To access the trailhead, perpendicular to Highway D across from Townline Road, there is a gigantic sign you drive under to get to the resort. It says "Alpine Valley" in big red letters; it's impossible to miss. Follow this road until you see a blue sign that says "Mountain Bike Trail."
The sign points to a gravel maintenance road to the left. Follow this road. Don't be alarmed, you'll pass many maintenance shops and equipment before you reach the trailhead. This road ends in a large gravel lot with a few buildings. To the left of the buildings, there should be a self-pay station for trail passes. This is the area to park. From here, you can see the start of the singletrack that is marked by a "Mountain Bike Trail" sign you can ride under.
From the start, the trail is an ascending, leg-burning climb in the trees up the side of the ski hill. After you go around the excavation pit, miles of twists, turns, punchy climbs and fast descents await.
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