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Island Lake Recreation Area - Blue & Yellow Loops

Intermediate

Trail

15.0 mile 24.2 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 402' 123 m
Descent: -405' -123 m
High: 923' 281 m
Low: 867' 264 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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

Loren Konkus

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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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.

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May 31, 2020
Christopher Bibbs
Sep 14, 2019
speed racer
Aug 17, 2019
Matt Wie8
trail nice few trail runners 9.2mi — 11h 00m
Jul 12, 2019
Rick Avery
Fast and fun! 16mi — 1h 37m
Jun 22, 2019
Joseph Zwolinski
14mi
Jun 8, 2019
Daniel Florez
Apr 7, 2019
Scott Bowersox
First real ride of the season, what a day! Trail in great shape, especially for early spring 13mi — 1h 21m

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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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