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Red Loop

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Length

8.1 Miles 13.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

245' 75 m

Ascent

-245' -75 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

875' 267 m

High

816' 249 m

Low

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Dry - Excellent today on Red Loop! History

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The Red Loop has the most technical sections and biggest climbs of the three loops in the park.

ESG Greene

Overview

The Red Trail at Fort Custer Recreation Area is BIDIRECTIONAL. Ride COUNTERCLOCKWISE on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday (ascending marker numbers). CLOCKWISE on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (descending marker numbers).

Bikes are allowed on the Red Loop, Green Loop, Yellow Loop and Blue Loop only. Stay off the horse trails. All trails are directional. The park closes trail access at 10:00 pm. The trails DO pass through hunting land, so wear blaze orange in season.
Family Friendly: The park offers overnight camping, swimming, kayaking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and riding. There are groomed trails for winter fat bike riding.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Most riders start at the mountain bike trailhead parking lot. The trail is well signed. Red Trail features many stretches of beginner / intermediate singletrack, with some sections of more advanced technical sections. Honestly, it's a very fun trail even if you dismount and walk the few features above your skill level. To skip the most advanced section, take the "Easy" bypass around "Granny's Garden" at marker #6. Beware of the various trail crossing with horse trails and two tracks. The trail leads directly back to the parking lot.

Trail runners and hikers also use this trail. They are encouraged to travel opposite the biking direction.

The Red Trail features a good mix of meadow and wooded trails and uses many of the landscape features left from the military base, such as "The Trenches" section at the very start. If the trail has seen a lot of rain, it will be very apparent in the first mile or so of the trail.

The trail is maintained by Southwest Michigan Mountain Bike Association, please direct any issues with the trail to them via their website at swmmba.com

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Sep 26, 2017
Kyle Hansen
Aug 19, 2017
Rob Thornburg
2 laps of pure fun. The trenches sections are a blast! 16mi
Aug 6, 2017
Lisa Vormwald
7mi
Jul 1, 2017
Butch Feister
May 14, 2017
Shawn Kinney
Took the three shortcuts for a fun, quick ride 4mi
May 13, 2017
Steve Keeley
perfect conditions 28mi
May 13, 2017
Shawn Kinney
Mar 6, 2017
michael seymour

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  4.6 from 11 votes

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#490

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This is a really great program for mountain bikers and Fattie bikers Dec 29, 2014
Anyone know if this trail is open for fat bikes during the winter? Dec 8, 2016

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