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Jailhouse Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (8)

Five miles of twisty, singletrack fun.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Singletrack

847' 258 m

High

765' 233 m

Low

277' 84 m

Up

276' 84 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

If your tire leaves a rut, it's too wet. Come back another day.

Description

The multi-directional, Jailhouse Trail is 95% tight and flowing singletrack. There is only about 80ft of climbing per lap, but the course is deceptively hard. Riders must be at attention 100% of the time to setup for the next turn.

The substrate is predominately clay. This makes for a fast, consistent trail during the summer months. This also means that riding it when it is too soft can cause near-permanent ruts. Riding this trail will improve the bike handling skills of any rider. If you show up to ride this one, be ready to turn.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Ithaca, MI

Shared By:

Terry's Cycle

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 8 votes

#9336

Overall
  4.0 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#179

in Michigan

#9,336

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Jul 28, 2021
james raimar
Ithaca jailhouse trail: single speed 1:5 with 2 stops for pictures and one walk up the big hill near the top 4.3mi — 31h 34m
Jul 5, 2021
Jim Monnett
Green with a couple of twisty, root up/down 10 yard punch hills. Tree down on second half. 20 foot round to regain trail or use cut to out loop — 1h 18m
May 27, 2021
Aaron Jonker
Fun twisty singletrack to work on your cornering skills
Aug 23, 2020
Shay Hiemstra
Nov 23, 2018
Morris Donald
this is a nice trail to ride but the trail needs to be maintained better. The trail directions are horrible you can easily get lost in there becaus… 4.6mi
Jul 15, 2017
Robert Bennett
Raced the 8 hrs of Ithaca 31.5mi
Jun 25, 2017
Steve Keeley
very muddy 10mi