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Maple Hill Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (79)

Flow, fun, and features, right near downtown Kalamazoo.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Singletrack

1,029' 314 m

High

823' 251 m

Low

612' 186 m

Up

601' 183 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps

Family Friendly Table-tops, berms, fast downhills, rock features.

A Kalamazoo County Park pass is required. $5 daily or $25 annually. No night riding; park closes at dusk daily.

Description

This trail opened in 2017 near Kalamazoo, Michigan. A full 4.1 mile loop is currently completed, with more features and fun to be added.

Built by Spectrum Trail Design and managed by Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association and Kalamazoo County Parks, the Maple Hill Trail features nearly five miles of mostly machine build singletrack. Riders can look forward to banked turns, tabletops, jumps, and rock features. Most features are designed to be rollable at slow speeds for beginner riders, but reward intermediate and advanced riders who hit them at higher speeds. There's a surprising amount of climbing and grade for West Michigan, but long descents are the reward.

The trail is well signed and alternates directions depending on the day of the week.

A changing station, drinking water, pavilion, bike parking, and restroom are available at the trailhead.

Contacts

Shared By:

Daryl Hutson with improvements by Michael Frey and 1 other

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  4.8 from 79 votes

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A machine-built jump on the Maple Hill Trail
Aug 18, 2017 near Parchment, MI
Banked corners on the Maple Hill Trail
Aug 18, 2017 near Parchment, MI
Ready to send it!
Jul 19, 2019 near Parchment, MI
Rock Bridge
Mar 29, 2021 near Parchment, MI
Jumpline
Mar 29, 2021 near Parchment, MI
Ready to send it!
Jul 19, 2019 near Parchment, MI

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Mar 21, 2021
Micah Plimpton
13mi
Oct 16, 2020
Squirrel B
Aug 27, 2020
Mark Schuster
With Christian 3.9mi
Aug 9, 2020
Seth Brainerd
gnarly 4.1mi — 0h 24m
Aug 7, 2020
Jon R
Fun flow. But you have to pay the gravity gods to get it. There are shortcuts to just do the flows. Fun and very shaded. Light tint on glasses
Jul 30, 2020
Steven Terry
Bring a helmet next time dummy — 8h 00m
Jul 3, 2020
Adam Buell
Mar 25, 2020
John Barkidjija
2 notable mud pits on lower elevation sections, rest of the trail is relatively dry. Be sure to pay attention to signs and go the right direction