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Very well groomed trail. Packed well, curvy and has good features including bridges, berms, rock jumps, dirt jumps.


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Map Key

18.5

Miles

29.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

981' 299 m

High

832' 253 m

Low

1,736' 529 m

Up

1,736' 529 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Family Friendly Very popular trail, fairly easy, any features are roll-able or ride around. Out and back so far, go as far as you want.

Parking fees in any and all recommended parking areas.

Overview

The trail is very popular on weekends. Two way riding, so if you go on the weekend in good weather be prepared to run into (hopefully not literally) a lot of trail users. This can present a problem for blind corners and hills that are designed for speed.

Need to Know

Parking fees. Heavy bike/foot traffic requires slow riding in areas.

Description

The trail is a very well groomed, manufactured, lots of fun berms and pops, some punchy climbs, fun descents, and several areas to see the beautiful views along the lakeshore. A few sections have some pucker factor steep hillside and slightly narrow spots. All level riders can tackle this trail. Still being improved and adding sections, currently it's an out and back (roughly 11 miles from dam to Big Bend). Plans are to continue around the whole lake (40ish miles). Lake and park are also part of the trail, easily accessed for a swimming and picnic.

Contacts

Shared By:

Christopher Melby with improvements by Eric Nelson and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 22 votes

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in Hardy Dam

#775

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  4.5 from 22 votes
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Fast with Flow
Apr 24, 2021 near White C…, MI
Riding Seg 10 on The Dragon Trail @Boys on Bikes - Ride MTB.
Jul 25, 2022 near White C…, MI
Hard Packed Trail
Apr 24, 2021 near White C…, MI
Evening Ride
Apr 24, 2021 near White C…, MI
Riding Seg 9 on The Dragon Trail @Boys on Bikes - Ride MTB.
Jul 25, 2022 near White C…, MI
Beautiful Berm!
Apr 24, 2021 near White C…, MI

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Jun 19, 2024
Klein VerHill
Full Loop w James Byker! Left GR at 1:10 and got back at 9:50. 46 mile loop (rode almost all of segment 7) 46mi
Jun 16, 2023
Klein VerHill
Full Dragon day! What monster of a trail! Segment 7 was still mostly incomplete except for the northern section 40.2mi — 4h 09m
Nov 12, 2022
Jack Klop
I lost my bike light at this trail please contact me if you find it. Thank you
Oct 3, 2022
Amy White
This was a particularly fun flow trail that you actually got to go somewhere on. Nice views of the lake. 11.5mi — 1h 20m
Jul 4, 2022
Charles Adkins
Oct 1, 2021
Micah Plimpton
33mi
Sep 3, 2021
Micah Plimpton
28mi
Aug 2, 2021
Rachele Janz
Very well groomed fast where it needs to be technical where it's fun! Highly recommend 18.5mi
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