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Eastgate Park Tour

Easy/Intermediate
 2.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This ride connects Eastgate Park, Harris Nature Center, and Legg Park Trails on singletrack.


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.3

KM

95%

Singletrack

878' 268 m

High

840' 256 m

Low

145' 44 m

Up

145' 44 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Easy riding but with some nice, not challenging up-and-down hills.

Overview

This ride is comprised of singletrack through river lowlands and along bluffs overlooking the river valley. The flowers are beautiful in spring and early summer and there are nice colors in fall.

Need to Know

Horses are allowed on many of the trails, so be aware. Rarely see them, but the Legg Park section is frequented by equestrians.

Description

To access this ride, park at Eastgate Park off Meridian Rd. Follow the Beech Tree Loop to the bridge. After the bridge, stay left if it has been raining, as the trail is high and dry. Go right if no recent rain. Both end up the same place and can be done as a loop if not too wet.

When the trail pops out on a paved walkway, take a hard right through the fence to stay on Deer Run Trail. This trail heads through beautiful woods with lots of flowers in the spring and early summer. Some elevation change with gentle inclines. A couple of sandy patches on high ground and muddy patches in low sections, but mostly nice hard packed singletrack.

When you get to Harris Nature Center, ride through parking lot and cross Van Atta Rd to continue on the Oxbow Trail to the Oak Ridge Trail and Oak Ridge Bypass in Legg Park. This is the best part of the ride. After looping through Red Cedar Preserve on the Oak Ridge Trail, head back the way you came.

Contacts

Shared By:

Craig Campbell

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Photos

Jump/pump track.
Jun 26, 2019 near Okemos, MI
Some nice features for practice.
Jun 26, 2019 near Okemos, MI
River Overlook.
Dec 23, 2014 near Okemos, MI
BMX Park at East Gate, Meridian Riverfront Park
Dec 23, 2014 near Okemos, MI
Eastgate Trail Map
Dec 23, 2014 near Okemos, MI
Trail Map - Harris Nature Center
Dec 23, 2014 near Okemos, MI

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Sep 14, 2019
speed racer
Jun 23, 2019
Arnaud Soyez
Still muddy in low areas
Jul 15, 2017
Thomas Myers
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