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River Bends Park

 4.3 (35)

5.1 Miles 8.3 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

127' 39 m

Ascent

-128' -39 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

664' 203 m

High

629' 192 m

Low

Shared By Steve Vigneau

Conditions


All Clear 6 days ago
Dry, Mostly 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 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
Dec 1, 2017
Rick Garcia
Oct 29, 2017
Nathan Levi
Great trail for beginners & sweet for intermediate riders looking to light up the afterburners. Couple of skinnies and rollers 5.1mi

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Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 35 votes

#1

in Rochester

#261

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  4.3 from 35 votes
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#1

in Rochester

#10

in Michigan

#261

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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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