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Wahlfield Park & Perrin Flow Trails

Intermediate
 3.8 (44)

A fun trail with a mixture of bench cut singletrack through the woods and the Perrin Flow trails.


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6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

Singletrack

838' 255 m

High

766' 234 m

Low

405' 123 m

Up

394' 120 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Playground, picnic area and restroom facilities at the main parking lot.

Open dawn to dusk. Closed when wet.

Description

Wahlfield Park is a Kent Co Park with restrooms, open shelters, paved parking and playgrounds. There is also a short cindered hiking path. The 6.5 mile network was built over 4 summers with volunteer labor of the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance members and guests at no cost to the county. Unique to the park is that the MTB trail is directional by day of the week: Counter-clockwise (Red Arrows) on Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri and Clockwise (Yellow Arrows) on Tue, Thu, Sat.

The counter-clockwise (Red Arrows) direction begins with a narrow bench cut around a knob in the park then follows the cinder hiking path to use the bridge over Mill Creek. The next couple sections include more narrow bench cut along Mill Creek and on a climb to get up to some old orchards and farm fields. The trail follows the perimeter of a couple corn fields before the Wild Onion which takes you into some towering beech trees and some twisty climbs and descents.

You then are heading back out into the corn, heading down hill where you'll then cross Mill Creek and head to the OxBow Run. Staring in the pines with a section of bench cut you loop by the creek and start the climb out. The Mattkinac bridge and the Utah 2 bridge add some variety to a beautiful steep ridge line with great views of Mill Creek.

At the top of the ridge you pop in and out of the woods as you head back into the the open again where you can circuit the Perrin Flow Trails. (1 up line and 3 downhills). The downhills lines are named after the Perrin IPA series, starting with the easiest, "No Problems", more difficult, "98 Problems", to the most difficult, "Lostsa' Problems". Table tops, rollers, jumps, and berms are what these lines are all about. The Flow Trails where built by donations from the Perrin Brewing Company and the WMMBA.

The trail finishes up by returning along the bluffs of Mill Creek with some interesting bench cuts and bridge work. When the wildflowers are in bloom, it is a wonderful finish to a great ride.

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Rick Plite

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Unique trails through cornfields at times.
Jul 7, 2016 near Comstoc…, MI
Fall of Utah, in the Yellow direction.
Aug 26, 2016 near Comstoc…, MI
Native wildflower meadow at end of Red direction.
Aug 26, 2016 near Comstoc…, MI
Fall of Utah, Red direction.
Aug 26, 2016 near Comstoc…, MI
Heading into the GE loop, Red direction.
Aug 26, 2016 near Sparta, MI
Mattkinac Bridge on Ox Bow Run, yellow direction.
Jan 8, 2019 near Sparta, MI

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Aug 1, 2020
Nate Hunt
Yellow direction is mostly flat. Red is definitely the way to go.
Jul 19, 2020
Jordan Sternik
big jumps
Jul 10, 2020
Nate Hunt
Red trail - lots of switchbacks that are mostly downhill. Uphills aren't bad at all. Many wooden features. No sand. Perrin flow is awesome
Jun 7, 2020
Mike Mundy
Trey, Tim, mike 9.9mi — 1h 05m
Jun 2, 2020
Jay Gunn
May 23, 2020
Chino Hernandez G
May 9, 2020
Erik Love
Our first ride with our new bikes!! 6.4mi
Mar 22, 2020
Seth Bush
Extremely muddy! There are some wood bridges that wind around the creek. On the other side the trail fallows the property line of a corn field. 6.4mi — 1h 35m