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Merrell Trail

 4.7 (88)

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

Conditions


All Clear 41 days ago
Mostly Dry - Perfect dirt History

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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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Sep 23, 2018
Devin McCauley
Sep 23, 2018
Laura Sponaas
Great time with our 11 year olds!!! 5.8mi
Sep 18, 2018
Chad Sperry
nice trail, nothing very difficult, moderate climbs and a few features. 16mi
Sep 16, 2018
Laura Sponaas
I forgot to lock the car... went back to lock and for bug spray. DD not stopping, also getting bit by mosquitoes. Jeff could not get her to wait. 3.5mi
Sep 8, 2018
Richard Szymanski
Sep 8, 2018
Tyler Jensen
10.3mi
Sep 4, 2018
Brandon Dyer
10mi
Aug 18, 2018
Christopher Huston

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  4.7 from 88 votes

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  4.7 from 88 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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