Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park)

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11
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 4,500 ft
↓ 3,700 ft
965
elevation (ft)
7.8
avg mph
108
ridden
46
wishlist
1:09
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.31 out of 5
About This Trail
added by hockeydaddy Granny Gear on September 25, 2005
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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.
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ken.mraz on October 13, 2014
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Review: Novi Tree Farm and Lakeshore Park are one in the same. Fun, scenic, well marked. Recommend early ride to experience the wildlife. Consider it beginner to intermediate.

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TJ Dlugosz on October 5, 2014
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Review: Great trail. Lots of tight turns and twists. Lots of obstacles but also bypass at everyone. at one pint your riding thru pines which was pretty cool. will definitely go back here soon!

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customscalpel on September 6, 2014
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Review: What a blast, not physically demanding but very technical in spots but it does have the option to go around the technical parts. Very scenic Trail

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Adam Payne on June 27, 2014
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Review: I have been here a few times and the ride has been a blast. Anything fairly technical can be avoided but having the option is nice. The only problem I had was that I went there 3 days after it rained and there was still a large amount of standing water still on the trail... Otherwise, great ride!

Similar Trail: Island Lake

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MaxwellRadington on June 9, 2014
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Review: The Tree Farm is a definitely a good ride. It's closer to the central area of Metro Detroit than most of the State and Metro Park trails. While there is not a lot of elevation, the single track loop seems to have pretty good flow. It doesn't feel like a total pedal fest. There are a ton of man-made obstacles which is nice. Very well maintained. Definitely worth checking out at least once. I like to think of the tree farm as a longer versions of the Pines section at Stoney creek... or Addison Oaks without the elevation.

Similar Trail: The Pines at Stoney Creek

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irocss85 on April 13, 2014
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Review: This is my fave of the trails I've ridden. lots of short climbs and switchbacks. lots of obstacles like tree stump piles and rock piles and log rides. There are hiking trails that go along side or cross the biking trails that make it very easy to go back to the parking lot if you need to cut the ride short or if you have a problem. there's a pump track after 8miles or so too. I also like how the type of woods/ trees change a couple times during the ride. Just a lithe change in scenery. I'd say the trail is kept up very nicely throughout the season too. They have a nice beach and playground too for the non riding family members.

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Bike_Ninja_4 on September 18, 2013
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Review: Not to hard. I am a solid advanced intermediate rider and. The crater and the hard parts on the expert loop are kind of fun but are all easily avoidable. Did it for the fist time today. Only about 10% of the trial should be intermediate. I prefer maybury. It's not as long but two laps is still shorter than the tree farm and more of a work out. This trial is great for beginners to big inner intermediate riders. Go to the tree farm if you like man made obstacles ( rock garden, log piles, etc) Very well maintained.

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anetsemail on June 22, 2013
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Review: Fun trail. Really muddy even a few days after rain. Mud was fun though!

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minnanation on May 29, 2013
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Review: So to start off I used map my ride and only came up with 7.5 miles and I know i went on every loop. Trail is good for newbies and some intermediate. For anyone more than that your best bet is to head to the crater which is near the center of the trail. That has some very difficult sections and runs.

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Guest on October 18, 2012
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Review: Just rode this trail today due to its close proximity to where I live and I ABSOLUTELY fell in LOVE with it! Its got everything for a beginner to an expert or intermediate rider like myself. Its definitely taken over the top spot as my favorite local ride from island lake and maybury. I can't wait to ride it again. Oh, and I almost forgot, the CRATER is awesome!

Similar Trail: Maybury

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mgiorio666 on September 21, 2012
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Review: Love this place

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msujedi on June 4, 2012
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Review: I've ridden this trail 3 times; once with another good rider, and twice with my kids. I agree with the majority of the other comments. The trail was designed very well. The wide trail running through the center allows riders to cut their ride short and return to the trailhead at several points...much like a networked trail system. However, the singletrack flows consistently throughout your ride if you choose to stay on it. It can be pretty technical if you take it at speed, and if you ride the log bridges. However, my kids (8 & 11) ride the Pines at Stony Creek with me. They're not quite ready for the Roller coaster. I find that the Tree Farm is a good fit for them. As long as we take it easy & they follow my line, they can ride most of the trail. There were 2 climbs I don't even have them attempt, and some log mounds they walk. Otherwise, most of the trail can be ridden by kids or beginner adults. The 'extras' parallel to the regular trail such as log bridges are a great addition, providing both challenge and interest for experienced riders.

* Review edited 6/4/2012

Similar Trail: Blend of Pontiac Lake & Stony Creek

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jtjeepin on April 17, 2012
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Review: Great trail! Well marked, lots of technical obstacles, fast sections, some fun down hills and good length. Overall good variety and a fun ride! Only down side is people don't follow the "No hiking on the MTB trails" rule.

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chuckdamage on February 19, 2012
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Review: Well marked trail that is flowing as all get out. This was the first trail that I had ridden that was over 5 miles. Each individual section is clearly marked and named. The builders did an amazing job here.

