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Maple Hill Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 612' 186 m
Descent: -601' -183 m
High: 1,029' 314 m
Low: 823' 251 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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

Daryl Hutson

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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.

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Check-Ins

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
Sep 29, 2019
leopold stotch
Jun 29, 2019
Scott Pope
Great flow. Legs were tired to start 4mi
Jun 28, 2019
Alex Pham
4.1mi
Jun 16, 2019
Brian Hurley
Jun 12, 2019
Alex Pham
Still very wet in the lower glowing sections and a tree has fallen on the trail in the last section. 4.1mi
Mar 28, 2019
Steven Brett
Great run on my Trek Farley 9.6 fatty. First time here and very surprised! 4.4mi — 26h 34m
Jan 25, 2019
Casey Nolan
4.1mi

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  4.8 from 64 votes

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  4.8 from 64 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
Ready to send it!
Jul 19, 2019 near Parchment, MI

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