Sunderbruch Park - TRAIL

Sunderbruch Park - Trail, Davenport, Iowa

5 miles and growing, SWEET single track with ummm everywhere! Some decent hills both up and down, large obstacles on black diamonds have routes around for beginners. Take Telegraph Rd until you see the Sunderbruch sign on the left. (You'll think you're out of town) From parking lot- cross bridge, Blue trail starts immediately on left and this is one of the toughest climbs in the park. For green trails, follow blacktop to the top of the hill, green goes to left and right.

People from out of town have come back repeatedly, and sales of mountain bikes in this area has increased due to this one park opening. Seriously sweet singletrack trails made and maintained by the Quad City Friends of Off Road Cycling

Trail map on Kiosk and downloadable from www.qcforc.org

User Reviews (6)

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510joe   Weekend Warrior [Jul 16, 2012]

FORC has did a fantastic job on this trail system. The new extension of Jubilee is one of the best in the midwest. The additions of natural bridges and rock gardens on blue mound adds to the technical flavor. Loud thunder has some great climbs and a nice techy downhill. This system gets better every year. If you stick to blues and blacks one lap is around 6.5 miles.

Customer Service

Jubilee has a new giant wooden S-Curve that shouldn't be missed!

Similar Products Used: Sco Co, Illiniwek, Sugar Bottom. Skip Sylvan Island unless its winter and there is nowhere else to ride and Loud thunder (the horses took it over).
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4
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3
dgw2jr   Cross Country Rider [Oct 16, 2011]

This trail system is near perfect. The green beginner trails are fast flowing with mild elevation changes so you can maintain your speed through the woods. The blue trails step it up with more elevation changes, obstacles, and pump sections(east side of Sugar Bottom trail going from north to south!). The black diamond trails are about as difficult as they come. Serious elevation changes will burn up your legs and your brakes in rapid succession. Huge log piles, scary off-camber corners, creek crossings with slippery rock climbs, numerous narrow bridges, rock gardens, the list goes on!

Customer Service

For beginners, ride up the paved trail until you reach the Comlara trail entrance. I usually take the east entrance as this direction tends to flow more naturally for me. By going this direction, you save some good flowing downhill on the west side of the loop. If you enter on the west side you will be doing a lot of climbing off the bat.

All others, take the Kickapoo Up trail to Comlara. Stretch well before attempting this climb. Then follow Comlara east and hit every loop that forks off of the green loop. Helmet highly recommended!

Similar Products Used: Scott County Park, Sugar Bottom, Sylvan Island, Illiniwek Forest Preserve
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5
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5
Phil_Debong   Cross Country Rider [Oct 02, 2011]

I grew up riding in west Davenport and moved away in 2002. During a recent trip to visit, my parents took me to this new park for a walk. I took one look at the kiosk map and Whoa!! Mountain bike trails in Davenport, 3 miles from "home", Awesome!!! Grabbed dads old Giant and got my ride on. Trails were slippery from so much recent rain, but that was a nice change from the rocky/dry AZ trail I am used to. Lots of roots and tight turns. They really made the most of the somewhat small area by winding the trails every which way. Unfortunately, the crank broke and I ended up hike-a-biking my way out!! Sooo hot and steamy in those woods with no breeze, 86deg and 80%plus humidity had me panting and I ride 100deg plus in AZ all the time no problem. One question, isn't it common trail courtesy to yield to the uphill rider there(like EVERYWHERE else)? An older gentleman came barrelling down around a corner, I tried to yield but too late. He grabbed his front brake and when over the bars right at me and seemed to think I was at fault.

Similar Products Used: I used to ride at Scott County park and Loud Thunder a lot.
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4
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3
inspector   Weekend Warrior [Aug 23, 2007]

you won't believe your in davenport, iowa. this IS in the city proper, but you would not know it with the horse farms accross the road and grazing deer. it is a true quad city treasure.
the trail is still being developed by the city and the wonderful people of FORC. my 1st time riding this trail was leaving from the lulac club, off rockingham road. but, now it has it's own parking area off of telegraph road. the trails are well marked with a color scheme of green, blue and black. you decide how good you are. no matter what color you choose, you'll be very happy. the trails are all single track with emphasis on technical. this is not your mothers bike trail. lots of turns....steep grades.....well maintained to highest standards. you'll like it! it dries out quickly after rains.

Customer Service

leave from the parking lot and go up. check for the color coded trails.

Similar Products Used: as mentioned previously....syvan island in the middle of the mississippi river on the border of rock island and moline. loud thunder for REAL hills.
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5
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4
Slim3   Cross Country Rider [Jun 21, 2007]

Vibrato hit the nail right on the head. This is a great trail. Its technical enough for more experienced riders, like vibrato, but yet it is easy enough for beginners like me. The descents are great and the hills aren't too tough to take the fun out of it. There are plenty of obstacles. The great thing is that the FORC organization is always adding more trails and modifying the current ones. GREAT!!!!

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5
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4
Vibrato   Cross Country Rider [Jun 20, 2007]

Flow and Ummm from beginning to end! Trails are designed to increase the technical difficulty with speed, not just increase the effort required like most trails. All Blacks have bombing descents and moderate climbs. Trails hardpack nicely for fast rolling. While equestrians are allowed in the park, they are not allowed on Bike trails and vice versa. This means you won't get horse dung on the mouthpeice of your waterbottle while riding. How Sweet is that?!

While a fairly short trail system of 5 miles more or less, this place will keep you entertained until you're too tired to go on!

Reccomended route below may change as trails are being added to this system. This is a City of Davenport Park. Please be respectful so Mountain Bikers will continue to be welcome here.

Customer Service

For beginners, up the blacktop trail and right into the woods on the green at the top of the hill. Follow the green around by skipping the 1st bypass (at the 1st fork in the trail, stay to the right) and take the 2nd one (at the 2nd Fork, stay to the left, go over the bypass through a fence cut and go straight on the blue trail, not to the right on the black trail!) making a large loop back to the blacktop path where you started. Nice, easy, fun ride with challenging yet do-able grades.

For veterans: left into the woods as soon as you cross the bridge on the blacktop path on the blue trail. When you get to the tee at the top of the hill, go right. At every intersection, stay to the right. You'll hit all the good stuff and 4.5 miles later be back at the parking lot one tired dog. Repeat as needed.

Similar Products Used: Sugarbottom, and for a unique riding experience- Sylvan Island.
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5
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3
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