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Upper Mac

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (17)

A great, medium-difficulty, singletrack trail through the Upper Macatawa Natural Area.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Singletrack

737' 225 m

High

638' 195 m

Low

257' 78 m

Up

232' 71 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Description

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. You'll need to pass the trailhead information station and follow the path which leads to the sign designating entrance route based on the day of the week.

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jason Van Every with improvements by W Anders

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 17 votes

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  4.3 from 17 votes
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#46

in Michigan

#1,341

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A great little bridge transition through a lush forest.
Apr 27, 2017 near Zeeland, MI
flow is the name of the game.
Apr 27, 2017 near Zeeland, MI
Upper Mac singletrack goodness. The singletrack game here is strong.
Apr 27, 2017 near Zeeland, MI
Upper Macatawa rides great on a Fat bike.
Apr 27, 2016 near Zeeland, MI

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Jul 23, 2020
W Anders
First time on this trail. Very nice and well maintained. Should have brought my full suspension instead of hard tail. — 1h 00m
Jul 12, 2020
David Marion
W Jeff White 5.5mi
Jun 28, 2020
Christopher Cordle
Lots of action, laid out well, a few sheer moments of technical terror, Lol! 9.6mi — 1h 00m
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