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River Bends Park

 4.3 (35)

5.4 Miles 8.7 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

86' 26 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

664' 202 m

High

639' 195 m

Low

Shared By Steve Vigneau

Conditions


All Clear 60 days ago
Dry History

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Riding all of River Bends' singletrack, including the swamp loop.

Steve Vigneau

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Swamp loop may be muddy, if so, avoid it and cut out early.

Overview

This is a full lap of River Bends Park, featuring the main loop (River Bends Park: Yellow Loop), the south end (River Bends Park: Blue Loop), and the swamp loop (River Bends Park: Orange Loop).

Description

The route is relatively flat but flowing, something that beginners can take their time on or experienced riders can push a bit on and have fun. There are a few log piles, the fast Dragstrip section, and a couple of optional more-technical sections to provide a bit of a challenge.

Most of the trail is one way, except for a small two-way section at the northern end of the Blue trail in the south end of the park. This two way section runs along the top of hand-dug tailings from the construction of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal and generally has good visibility, but keep your eyes open for riders coming from the other direction.

History & Background

This trail system was developed by CRAMBA-IMBA (formerly the Michigan Mountain Biking Association Metro North Chapter) in conjunction with Shelby Township's Parks, Recreation and Maintenance department. Some of the trail was originally old, casually created / bandit trail, but most of it is new, sustainably designed for longevity, safety, and accessibility for users of all types.

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Sep 29, 2018
Arno Van Weert
16.5mi
Sep 22, 2018
Arno Van Weert
11.2mi
Sep 12, 2018
Devon Truscott
did the loop twice. so much fun!! 12.2mi
Jul 3, 2018
Rob Thornburg
3 loops after dropping kids off in St. Clair with Sam and Patty on 6/30. The last loop included the blue trail ( fun terrain). Fun, fast. 18mi
Jun 28, 2018
Macdaddysteve Mc
Jun 18, 2018
Gregory Newton
Great trail. Not muddy but nice grippy moist dirt. 4.5mi — 0h 35m
Jun 17, 2018
Yashar Khosrowshahi
May 30, 2018
Nolan Maryanski
5.6mi

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Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 35 votes

#1

in Rochester

#276

Overall
  4.3 from 35 votes
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#1

in Rochester

#10

in Michigan

#276

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Just got back from riding River Bends mountain bike trails, trail is in great shape before tonights rains. Oct 2, 2014
I love this trail, now if it would just dry out :~/ Jun 28, 2015

 
Most of the leaves are down and the trail is in great shape. Oct 31, 2015

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