Type: Mountain Bike

Length: 37 miles

Surface: Mix

Whiterock will have 15 miles of single track dirt trails. There is also 12 miles of shared use double track trails that are dirt/grass. An additional almost 10 miles of trails connects into town and is crushed aggregate/paved.


Above Average

Grade - Hilly



The 15 miles of single track is purpose built by a professional trail building contractor. The majority of the trail is an intermediate difficuluty, but the Little Dipper and Riverside trails are easy. There is one loop that is nearly five miles without an intersection. The climbs are rewarded with flowing downhill sections. These trails are open to bikes and pedestraians only. There are 12 miels of double track trails which are a combination of dirt and grass. They are open to bikes, equestions, pedestrians and low powered John Deers Gators (only if they are rented from Whiterock). And additional 10 mile loop (and more) takes you into the business district of Coon Rapids and is crused agregate and paved. It is open to bikes, some areas equestrians and pedestrians. (Whiterock also has 6 miles of equestrain/pedestrian only trail). The trail fee is $3 per day for bikes.

Location - Where is this Trail?

Whiterock's visitor Center is at 1436 Highway 141 Coon Rapids, IA 50058. The trailhead for most bike outing is the Star Field at 1523 140th Street, Coon Rapids, IA 50058.


Whiterock's visitor Center is at 1436 Highway 141 Coon Rapids, IA 50058. , potable water and double track trail access is available here.  The trailhead for most bikes is the Star Field at 1523 140th Street, Coon Rapids, IA 50058. This area has a tent campground, a shower house/restrooms, potable water and bike wash. The river campground at 1314 Fig Ave, Coon Rapids, IA 50058 is an additional trailhead depending on where you want to ride. This area has an outhouse and potable water.

Sites & Attractions

The trail takes you by/through oak savanna, prairie, wetland seeps, ponds, pastures, agricultural fields, geological sites, a bison herd, and much more.

History of the Trail

The mountin bike trail was first conceived after an IMBA Trail Care Crew visit. It took 7 years to raise the needed funds, and there were construction delays, but in 2015 almost all of the trail as originally conceived was built. Whiterock looks forward to a long partnership with mountain bikers in creating great trails.


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This trail was last edited by WhiterockConservancy on Jul 27, 2016.

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Embrace the Hills

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  •    3,794

Iowa Gravel Classic

4 Saturday Jul 2020
  • Coon Rapids, IA
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  •    1,946

White Bison Adventure Race

21 Saturday Sep 2019
  • Coon Rapids, IA
  • Adventure Race
  •    2,293

IMBCS Race #9 Whiterock Shred Fest and Iowa State Mountain Biking Championship

24 Saturday Aug 2019
  • Coon Rapids, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    4,830

Iowa Gravel Classic

6 Saturday Jul 2019
  • Coon Rapids, IA
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  •    3,430

IMBCS #7, The Liberty Bell Cup at Whiterock Conservancy

7 Saturday Jul 2018
  • Coon Rapids, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    5,216

DNF (Do Not Freeze!)

17 Saturday Feb 2018
  • Le Mars, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    6,109

Pingora Outdoors - Mountain Biking Whiterock Conservancy

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  •    5,328

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  •    6,459

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29 Sunday May 2016
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  •    6,084

DNF (Do Not Freeze!)

20 Saturday Feb 2016
  • Le Mars, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    13,305

Trail Work Day

26 Saturday Sep 2015
  • Coon Rapids, IA
  • Mountain Biking
  •    5,713

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