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08-11-2014 02:05 AM
yjJEEPyj Sorry! I mis clicked! Thought this was my build thread. My bad
08-11-2014 01:16 AM
yjJEEPyj Just had to share this pic! Me in the McLaren mp4-12c my buddy in the Ferrari 454 Italia just hitting up the Colorado back roads

08-08-2014 08:09 PM
yjJEEPyj Yea that will happen... I would go with no hard top
08-06-2014 11:29 AM
Principal Just spent time at cliffs terrain in il. It was my first time at a park. I thought it was fun. Lots of scratches from trees on top
08-01-2014 07:43 AM
Hedsic There are a few places in Iowa. There is one guy that built a huge offroad park on some land he ownes out in St Mary/Martensdale. It's gated off unless you are with him though. I see him post up on Facebook all the time and it looks like they hit the trail at least once a week if not more.

Another place is called "The Farm" out past Pella. It's supposed to be a really good sized offroad park built there as well. It's for members of the Jeep Out Club of Central Iowa but anyone can join.

Also coming is up the Iowa Jeep Show 4x4 Event in Nevada. 2 Day event that includes some offroad courses and other events. That is the end of September (20'th and 21'st)

I have not gone to any 3 of these places before myself so I do not know the quality of them but I have heard all 3 are great.
07-29-2014 03:02 PM
yjJEEPyj Closest place that is worth it to go.. is the cliffs offrad park. Its next to Chicago. About a hour nd 45 mins from Davenport. It gets alot of hate, people say the trails are no maintained well. But are off road trails suppose to be maintained? Mise well go hit a level B! Na but its a solid place to wheel. They have a jeep event coming up weekend of August 23rd. Pm me if your interested!
07-27-2014 09:10 AM
WarDamn So I am guessing that Iowa pretty much sucks for offroading... Time to relocate to Colorado....
10-24-2012 03:16 AM
gillettetg I am interested in Mississippi valley jeepers also..I have heard of qc jeepers and quad cities muddslingers also. There are trails in Illinois about two hours from the quad cities.
05-15-2012 09:35 AM
jkiniowa not too many places, kind of sucks
02-12-2012 10:00 PM
yjJEEPyj I live in Maquoketa Iowa. I'm interested in your Club Firehawk. I know of a few LVL B and C roads within 40 miles of my house. Prolly around 10. And My parents have a Small amount of woods that I have free rain over. Behind my dads shop there is a small section of Valley to a narrow creek that I've road quads and dirt bikes threw for years. It would take some cleaning up.. But I would welcome anyone that wants to make some short trails.
02-12-2012 01:24 PM
yjJEEPyj I live around the quad city's. Im interested in your club. Were do you do your trail runs??
05-28-2010 09:30 AM
rogertc1 There is a Class B Road dirt road a couple miles north of Andrew, Iowa. Couple miles long follows a small ravine stream.
05-27-2010 09:25 AM
Originally Posted by kioti View Post
Hey Iowa guys. Anybody on the east side of the state? I am part of a group getting started. Mississippi Valley Jeepers. We get together on a regular basis for trail runs.
I'm from the QC area. Where do you do your trail runs?
04-04-2010 05:47 PM
kioti Hey Iowa guys. Anybody on the east side of the state? I am part of a group getting started. Mississippi Valley Jeepers. We get together on a regular basis for trail runs.
10-14-2009 03:02 PM
backforty I have quite a bit of land and have entertained the idea of a Jeep trail system, but the "tear it up" mentality is what concerns me. I love a good mud bog and slop around, but in the end, I have to clean it up and prevent erosion. I have worked hard to restore prairies, wetlands and forests, so I am very careful. I am still giving it thought....
06-01-2009 04:42 PM
1997redTJ yeah i live in iowa too and really want some areas to tear some stuff up i mean, do any of those clubs do anything on the eastern side of things
04-17-2009 01:50 PM
roadsuk There is no legal place in Iowa for full-size 4x4s. There are several ATV parks but that does us no good. 600 acres out by Iowa City was open until the ATV groups convinced the DNR Jeeps are the devil and now it's closed to us. There is only private-owned land by some of the 4x4 clubs in Iowa unless you know of a person with their own land. The clubs in Iowa have started to try and get an OHV park but that takes alot of time and money so it will be a while. One club, Make It Or Break It( has "open-wheeling" events a couple of times a year so check out their site to see when that is. I believe the next open run is Memorial Day. The Jeep club,JOCCI(, has some private land also that is fun to ride on but like everything you need to be a member. Other than those options, you need to go out of state. You should check out those two clubs and see what you think.
04-13-2009 09:13 PM
mntnclmbr Isn't there any place out by Saylorville? or some of the quarries?
03-14-2009 09:08 PM
where is it legal to tear it up in iowa???

i live in des moines and i wanna go off-roadin but i cant really find any good spots where i can legally do it at...any spots anyone can think of?

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