Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park)

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4.32 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 25, 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 (34)
 


June 29, 2015
 
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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May 31, 2015
 
Review: First trail I ever rode. I loved it. Lots of obstacles, and options if you want to bypass. Way more fun than just riding on the road. Cool bonus - The MB trail crosses a family friendly trail too... so if you are short on time you can book back to the trail head. The park is also pretty cool.

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May 25, 2015
 
Review: My favorite place to ride in the area, and the preferred spot for my friends and I to ride regularly. The best thing this trail has to offer is that it is literally for everyone. There are technical spots, but unlike most trails in the area, one can decide whether or not to do these sections. Great for taking someone who's not comfortable biking yet, but also great for serious riders. Each section has a different flow and feel, as well, making it a trail that is never boring. I've biked this trail for years and I'll continue to bike it for quite some time. Not only worth your time, but also worthy of making it a part of your routine.

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May 5, 2015
 
Review: Really fast, and fun intermediate trail. A must ride for anyone nearby.

Similar Trail: Brighton Rec.

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April 17, 2015
 
Review: Being from another area of the state, this is my first time on one of the metropark trails. I have to say, I was very impressed. The trail was well marked; I never needed a map. I was surprised at how much the terrain changed over time; one second I'm on a rocky path headed towards the crater (don't miss it!) then suddenly I'm in a twisting pine forest with a pumptrack tucked away.

10 miles of singletrack that varies enough to keep things interesting, well marked trails with a 2-track down the middle to bail out whenever you wish, it's hard to find anything to not like about it. They do a great job with the terrain and the space they have, making this a gem I will definitely visit again soon.

P.S. I drove from Ann Arbor for this (~30 mins), and thought it was worth the trip. Maybury is close by as well if you're coming from farther.

Similar Trail: NTF is Burchfield Park's prettier sister

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October 13, 2014
 
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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October 5, 2014
 
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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September 6, 2014
 
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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June 27, 2014
 
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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June 9, 2014
 
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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Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park) MTB Trail 4.32 out of 5 based on 34 ratings. 34 user reviews.
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