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QC Area Recreation Trails

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duck creek trail CLOSURES

The Duck Creek Sewer Interceptor project is has sections of the Duck Creek Trail closed. Find details and trail impacts at this link.
Trail impacts: 
•   Trail between Pine and Hickory Grove Rd will remain closed most of the summer/into early fall.
•   Trail at Fairmount will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning the week of July 15. Once the crew is finished with prep work, this section will reopen. 


The built environment plays a vital role in community life by increasing connectivity and providing pedestrians access to public spaces. To improve the health, safety, and welfare of Davenport citizens, the City of Davenport recognizes that enhancing sidewalks and bikeways increases physical activity opportunities where residents live, work, learn, and play. 


Trails are a great way to get back outdoors and to avoid other congested natural areas and connect people to nature and their neighbors, provide free physical activity opportunities to improve health, and increase access and equity for active transportation.  The QC Area and Davenport has many miles of recreational trails, and some are closer than you might think!

• Operating Hours: Sunrise - 30 Minutes after Sunset (except Sunderbruch Trail-gate closes at sunset, but trail is open 24 hours/day)
• Leash and clean up after dogs
• Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
• Motorized vehicles prohibited on recreational trails


  • Watch for vehicles
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Maintain safe speed
  • Keep right and pass on left
  • Announce yourself
  • If you stop, get off the trail
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep animals on leash and under control
  • Obey all signs
  • Keep the trail clean
  • Protect yourself and others

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Davenport TrailS Committee

The Davenport Trails Committee is a city-led body of employees, business leaders, educators, and residents. The mission of the Davenport Trails Committee is to promote a safe and healthy community by supporting active lifestyles. The Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4PM at The River’s Edge, 700 W. River Drive, in the conference room. 

If you are interested in volunteering with the Committee, contact Amanda Randerson via email at [email protected].


The purpose of the Trails Committee is to advocate for the Davenport multi-use trails, to advise the Parks and Recreation Department on matters concerning recreation trails, bike lanes, and other similar enhancements within the City of Davenport and enhance safety and equity in the City of Davenport by prioritizing pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities.

Powers and Duties


The Committee shall have the following general powers and duties:

  • Provide general guidance and recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Department on matters concerning recreation trails, bike lanes, and other similar enhancements.


The Committee shall utilize funds allocated by the Parks and Recreation, as well as any and all available donations and grants to carry out the objectives/functions within the general scope above. 


Amanda Randerson
Recreation Supervisor
700 W River Drive
Davenport, IA 52802

Recreation Trails INformation

For details about Quad City area recreation trails, visit QC Trails. The site offers information about locations, type of activities on the trails, length of trails, connections between trails, and difficulty levels of trails.  Click the link below to be redirected. 

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Duck Creek Parkway

The Duck Creek Parkway offers over 12 miles of trail that can be accessed at many parks and trailheads along the path, including Duck Creek Park, Eastern Avenue Park, Garfield Park, Junge Park, Marquette Park, Northwest Park, and Emeis Park in Davenport. The hard-surface trail runs parallel to Duck Creek through Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. Beginning in Emeis Park in west Davenport, the trail continues to Havens Acres Park in Riverdale. Largely used for recreation, the trail also connects many different neighborhoods to commercial districts, schools, parks, and other major transportation corridors.

Sunderbruch Park Trail

The trails at Sunderbruch will definitely get you off the beaten path. Running through the center of Sunderbruch Park is a 1.3-mile paved multi-use path. The path travels through native prairie fields and beautiful wooded areas and users can enjoy walking, running, and bicycling. Equestrian users can also ride on this path to connect to off-pavement riding trails throughout the park, while enjoying 4.5 miles of horse-friendly trails. The park and trail can be accessed from Telegraph Road (main entrance) or alternatively via Rockingham Road by turning west onto Ricker Hill Road. Parking may be found off of Telegraph Road heading south. Sunderbruch Park is considered the crown jewel of off-road riding in Davenport, with seven miles of single-track mountain biking trails and a full gamut of difficulty levels. Sunderbruch’s beginner trails boast two miles of the most charming wooded scenery in the region! Sunderbruch has something to meet every rider’s interest. You will not go home disappointed! All trails also allow hiking, except for Jump Line and Kickapoo Down. The trails at Sunderbruch are maintained in partnership with Friends of Off-Road Cycling (FORC). Their website also list maps and trail conditions for which trails are opened or closed.

Mississippi River Trail

A popular section of the Mississippi River Trail for both active and passive users, there are multiple trail heads within Davenport's city limits. Beginning on the east end, users can find parking and access at Lindsey Park across from the East Village. Another major entry point can be found in the middle of Downtown Davenport at LeClaire Park. Davenport's 11.3-mile section of the Mississippi River Trail parallels the Mississippi River, starting at the city's western border. Along the way, trail users will pass ft7 Centennial Park—which opened on the reclaimed site of a landfill, rail yard, and fairground in 2004. Mississippi River Trail is part of the larger 3,000-mile Mississippi River Trail (MRT) System that follows the Mississippi River from the headwaters in Itasca, Minnesota to its delta at the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, Louisiana. The trail provides access and connections to neighborhoods, commercial districts, industrial areas, recreational areas, and historical landmarks at the local, state, and national level.

Robin Creek Dog Park Trail

The Dog Park Trails at Robin Creek Park are located in the 21-acre wooded areas off North Marquette Street in Davenport, adjacent to the popular dog park. Boasting just under 3 miles of singletrack, The Dog Park Trails are the perfect urban getaway for every skill level. Enjoy the easy flowing beginner level (green) trails, or get lost in the wilderness with the mid-level (blue) cross country trails. For those wanting to test their mettle, The Dog Park is best known for its heavily featured advanced (black) trails. With a bridge spanning both sides of Robin Creek, wooden and dirt berms, and enough jumps to satisfy even the most seasoned rider, The Dog Park is a versatile trail system that has something for everyone. The Dog Park trail system is built as a hybrid stacked loop and network system. Two beginner friendly green loops circle the interior of the park with more difficult trails branching off towards the perimeter. Permitted trail uses include mountain biking and other human powered activities. Park hours are consistent with all Davenport public parks. Trails at The Dog Park are closed to all users when wet and muddy to prevent rut damage.