Best Iowa Dirt Bike Trails

Iowa has 12 offroad motorcycling rides.

Located in the US, the dirt biking in Iowa offers over ten good dirt bike trail destinations. The best Iowa dirt biking based on popularity are considered to be Bluff Creek ORV Park, River Valley OHV Park, Lakeview ORV Park, Riverview OHV Park, and Rathbun ORV Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Iowa dirt biking trail below.


Bluff Creek ORV Park

Southeast of Des Moines and southwest of Oskaloosa in Mahaska County, the Bluff Creek OHV Park has 20 miles of trails over 360 acres open to off-road motorcycle trails riding. The park land is mainly on an abandoned strip coal mine, and the terrain varys from steep hill climbs to rolling hills. The wooded trails wind through trees, and the family-friendly perimeter trail circles the entire area.  MORE INFO

Lakeview ORV Park

North of Iowa City and northwest of Solon, the Lakeview OHV Area has 160 acres open to off-road motorcycle use. Formerly known as Coralville Lake ORV Area or Ely OHV Park, this large tract of land has numerous trails with areas ranging from sandy shoreline flats to heavily wooded areas intermingled with lowland.  MORE INFO

Rathbun ORV Park

North of Plano near Rathbun Lake in Appanoose County, the Rathbun ATV Park has 120 acres open to off-road motorcycle trails riding in an abandoned rock quarry. The trails are wooded around Rathbun Lake.  MORE INFO

Tama County OHV Park

South of Tama, the Tama County OHV Park is a 300 acre park with tight, rolling forested trails. There is a 15 mile perimeter trail and a kids track.  MORE INFO

Nicholson Ford ORV Park

Northeast of Marshalltown, the Nicholson Ford OHV Park is a 110 acre complex with 20 miles of tight river-bottom forest trails. All resident owned ATVs and dirt bikes must display a valid Iowa DNR registration.  MORE INFO

Gypsum City OHV Park

Southeast of Fort Dodge, the Gypsum City OHV Park has 800 acres open to off-highway motorcycle riding. There are 60 miles of trails through open prairie for novice riders to rolling heavily timbered areas for more advanced riders along with water crossings and mudding areas. There is also a 1.5 mile MX track.  MORE INFO