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Upper Mac

 4.8 (6)

3.6 Miles 5.8 Kilometers


257' 78 m


-232' -71 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (6°)

737' 225 m


638' 195 m


Shared By Jason Van Every


All Clear 47 days ago
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A great, medium-difficulty, singletrack trail through the Upper Macatawa Natural Area.

Jason Van Every

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Family Friendly The paved path is family friendly. The singletrack is a bit more difficult but hugs the paved path. A family could easily split based on abilities.

The trail tread is mostly clay based and can be wet (closed) up until the middle of May. Once dry, this trail sheds water nicely and rides firm and fast.


Upper Mac is a fairly new mountain bike trail. It provides a moderate, flowing singletrack with some tight technical turns and fast sections. This trail runs in both directions - depending on the day of the week. The trail is quite a bit different as each direction has its own character.

The parking area and trailhead are located off of 84th Street, and the trail can be accessed either via the Upper Mac Connector from the parking lot or you can choose to ride up the paved path to the trailhead.

A wide paved path was recently added that connects Byron Road and 16th (Adams) Street for nearly two miles of casual riding, running, and walking. This is a prime trail and a must-do if you're in the area. There are a few spots you can bail to the paved path to shorten the length of the ride.


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Aug 28, 2017
Ryan Sischo
Aug 18, 2017
Ryan Sischo
Oct 11, 2016
Jon Vos
Great conditions, only one wet spot at creek bottom and some sandy areas.
Jul 31, 2016
Chris DeWaard

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Gianfranco Molina
Grand Rapids, MI
Gianfranco Molina   Grand Rapids, MI
THIS is a great trail. There was about 1/4 miles added during 2017. Depending on the day’s direction your legs will burn or your bike will fly! Tight corners and an awesome creek ride, full of bridges and awesome canopies. Feb 21, 2018
Rode upper and lower (~5miles) nice flow trail with decent balance of ups and downhill flow rewards. Trail reverses every day, so Monday is one way and Tuesday is another. Not much total climbing but really good fun! A well maintained decently planned trail. Easier compliment to Merrell in Rockford and good for beginning intermediate rider looking to push the bike momentum in, out, and over turns and hills. Would ride again. Jul 23, 2018

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