Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park)

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.45 out of 5
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Intermediate
11
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,500 ft
↓ 3,700 ft
965
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Starts on right hand side and is all pure sweet single track. It is technical and has many manmade stunts(rockgardens, log jumps) with bypass at each. The main feature is "THE CRATER". Which is a popular spot to stop and do some jumping and hucking. Opportunity to get sweet air.
added by hockeydaddyGranny Gear September 26, 2005
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is this a decent trail for a beginner? I've never ridden a singletrack before. Thanks! -drewman87

A: I don't know how old this question is, but from what I've riden of it (had to bail last year when I was there due to rain) it is very beginner friendly. If you run into anything that worries you, you can either ride around it, or walk around it. No shame in that for a new rider, enjoy!

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Reviews (51)
 

Gramcounter


August 10, 2016
 
Review: A blast to ride. In 10 miles it goes from skills track to cross country terrain and handling to flow. Extremely well maintained and marked, with various route difficulties clearly marked. An excellent ride for the beginner or intermediate rider, with a great deal of log piles, rocks, skinnines, and rolling pump hills to get your practice in! Not a great workout loop, I was barely breathing hard after 10. My only complaint is a lack of "trail zen", with the track feeling very constructed and unnatural, as well as being in clear view of the suburbs at many points! But I'm nitpicking, this is an excellent trail.

Similar Trail: Midland City Forest

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Granny Gear

July 23, 2016
 
Review: Tons of fun, very well marked and good for all levels. Can tell lots of love has gone into this trail.

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Granny Gear

December 25, 2015
 
Review: Great ride. Intense but able to kick back and relax and just being outside. I highly recommend everyone who likes to ride, get out here and hit this trail!!!

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Gramcounter

December 20, 2015
Karter59 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Well maintained fun course. Lots of twisty turns and obstacles. I usually ride the tree farm relay race they have there in july.

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Gramcounter


November 16, 2015
daleydan Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a great trail! Lakeshore Park and Novi Tree Farm are the same park. It's an intermediate trail.

Similar Trail: Maybury

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Gramcounter


November 8, 2015
daleydan Gramcounter  
 
Review: I went back to this trail immediately. It was less than a month in between rides there. This trail is amazing. The maintenance on it is great and it is very well marked. I will be a regular here. I have yet to conquer all of the challenges. Something tells me it will require many more rides. The public bathrooms are closed for the season.

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Gramcounter


October 19, 2015
daleydan Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail was amazing! It is very well marked and maintained. It has something for everyone. Plenty of technical spots, that can be avoided if wanted. There is a main trail that runs through, if you need to bail for any reason or want to avoid the technical loops all together. The technical spots are amazing, the crater was like nothing I've done so far. There are many speedy parts, and switch backs. The uphills are nicely spaced out and not too severe. It is about 10 miles, I did 12. I had to loop back to try some of those technical spots again. I did the crate 3 times. I can't wait to get back here again!

Similar Trail: Maybury - but less climbing.

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October 12, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: This place is great. Kudos to everyone who maintains it...it was in perfect shape. Has some flowy sections and some technical features (all of which are avoidable). I was also pleasantly surprised that sand was at a minimum, which is rare for Michigan.

All in all, this place is probably the best singletrack in SE Michigan...I'll be back a lot.

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Granny Gear

October 3, 2015
stabor7 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great place for all riders! some easy technical features are unavoidable and you can skip difficult sections if you want. There are some log piles and and skinnies to ride across for the more advanced rider. There are enough logs close to the trail to get creative for advanced riders. I took my wife and we both had a great time! I am a Tennessee native and am used to tacky clay trails with rock and am still getting used to the loose sandy trails. There is a great pump track and everything is very well marked and maintained. the wildlife was not very timid and I road close to deer, squirrels, and snakes!

Similar Trail: tour de wolf in memphis Tennessee

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Bunny Hop


September 9, 2015
Bronson Bunny Hop  
 
Review: great trail, wish it was a little faster

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Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park) MTB Trail 4.45 out of 5 based on 51 ratings. 51 user reviews.
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