Red Loop

 7 votes

8.1 Miles 13.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

245' 75 m

Ascent

-245' -75 m

Descent

875' 267 m

High

816' 249 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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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

Bikes are allowed on the Red Loop , Green Loop, Yellow Loop and Blue Loop only. Stay off the horse trails. All trails are directional (counterclockwise.) The park does close at night. The trails DO pass through hunting land, wear blaze orange in season.
Family Friendly: The park is frequented by families camping, swimming, and riding.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Red Trail at Fort Custer Recreation Area is one way (counterclockwise.) 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. Arguably these sections are the hardest available in this trail system, which is why most riders rate this the more advanced trail at The Fort. 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.

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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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
Mar 5, 2017
michael seymour
Trail is still soft.
Aug 16, 2016
Mark Denton
Fun spin 8.5mi
Jun 9, 2016
Rico Medina
Great challenge! Awesome! 8.4mi

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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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