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Offroading in IA - Iowa 4x4 offroad trails

Let's talk about fourwheeling and 4x4 offroad trails in Iowa.

My wife lived in Iowa when we were dating long distance in high school, so I would go out there and visit her a couple times a year. When you think about the Midwest, I am sure rolling hills and lots of open land come to mind, which wouldn't be totally wrong. Unfortunately out in corn country most of the open land is used for agriculture and farming, so while you might think there would be plenty of places to go offroading, there actually is very limited options. Now if you are lucky, you will know some other wheelers who have land available for mud bogging from time to time, but finding the consistently open and legal 4wheeling spots is few and far between.

 While it might not be much, Where2wheel does have a few options for our offroaders in Iowa. The only legal place to go offroading in IA that we currently have listed on the W2W Map is Timber Ridge Ranch located in Castana. Timber Ridge is a 100 acre outdoor recreational area for the whole family.  Timber Ridge is a membership-based area with activities that include dirt bike trails, ATV and UTV trails, as well as areas to ride Jeeps, 4 x 4’s and dune buggies. They do have a waiting list for membership right now, so if you are interested then I would suggest getting on the list ASAP. You can find out more about Timber Ridge and sign-up to become a member on their website.

The second option to find 4x4 trails in Iowa is not a place, but instead a private wheeling group called Make It or Break It Four Wheelers. This group is centered around 4x4 trucks, jeeps and buggies, and has access to over 400 acres of private land for wheeling in south central Iowa. So if you are new to the area/state or are just looking to find some places to go offroading at in IA, then this group would be a good one to join. Membership is required though, which you can do and also find more information about the group on their Facebook Page.

Our mission here at Where2Wheel is to make offroading more accessible to everyone. We are currently serving this mission through free access to our national offroad trails map, so if you know of more offroad trails in Iowa or anywhere else in the nation and would like to help us with our mission, then we ask that you please add them to the W2W Map. Also feel free to register to become a W2W member and gain access to the community and wheelers all over the nation. 

Happy Wheeling!


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