Singletrack Tour

 20 votes

15.1 Miles 24.3 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

442' 135 m

Ascent

-442' -135 m

Descent

881' 269 m

High

812' 248 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

All Clear

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A combination of the best singletrack of the area into one loop.

ESG Greene

Overview

Do not ride the horse trails, they are marked and no fun to bike on anyway.
Fort Custer Recreation Area has a fun and scenic collection of purpose built singletrack mountain bike trails. The trail surface is mostly hard packed, fast, and there is little elevation change in the whole area. There are unfortunately lots of short sections of soft sand, so stay on your toes.

This ride combines the two main loops, the Red Loop and the Green Loop, into one suggested ride. The Red Loop generally has a little more twisty but smooth riding. The Green loop is of the same general character, but tends to be a little more technical and has more straight and wide trail.

Need to Know

There is an entry fee to get into the park. It is currently $11 for an in-state yearly pass, $8.40 for an out-of-state day pass, and $30.50 for an out-of-state yearly pass. After the gate, follow the main road to the clearly marked mountain bike parking area.

There's hunting here in season, so be careful!

Description

From the parking area, head to the obvious trailhead with a map posted. Head straight out and take the first right onto doubletrack, then the Red Loop starts on the right. Follow the signs to stay on the Red Loop until its end for this ride. There are scenic ponds throughout with abundant wildlife including birds and beaver.

All of the trails are well marked with signposts. These often give a name to the section of trail that is coming up. The trail winds sharply in a very fun manner through what seem to be old trenches for the first bit. It then turns into a typical mix of twisty smooth singletrack, short technical uphills or downhills, and straight stretches on wide trail.

You'll eventually end up just about back where you started and then you'll take the doubletrack path to the left. Soon the Green Loop will enter the woods on the left. Follow this trail around Eagle Lake until you once again end up back at the parking lot. There are both greater difficulties and longer sections of wide trail on the Green Loop.

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Jun 24, 2017
Eric Fournier
Rode both loops together in the morning then the red after lunch and green again after dinner. Great track! 30.2mi
Jun 3, 2017
Jonathan Evans
May 19, 2017
steve antonacci
well maintained trail system. not much elevation change. very fast and flowy. some sand. stays pretty dry even after decent rain.
May 12, 2017
Steve Keeley
28mi
May 7, 2017
Spencer Lindenberg
Fort Custer Stampede 17.9mi — 1h 31m
May 6, 2017
Josh Scott
May 6, 2017
Jordan Downing
Group ride with Devin, Nicole and Taylor 16mi — 3h 00m
Feb 18, 2017
james kazyak

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Great Trail!! May 8, 2017


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