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Wahlfield Park & Perrin Flow Trails

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6.4 Miles 10.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

405' 123 m

Ascent

-394' -120 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

838' 255 m

High

766' 234 m

Low

Shared By Rick Plite

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Bad / Closed 41 days ago
Muddy: Freeze thaw going on, wait to ride once temps stay below 32 degrees . History

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

Rick Plite

Dogs Leashed

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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Oct 16, 2018
Jake Cannon
Oct 4, 2018
Landon Townsend
Couple of fallen trees, but clear other than that! 7.3mi
Oct 4, 2018
Jack Hardenburg
Sep 29, 2018
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  3.8 from 27 votes

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Blake Icabone
Grand Rapids, MI
Blake Icabone   Grand Rapids, MI
Not very hard to ride, but there are some sections with very steep shelfs to the side -- not a lot of room for error, and could be dangerous if you are a beginner. Jun 16, 2018

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