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Brighton Recreation Trail System

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (37) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Two separate trails make up this network, Murray Lake Trail and Torn Shirt Trail.


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Map Key

13.0

Miles

20.9

KM

95%

Singletrack

960' 293 m

High

876' 267 m

Low

916' 279 m

Up

915' 279 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Entry Fees: Resident: $11 annual recreation passport. Non-resident: $9/daily, $32/annual

Overview

The two loops in this area are popular for intermediate and advanced riders. Torn Shirt Trail is definitely the more difficult of the two, with steeper climbs and descents and more technical riding.

Murray Lake Trail is more moderate and flowy - perfect for intermediate riders not quite ready for technical riding.

Description

The Torn Shirt Trail is a little over 8 miles long and is considered an advanced ride. This loop is full of steep climbs and rooty descents.

The Murray Lake Trail is between 7 and 9 miles long depending on which loops you ride and is considered a more moderate trail. This trail contains much more flowing singletrack.

Combine both for a great day of riding.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Jansen with improvements by Mark Montri and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 37 votes

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Photos

At the beginning of Torn Shirt
Apr 30, 2014 near Brighton, MI
There's no stopping you on the Murray Lake Trail.
Nov 15, 2015 near Brighton, MI
Enjoying the Torn Shirt re-route!
Nov 15, 2015 near Brighton, MI
At a high point of the trail. A 360 degree view of the forest and trail around you makes for a great spot to rest.
Apr 15, 2016 near Brighton, MI

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Jun 14, 2020
D E
Sep 3, 2019
Stephen Champine
Aug 5, 2019
Matt Ivons
May 1, 2019
Justin - "Zod" Maronn
Apr 7, 2019
Christian Clark
torn shirt and Murray w Rusty, Dalton and Jay. 13mi
Mar 29, 2019
Christian Clark
torn shirt only 8mi
Aug 6, 2018
Justin Kretzmann
17.6mi
Aug 4, 2018
Jared Gibby
15.3mi