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Merrell Trail

 4.7 (82)

8.3 Miles 13.4 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

635' 193 m

Ascent

-638' -194 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

937' 285 m

High

813' 248 m

Low

Shared By scott tenCate

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A fast flow trail that will keep you smiling as you rip the berms, table tops & fast descents

scott tenCate

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

The trail is closed to all user group traffic within 24 hours of receiving .75" + of rain.

Overview

The Merrell Trail is located 8 miles North of downtown Grand Rapids. It's open to all user groups but was mechanically built to be optimized by mountain bikers.

Need to Know

The Merrell Trail is one way direction By Day. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday follow RED Arrows in a counter clockwise direction. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays, Follow Yellow arrows in a clockwise direction. The trail is also open for night riding.

Description

The Merrell Trail is West Michigan's only true flow trail. It was designed by Alex Stewart of Spectrum Trail Building and Built by his crew and over 4,000 volunteer hours by the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance. The trail is for intermediate and experienced riders as it has a number of fast descents, table top jumps, roots, rocks and elevated bridges and structures. All trail segments are designated intermediate with the exception of Sawtooth which is an advanced section of trail.

The Merrell Trail is well marked with arrows and intersection posts displaying marker numbers and maps.

Use the two connector trails between posts 10 & 11 and 12 & 13 to cycle the downhill trail segments on the East side of the trail network.

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Aug 12, 2018
Ryan Cade
Aug 8, 2018
Zachary Wright
7mi
Jul 27, 2018
John Whitt
Jul 17, 2018
Dave D
Jul 12, 2018
Aaron Dixon
6.1mi
Jul 10, 2018
Lisa Vormwald
6.5mi
Jun 24, 2018
Harold Fernando
Jun 17, 2018
August Peterson
Awesome flowing singletrack. Many small jumps and techincal features. Much fun. 11.4mi

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  4.7 from 82 votes

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  4.7 from 82 votes
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Nice track. Jun 21, 2017
Can you hike this trail? Jul 13, 2017
Great Trail, has good balance of ups and downs no super long uphills and not super technical and fun fun fun to hit the momentum flow. Jul 23, 2018

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