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Blue Loop

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

At the south end of River Bends Park, a lollipop shape of flowing turns.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Singletrack

648' 198 m

High

639' 195 m

Low

10' 3 m

Up

10' 3 m

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Avg Grade (0°)

1%

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This trail is one way, except for the marked two-way out-and-back connectors parts along the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal tailings.

Description

Get a full map of River Bends Park from CRAMBA-IMBA by clicking here.

The trail is marked with blue corrugated plastic signs with white bicycle symbols and arrows.

Previously known as part of the Seasonal Loops, recent work has allowed this to become a year round trail. The trail starts with a two-way trail traveling along the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal tailings before branching left when crossing a corridor cleared by ITC for some powerline construction.

Stay left as the trail begins one way. You'll wind through the Lazy River section, sweeping back and forth amongst trees and over small rollers before two downhill berms lead you to a bench-cut climb and beautiful view of the Clinton River. Stay left for a bit more difficult optional section (signed in Red) or right to ride more of the same. Follow this along the ridge until you reach the two way section of trail again, then head back north along the two-way section and you'll return to the Yellow Loop.

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Shared By:

Steve Vigneau

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Looking south at the beginning of the Blue trail along the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal tailings. Note the blue corrugated plastic sign that is used to mark the trail.
Sep 28, 2014 near Utica, MI
Heading north on the rollers along the canal tailings after turning left at the intersection with the Blue Loop.
Sep 28, 2014 near Utica, MI
Example of yellow and blue corrugated plastic signs used to mark River Bends Park trails.
Sep 28, 2014 near Utica, MI

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Aug 25, 2020
Natasha Meinecke
Nice warm up loop! Feeds into yellow loop nicely! 1mi
Oct 15, 2016
Angie Anderson

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