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Yellow Loop

Intermediate

Trail

3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 114' 35 m
Descent: -113' -34 m
High: 662' 202 m
Low: 637' 194 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Steve Vigneau

The main loop at River Bends Park, starting at the trailhead and ending just off of the paved path.

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This trail is one way in a counter-clockwise direction.

Description

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

This is the main loop at River Bends. It is signed with yellow markers, and is easy to follow.

Trail is marked with yellow corrugated plastic signs with black bicycle symbols and arrows. The route is fast and flowy, good for everyone from beginners to experienced riders looking for an easier trail.

Here's a description of the route:

  1. Start at the trailhead and ride to the paved path.
  2. Continue across the paved path and down the hill marked Steep Grade Loose Gravel.
  3. The singletrack will pick up again on the right, with a nice small roller/jump at the entrance.
  4. Follow the singletrack south for a couple miles until you reach what looks like a T intersection. Follow the yellow signs to the left then stay right to a short down/up section.
  5. You'll now be at the intersection where the River Bends Park: Blue Loop begins. Turn right to start this, or left to stay on Yellow.
  6. Follow the groove across the two track to continue the Yellow trail.
  7. Keep following the trail through the woods for another mile or so until you reach the end at some two track.
  8. Turn right to get to the pavement, then left to either head back towards the trailhead or to continue on the Orange trail (Swamp Loop).

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John Hill
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  4.4 from 7 votes

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in Rochester

#5078

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#102

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#5,078

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Photos

Tight climb between some trees.
Sep 28, 2014 near Utica, MI
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
Trailhead kiosk. White painted line is for a cross-country running race and leads to the start of the singletrack.
Sep 28, 2014 near Shelby, 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
Slightly banked bridge just after the end of the very first phase of construction at River Bends, just before the Dragstrip.
Sep 28, 2014 near Utica, MI
Gentle descent, just before the steepest climb on the Yellow Loop trail.
Sep 28, 2014 near Utica, MI

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