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Ken-O-Sha Trail (WMMBA)

Intermediate
 3.2 (36)

A convenient, nice trail near the heart of the metro Grand Rapids area.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Singletrack

699' 213 m

High

660' 201 m

Low

76' 23 m

Up

77' 23 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Relatively easy trail, "ride-arounds" for most of the features...(log piles, etc.)

Closed from dusk to dawn.

Description

The singletrack trail branches off of the paved Plaster Creek Trail just a couple hundred yards west of the Ken-O-Sha school. Part of the trail is on the south side, part on the north side of the paved trail.

Currently (2016) there are signs showing where the trailhead is... look for wooden posts with white plastic arrows-a little west of the school. Most of the trail is generally ridden clockwise, however the longer section right next to the creek (with the wooden bridges) is usually counter-clockwise...there are also some two-way sections. Just watch out for other riders and hikers.

This is a great trail for people who live near this area of town, or for someone who wants to try out mountain biking for the first time! It's fun, but not difficult.

Did I mention that it has the only "MTB suspension bridge" in town??? Look for it on an optional side trail!

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Shared By:

Bill Norman

Trail Ratings

  3.2 from 36 votes

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  3.2 from 36 votes
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Photos

Skinny
May 2, 2018 near Kentwood, MI
Long wooden bridge over a wet area..."Little Mackinac"
Sep 22, 2013 near Kentwood, MI
Short bridge over a small ravine.
Sep 22, 2013 near Kentwood, MI
Typical scene on north side section.
Sep 22, 2013 near Kentwood, MI
Bridges
May 2, 2018 near Kentwood, MI
...a turn overlooking the Ken-O-Sha "wetlands'.
Sep 22, 2013 near Kentwood, MI

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Jul 21, 2020
Nate Hunt
This is a maze of mostly overgrown trails without clear markings. Waste of time don't return.
May 26, 2020
Jordan Sternik
worst trail ever
May 9, 2020
Jay Gunn
Mar 8, 2020
Klein VerHill
First ride of 2020!!! Really fun features which make up for the lack of downhills.
Mar 1, 2020
Mike Reese
Terrible markings for the trails, if you don't know where you're going you end up off trail and going up down sections, won't be coming back
Oct 10, 2019
Klein VerHill
2.7mi
Jul 13, 2019
Spencer Thomson
It was fun once we found the trail that did not have to cross the river 3mi
Jul 8, 2019
John Garland
Takes a minute to figure out, but the more time I spent here, the more fun I had. A bit muddy in the first loop off the left of the main paved trail 5.1mi