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Merrell Trail

Intermediate
  4.7 ( 103 ) Favorite

Trail

8.3 mile 13.4 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 635' 193 m
Descent: -638' -194 m
High: 937' 285 m
Low: 813' 248 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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

scott tenCate

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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 24, 2019
Rob Blackshaw
Trail is in great shape!
Aug 10, 2019
Spencer Thomson
Had a blast a little dusty at parts 6.8mi — 1h 15m
Aug 7, 2019
Scott Magee
Nice trail. Flowy singletrack with natural and man made features. Nice tree cover. Better than Luton Park — 14h 00m
Jul 14, 2019
McKenna Heldt
Jul 13, 2019
speed racer
11.8mi — 1h 23m
Jul 12, 2019
Mark Gotberg
4.6mi
Jul 7, 2019
John Garland
First time here. Awesome conditions and fun trail. I liked siren better than phaser! 12mi
Jul 5, 2019
William Spencer

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