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Island Lake Recreation Area - Blue & Yellow Loops

Intermediate
 4.1 (94) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Great southeastern Michigan trails. Perfect for beginners and fun for more advanced riders.


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15.0

Miles

24.2

KM

95%

Singletrack

923' 281 m

High

867' 264 m

Low

402' 123 m

Up

405' 123 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Entry Fees: Resident: $16 annual recreation passport. Non-resident: $9/daily, $31/annual

Overview

A popular trail system for beginners, but entertaining for advanced riders as well. This system was reestablished through extensive work by the Motor City Mountain Bike Association (an IMBA chapter).

Description

From the trailhead, riders can chose from two trails, each with their own character.

The Blue Loop, approximately 9 miles in length, is fast and flowing, with gentle climbs and descents. Beginner friendly, the flow really appears at speed and experienced riders will find Blue a great place to spin all out and work on their cardio as the miles fly by.

The Yellow Loop, approximately 6 miles in length, is a more technical and hilly intermediate trail with scenic stretches along the Huron River and great vistas. The end of the Blue Trail shares a small section of two track with Yellow, and so it's easy to link both Blue and Yellow into a 14+ mile loop.

Both trails cross park roads; please exercise caution at these crossings.

Contacts

Shared By:

Loren Konkus with improvements by Greg Jablonski

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  4.1 from 94 votes

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Photos

Small bridge
Aug 12, 2014 near Brighton, MI
Honzo and I in the Badlands.
Dec 17, 2015 near Whitmor…, MI
Epic view!
Mar 5, 2020 near Whitmor…, MI
Beautiful day. Leaves are turning.
Sep 21, 2017 near Brighton, MI
Picnic area and kiosk at Yellow Trail trailhead
Sep 4, 2014 near Brighton, MI

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Jun 15, 2021
Stephen Lelli
Blue and yellow todat
May 23, 2021
Mike Hennessey
great to ride again. Never disappoints for fun outdoors
May 22, 2021
Vinzon Lee
Apr 13, 2021
Jim Monnett
Apr 7, 2021
Cyndi Schutter
Yellow loop - great conditions
Dec 3, 2020
Michael Erickson
Super slippery. Slick mud, snow and ice. Most of the trail clear but the little there is was quite slick. 9mi — 0h 50m
Oct 19, 2020
Rob Brown
Oct 5, 2020
Rob Brown