Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park)

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.40 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 (43)
 

Poseur

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


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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Bunny Hop


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

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Granny Gear

September 4, 2015
Brett77 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun track, some what fast lots of fun and easy obstacles

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Bunny Hop

August 24, 2015
mezaine Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Perfect! It has everything I wanted! Technical in some spots, long for endurance, bridges and some logs to jump, and scenic with the meadow and river. I'm beginner/ intermediate, but getting better. I did try some of the advanced parts and they were super hard. Well marked. Will be doing this again!!

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Granny Gear

August 17, 2015
hughzey Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great track. The track allows you to mix and match it's features (often movie or comic related) to develope your own required characteristics of a single track needed on your ride. Access to the beach is a excellent post-ride cool off.

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Granny Gear

August 5, 2015
 
Review: I love this trail. Just rode it after a couple years off, and forgot how much fun it is. When you were a kid and wanted to go fast and ride curves like a BMX track, and do some jumps, and bomb down some hills, there was never a place to do that all in one spot. This course let's you do all of that. It is not a technical juggernaut, or have goat-hill climbs for fitness junkies... but it challenges you to take the right line and ride it fast... not just ride it. Get the lines right and keep momentum, and you can burn through it, but if you are dragging the brakes downhill or missing the apexes, you will want to come back and hit that sweet line through those tough spots. There are log piles and small rock gardens... but there is almost always an escapement for newer riders. There are plenty of fitness paths around, and I'm not knocking them at all, but I ride because it's fun, and for where we live, this is a great course.

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Bunny Hop

June 29, 2015
MtBen Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Very fun trail. Mostly flat, some moderate but very short climbs. Took my single speed and completed the 10 mile loop in ~1 hr. Had to walk my bike up two "hills" (more like small mounds) since I still had my winter legs and no gears. Bring your dirt jumper for a surprising little gem at around the half way mark (just after the trail head past The Crater).

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Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park) MTB Trail 4.40 out of 5 based on 43 ratings. 43 user reviews.
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