Merrell Trail

 34 votes

8.3 Miles 13.4 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

635' 193 m

Ascent

-638' -194 m

Descent

937' 285 m

High

813' 248 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Minor Issues

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

scott tenCate

Overview

The trail is closed to all user group traffic within 24 hours of receiving .75" + of rain.
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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Jun 21, 2017
Stefan Swärdelius
1h 08m
Jun 17, 2017
Jason O'Young
Super fun trail system. 12.6mi — 120h 00m
Jun 16, 2017
Jason O'Young
May 22, 2017
Alec Tarnacki
May 22, 2017
Bob Howard
Apr 19, 2017
Alex Schmitt
In nice shape, a little muddy though. 8mi
Mar 30, 2017
Andrew Xiao
Nov 14, 2016
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Conditions


Minor Issues 13 hours ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees
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Wow. It was my first time on both the Luton Trail and Merrill Trail. What a great trail!! I can't wait to go next time. Accolades to the designers! Fast, fun, and challenging, but not so challenging for an "older" guy like me! Aug 4, 2014


Any condition reports for today? Not sure how much rain we got this morning. It looks nice outside right now. Sep 4, 2014


Nice track. 3 days ago


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