“Partly rolling, hilly singletrack and partly flat and fast trails through meadows.
— Chris Billman
No hunting in the park.
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.
$6 Daily or $30 Annual for Washtenaw County Residents
$9 Daily or $45 Annual for Non-County Residents
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.