun yet challenging and technical place to ride. The soil composition at Sylvan Island allows for quick drying after precipitation often making it the first available trail system to ride in the Quad Cities following rain. Sylvan Island is always the first venue for the I-74 Mountain Bike Race Series because of its resilient riding conditions.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (13 total check-ins)
  MTBMike4111   on Apr 7, 2019
  MTBMike4111   on Apr 7, 2019
  Angela Bray-Searcy   on Apr 7, 2019
  Angela Bray-Searcy   on Apr 6, 2019
  epic.biker   on Aug 5, 2018
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Reviews (5)

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June 12, 2018
COHIBA1620 Granny Gear  
Review: This is my home Trail anybody come to the Quad Cities to ride this should be your first place to come.


April 7, 2016
Review: Trail is closed. The gate is locked with no hours posted on a kiosk


April 27, 2013
Armyballer Gramcounter  
Review: Sadly it's closed due to the bridge leading to it has been closed by the city, no idea when the bridge will be repaired thus opening up this trail.


March 31, 2012
dgw2jr Singletrack  
Review: That's my Muk in the pic! Yea I ride here pretty often. At least 4 times a week, and pretty much everyday during the winter or when it's wet since the other trails are closed. Great place to test equipment and learn new skills.

Similar Trail: nothing else like it


March 25, 2011
bustinp Gramcounter  
Review: Sylvan Island is a hidden gem in the middle of the Quad Cities area. It is literally an island, at one point it was a mill or something and now is just a bunch of ruins and trails. I am unaware of any trail like it. Watch out for the many intersections or you may T-bone another rider. I ride this trail every chance I get. Sylvan Island is relatively flat, although it has it's share of steep drops, short climbs, jumps, bridges, and a LOT of broken bricks laying around, so try not to fall on them!!It is an 80 proof trail, so please ride responsibly.

Similar Trail: There are no trails quite like this one. Ride it and you will see what I mean.

Sylvan Island MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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