Merrell Trail

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4.39 out of 5
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Intermediate
5
miles

Singletrack
↑ 600 ft
↓ 600 ft
898
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Great, technical single track ride. Rock piles and bridges for an entertaining ride.
added by zwinnieGranny Gear October 2, 2012
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (32)
 

Gramcounter


March 12, 2016
 
Review: Machine build, flow and technical elements shoved in a small package.

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Gramcounter


November 5, 2015
 
Review: This trail is addictive! Several awesome flow routes going both directions with wonderful diversity and distinctive characters.

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Gramcounter


October 10, 2015
 
Review: Best trail i have ridden in a while. Def best trail in W MI. Fast, smooth, well maintined. Ride one way on even days and reverse on odd. Very popular, well maintained and marked.

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Gnarly


September 12, 2015
ARDurand Gnarly  
 
Review: A super fun trail that has personality. If you head to Merrell on consecutive days, the trail direction changes. I'm definitely an intermediate casual rider who is working on technical skills and this trail has really helped me to learn skills in a hurry. Fast and flowing in spots, small rock sections, some man made obstructions and moderate climbs in others. Somewhat sandy as well.

If you're a winter fabulously fat rider, the trails are groomed for you riding pleasure.

Similar Trail: Luton, Upper Macatawa and Lakeshore Park (Novi Tree Farm)

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Granny Gear

September 1, 2015
 
Review: I stopped here an a return trip from Grand Rapids for a quick ride and was impressed. Not a lot of climbing, but there were enough features to keep things interesting, and the trail seemed well used and well maintained. Wish I would have had time for more than one lap. Very convenient to US 131...I'll definitely make this a regular stop on y trips downstate.

Similar Trail: Avalanche Preserve..Boyne City

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Granny Gear

August 16, 2015
worthy Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good trail I'm a beginner only have ridin two trails but happy with them so far

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Bunny Hop

July 22, 2015
jdelamater Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Good ride right now. Take caution, there is a lot of poison ivy on the edge of the trail especially at the trail head.

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Trailblazer


July 10, 2015
roknfnrol Trailblazer  
 
Review: This is an entertaining beginners trail. I was visiting Michigan and thought I would check this trailer. I found myself wanting the entire trail to be like sawtooth. It was good for a little cardio early in the morning.

Similar Trail: Not sure.

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Trailblazer


June 4, 2015
Erlstn Trailblazer  
 
Review: My son (7) and I did our first night ride here tonight. Perfect weather and trail is in great shape. What a blast!

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Gramcounter


May 21, 2015
Mateo Juez Gramcounter  
 
Review: super well-maintained, tight, fast fun trail with mad flow!

this is my favorite trail so far. it's just so well designed and maintained. the technical portions are avoidable for beginners and really fun for everyone else.

I had a hard time finding it the first time, turn on the side road next to the gas station (off 10 mi) and keep going back on the dirt road.

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Merrell Trail MTB Trail 4.39 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.
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