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Chestnut Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.0 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 215' 65 m
Descent: -204' -62 m
High: 991' 302 m
Low: 869' 265 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Craig Campbell

A nice, flowing trail through a forest on mostly hardpack with some sandy sections.

Craig Campbell

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Features -none-

Family Friendly Maybe not for a first ride, but if a 10 or 12 y.o. enjoys riding, this is a good trail for them. Not too long and fun.

State hunting rules apply so be aware and dress appropriately.

Description

This beautiful and fun trail winds through beech-maple forest with many small American chestnuts. The trail is a nice, sandy singletrack with good flow. It can be ridden in either direction so keep your eyes open.

This loop trail is a great, shorter option for those not feeling up to the longer and more challenging Dry Hill Loop. You could also ride this loop in both ways for a little variety or it can be combined with the EZ (~4 miles) that leaves from the same trailhead for a little longer but not too strenuous or technical ride.

The property is owned and maintained by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. This loop is well-marked and sign-posted so you can't get lost. If you ride it clockwise, there are few pretty treacherous sand pits in the last third of a mile or so. There are some very nice, banked turns over much of the trail, although there are several off-camber cutbacks that can take you by surprise.

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Aug 13, 2019
Jonathan Thompson
Aug 16, 2017
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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#121

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#6,437

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Photos

Honzo and I on the easy loop.
Dec 31, 2015 near Frankfort, MI
The first road crossing on Arcadia Dunes.
Dec 31, 2015 near Frankfort, MI
A the start of the trail heading counter clockwise.
Dec 31, 2015 near Frankfort, MI
About to finish the Arcadia Dunes trail.
Dec 31, 2015 near Frankfort, MI
The Singletrack
Oct 8, 2013 near Frankfort, MI

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