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greenBlue Rolling Hills Park

Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 254' 78 m
Descent: -252' -77 m
High: 824' 251 m
Low: 769' 234 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Chris Billman

Partly rolling, hilly singletrack and partly flat and fast trails through meadows.

Chris Billman

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Features -none-

No hunting in the park.
Hours
Open year round from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Memorial Weekend through Labor Day the general park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Entry Fees
$6 Daily or $30 Annual for Washtenaw County Residents
$9 Daily or $45 Annual for Non-County Residents
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Description

Address
7660 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Total Miles of Trails
~6.5 miles (GPX needs updating)

Rolling Hills Park (RHP) is part of the Washtenaw County Parks system. The park includes several miles of hiking/ski trails, paved walking paths, a disc golf course and a large water park. The singletrack mountain bike trail was built by Potawatomi Chapter volunteers. Phase 1 of the RHP trail which was completed in November 2009 measured out at 3.0 miles long. The trail was designed to take maximum advantage of the "rolling hills" left behind from glacial deposits. The terrain continually ungulates and the trail twists and meanders to follow it. The trail is technical, but not difficult while forcing the rider to pay attention to the terrain ahead and constantly maneuver the bike around the next obstacle or turn. In several locations, there are log piles or more technical riding challenges, most of which have easier 'ride arounds'. Notable features include the S-bend at ~0.3 miles, the Crater at ~1 mile, the Bluff at ~1.5 miles and a large log pile at ~2.5 miles.

Phase 2 from 2012-2013 expanded the trail an additional 1.5 miles into the scenic "West Meadows" and the more technical "Munger Mounds" section with its pump track like feel. Phase 3 in 2014-2015 added the "North Meadow" (~1.8 miles) loop with open, high speed terrain to balance the tight turns of the Phase 1.

The RHP singletrack can be easily combined with the nearby Hewens Creek MTB trail (~2 miles on Bemis Road) for a combined ride of ~15 miles. The "Bemis Connector" branches off the RHP singletrack to the left at ~0.75 mile mark and crosses the farm field to the corner of Bemis and Stony Creek Roads to access Hewens Creek ~1.5 miles away down Bemis Rd. At some point in the not too distant future, it is hoped there will be a singletrack connector trail from RHP to Hewens Creek.

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Jul 7, 2019
Todd Talford
This was fun. The name is very fitting. The Meadow sections are over grown leaving a thin dirt path but manageable.
Jun 18, 2019
Sam Sexton
Woods loop was muddy in places and very overgrown due to routine rain for the past month. Meadow loop less so in both aspects. 4.5mi — 1h 00m
May 16, 2019
Kyle Jones
watch for ticks. my group of 4 went today and each of us had at least 5 ticks on us. we got to them quick and none had borrowed yet. Just keep a ey… 5.9mi — 6h 30m
May 11, 2019
Sam Sexton
5.9mi — 1h 45m
Apr 24, 2019
Mike McA
fun in parts, a little boring in others
Dec 3, 2017
Fengyi Chen
Route a little bit confusing, missed entrances to trails a few times 5.9mi
Sep 25, 2017
Allen Kraus
16mi — 1h 57m
Sep 2, 2017
Robert Monchamp

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  3.3 from 13 votes

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