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Brighton Recreation Trail System

 23 votes

Length

13.0 Miles 20.9 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

Elevation

916' 279 m

Ascent

-915' -279 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

960' 293 m

High

876' 267 m

Low

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

Dave Jansen

Overview

Entry Fees: Resident: $10 annual recreation passport. Non-resident: $8/daily, $29/annual
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.
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Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Torn Shirt Trail is a little over 5 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.

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May 19, 2018
Craig North
Torn Shirt, Murray Lake, lost and found and Ralph’s Appleton and Extension 23mi
Jul 28, 2017
Brent Ellinger
dry and a little loose today 13mi
Jul 3, 2017
Laura Sponaas
Murray Lake trail with my kids! So fun to see them grow as MTB lovers! Toughest trail for the kids yet. So proud of them! 6.5mi
Dec 3, 2016
Judd Allen
Sep 11, 2016
Caleb Coddington
Torn shirt was a great loop in great shape. It wasn't as narrow as I remember from years ago. A wide flowy section in the middle was especially fun.
Aug 28, 2016
Holly Taylor
7.2mi
Jun 30, 2016
MIles Cook
May 19, 2016
Kevin Heslip
13mi

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  4.4 from 23 votes

#1

in Brighton

#336

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  4.4 from 23 votes
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in Brighton

#12

in Michigan

#336

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over about 5 days in Michigan, i rode Highland, Island Lake, Maybury, and Brighton. This was my favorite trail of the week. Best climbing I found, some flow, some technical, all around most fun. Jul 26, 2016

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