Similar Trail: Luton Park

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specialized1911 on October 12, 2011
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Review: One of my all time favorite rides becuase it is a very fast flowing course. It only takes close to an hour to finish. It isnt a very physcially demanding course, so it is very easy to go out and put in a couple laps. Lots of log bridges, and rock piles to climb. I recommend always takeing the difficult route.

Similar Trail: Stoney Creek, Glen Oaks

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Hiscrusader on September 28, 2011
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Review: pretty sweet, fast, and with lots of obstacles to keep it interesting. The distance is nice because you don't feel obligated to do multiple loops. Solid singletrack. Not to difficult if your a beginner looking to mess around.

Similar Trail: maybury, addison oaks.

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scott4587 on August 18, 2011
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Review: This trail is awesome! It has a little bit of everything! It can get pretty tight at times and a little technical but there is never a dull moment! Don't be a chicken, you have to go down the wall of death!

Similar Trail: Maybury State Park

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irishpitbull on August 1, 2011
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Review: Honestly, I don't think this trail should be rated this high. The expert loop and the crater are fun but the trail feels as if the 11 mile track is squeezed into acre of land. The amount of switch backs are just annoying and the pump track is poorly built. The trail is in great condition and maintained very well and the little bridges are kinda fun.

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tstefani on May 4, 2011
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Review: This trail is great! 10 miles of a little bit of everything. not to aggressive good for beginers.

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mattox09 on April 21, 2011
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Review: This trail is awesome! The 10 miles of trails are so much fun. The MMBA keeps the trail in tip top shape. There is something here for everyone. From someone just starting out in MTB, or for the seasoned pro. The trail is very well marked so don't worry about getting lost. Great scenery for the nature lover. Obstacles for first timers and for the more dangerous dare devil. There is really too much to list for this trail. Great for all experience levels.

* Review edited 4/21/2011

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rudy1337 on August 12, 2010
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Review: Sweet trail! Trail has a little bit of everything. Has good flow and it is what you make of it. Some nice skinnies, plenty of log crossings and some spots where you can do a little jumping. Crater section really isn't much more than a bumpy downhill, just looks intimidating. Let it ride over it and it is no problem. I haven't ridden that many trails since I started riding 2 years ago, but this one is definitely in my top 3. Loved it.

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scmilam1 on July 31, 2010
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Review: Wow. We loved this trail. It has lots of log piles, fun curves, fun root sections, and a couple of bridges which provides smiles all around. Also, while there are many small hills, it does not have any killer climbs which is good if you are taking the whole family. There is even a pump track about two miles from the end of the trail. For those of you that might not want to do the full 10 miles, you can take one of several shortcuts to trim the distance (but be careful not to cut off too much of this very fun trail) Overall, everybody considered this track the best we have ridden in Michigan.

* Review edited 7/31/2010

Similar Trail: Midland City Forest, Burchfield, Shearer Road Trail

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MINIC on November 2, 2009
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Review: loads of switchbacks! no real technical climbs. Some technical parts if you like but options to go around are there too. Did I mention all the switchbacks. The real fun at this trail is riding it at night! The total trail runs a bit over 9 miles with loads of bail outs. Trail is very well marked

* Review edited 4/21/2010

Similar Trail: Maybury, Burchfield

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MBennetti on August 27, 2009
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Review: one of the funest ive been to yet, from 4 foot log piles to 25ft tree rides, all in all very fun

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AmericanBandit on June 17, 2009
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Review: Like post below, trail is great for varying skill levels. No grueling climbs and you can't get cooking downhill but still moderate speed throughout. One thing that is great is a main widetrack splits the trail in half so you can ride whatever section you want over and over. The crater is cool but needs to be kept up better. The log jumps (or bumps more or less) are lame but the elevated log rails are pretty sweet. I know it sounds like I am dissing this trail which Im not - just think since its maintained by MMBA it should be a lil more tech, or at least one really tech loop

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detroitrockdoc on June 16, 2008
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Review: Nice trail for all skill levels. Really challenging advanced section if you're looking for some punishment. 9 miles of very well maintained single track...jump in Walled Lake after the ride!

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rookierider on June 15, 2008
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Review: I am seriously regretting my recent purchase of a raleigh comfort bike after discovering the Lakeshore Park trail only a mile from my house. This trail is awesome! Challenging, but in a good way. Keeps me coming back for more. I'm still too chicken to attempt the log jumps, but I'll get there. One warning, if it's rained recently & muggy out, expect to be attacked by a million mosquitoes if you stop for more than 2 seconds. :)

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WWS on March 1, 2008
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Review: This is the trail that started it all for me. I love this one. Its small but it has everything. Jumps like the massive crater, a couple of fast exciting descends and a few good climbs. On this one you can defiantly let it out. The night ride here is sweet also lots of deer.

Similar Trail: Highland, Pontiac

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LR3ROVER on May 12, 2007
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Review: This trail ROCKS!! Tons of jumps and technical sections with some great open single track to rip on. This trail has it all, it also has great mapping and the ability to get out if you don't want to do the whole trail. A Must Do...

Similar Trail: Highland and Maybury

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Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park) MTB Trail 4.31 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.
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  • Pump Track
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