Owasippe

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4.23 out of 5
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30
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Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
682
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Trail Description
About this trail
This is a great trail for intermediate to advanced riders. Scenery is great and your $5 helps keep the place going. Recently found out that you can pay $60 for a year permit or help maintain trails on volunteer day and get free access. Go to MMBA for more info on this great trail.
added by rarudeGranny Gear April 19, 2007
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (14)
 

Gnarly


August 31, 2016
Rick Plite Gnarly  
 
Review: Best scenery of any trail in the lower peninsula

Similar Trail: North Country Trail

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Trailblazer

June 7, 2016
TheMayor Trailblazer  
 
Review: I decided to come back. Still very expensive for a day ride, but I was in the area. Anyway a really fun trail. Sandy and almost all built to be sustainable. The back of the Expert Loop gets a bit fun and rowdy. Some great downhill sections that are a blast if you can let it rip. A couple surprise fast turns that require sudden braking.

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Trailblazer


September 8, 2015
 
Review: I previously reviewed this trail from a 2008 ride. I just rode these trails this weekend, and found the area completely changed. There is a new trail system to replace the old trails, and I only found a few spots where the old trails were used. There are 4 loops. The two beginner loops are short and intersect each other several times. The older one is part singletrack, but also uses gravel roads. The brand new one is all singletrack. The intermediate loop goes around the lake and has some very nice views. The expert loop is a nice extension on the intermediate loop.
All the the singletrack is narrow, fast, and flowy. There are no real technical features besides a few bridges and some sand that is typical of the area. I was surprised by the lack of roots. The "intermediate" and "expert" designations must come from the elevation change only. There are some challenging hills, but nothing overly difficult. These trails are a blast to ride! I won't wait over 7 years to come back this time!

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Granny Gear

August 23, 2015
0720656 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system lots of hill climbs. With even better down hill sections. Very scenic but also very confusing trail system very easy to get lost. They are producing more trail right now for a shorter beginner loop and it is very to easy to wind up on those and be on unmarked trails. Great place to go especially if you are in the area.

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Bunny Hop

June 17, 2015
 
Review: Trail is closed now. Iti s closed during the Scout Camp season from the 2nd Saturday for June through the 3rd Saturday of August. Then again for the month of November. Really a bummer as those are 3 of the prime riding months of the year. Bummed because I drove here on a great evening for a ride, only to discover this. I ended up driving an hour to Merrell trail for a really nice night ride.
Also the parking fee is now up to $10 for a night, or $60 for the season. Yikes! This is a nice trail, but those prices, along with that much closed time, means rides here will be pretty precious and far between.

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Gnarly


May 31, 2015
Rick Plite Gnarly  
 
Review: Amazing views

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Granny Gear

September 1, 2014
pugs Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trail system and very well marked. Moderate to semi advanced Challenge .

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Granny Gear

August 12, 2014
kchauvez Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trails where clean and fast it us a good ride.

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Granny Gear

July 13, 2014
hotwired Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice trails. There is an easy loop an intermediate loop and a small expert loop that you get to off the intermediate loop. The trails are closed mid june and July for Scouting. $10 per visit or $60 for the season.

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Trailblazer


January 20, 2013
 
Review: Nice, rolling singletrack with plenty of short climbs. The downhills are decent and the scenery is great. Take a break halfway through and take a swim in one of the many lakes.
Many people rate Owasippe as intermediate to advanced, but my rookie wife had few problems. She did walk some hills.
The trails are closed for most of the summer as the area is a Boy Scout camp. My only other complaint is that some of the areas are a little too sandy. Those of us who grew up in West Michigan are used to that!

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Owasippe MTB Trail 4.23 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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