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Yankee Springs

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (69)

Fast and flowy singletrack with lots of hills, rocks, and roots.


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11.3

Miles

18.2

KM

Singletrack

969' 295 m

High

782' 238 m

Low

904' 276 m

Up

894' 272 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Michigan Recreation Passport:
$11 resident, $5 motorcycle resident, $33 non-resident annual ($9 non-resident daily pass). The park does not allow alcohol. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Need to Know

The trail is directional with the direction changing every day.

Description

Fun trail with lots of rocks, roots, sand and some climbs. The trail sheds water well and is generally rideable right after a rain.

The first part of the trail is fairly flat and twisty. The first climb is an old creek bed and gets tough for a second before flattening back out. A few miles in you'll find some fast downhills before dropping into the pines. Lots of root filled drops give way to rocky climbs around mile 5.

There is a quick descent into a series of switchbacks and they are followed by another climb. Pick your line and hit it!

The last few miles are a mix of pine trees, rocks, short punchy climbs, and a short flat section.

There is a short two mile section north of the parking area that is quite fun. It's mostly rolling hills and small rocky/sandy/rooted climbs that will get your legs moving and your heart beating. It starts and ends at the parking area.

Have fun!

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Shared By:

Sean Evans

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 69 votes

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  4.3 from 69 votes
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Mile 8
May 3, 2021 near Middlev…, MI
Last mile
May 3, 2021 near Middlev…, MI
Cruising.
Apr 22, 2016 near Middlev…, MI
Yankee Springs During LOTS Race
Nov 12, 2021 near Middlev…, MI
Trail map
May 3, 2021 near Middlev…, MI
Turn at this sign.
Feb 5, 2013 near Middlev…, MI

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Sep 5, 2022
Gabriel Lynn
The trail was in pretty good condition. a little soft in some spots but nothing that would cause damage to the trail. lots of sand, of course. Had… 11.3mi — 1h 39m
Aug 13, 2022
Josh Kole
Got really wet. Couple very sandy parts make it difficult to get through. But overall a fun track. 10.7mi — 2h 06m
Apr 30, 2022
Jammie Wiessner
11mi — 18h 30m
Oct 8, 2021
Micah Plimpton
5mi
Aug 11, 2021
Perry Chenoweth
A bit more challenging than expected with some sandy, rooty climbs that slowed things down. Quite a bit of sand developing in the dry weather. 14mi — 1h 45m
Jun 6, 2021
Joshua Drinkard
This is a fun ride. There is also primitive camping right next to the trailhead. No power or sewer but there is freshwater from hand pump wells. 13mi — 1h 30m
Apr 30, 2021
Micah Plimpton
16.3mi
Dec 26, 2020
Scott Snyder
2d time using fat tire on mountain bike trail. May have bit off too much, but made it. some very steep climbs. Nice ride through woods.