Owasippe

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.11 out of 5
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30
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Singletrack
↑ 2,900 ft
↓ 2,600 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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Recent Trail Check-ins     (11 total check-ins)
  Rick Plite   1 week ago
  czervonka   on Jun 7, 2015
  czervonka   on Jun 6, 2015
  Rick Plite   on May 31, 2015
  lampenj   on May 27, 2015
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Granny Gear

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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Granny Gear

May 31, 2015
Rick Plite Granny Gear  
 
Review: Amazing views

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Granny Gear

August 31, 2014
pugs Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trail system and very well marked. Moderate to semi advanced Challenge .

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Granny Gear

August 11, 2014
kchauvez Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trails where clean and fast it us a good ride.

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Poseur

July 12, 2014
hotwired Poseur  
 
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
Rghjr7806 Trailblazer  
 
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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Granny Gear

November 1, 2011
hladkib Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is an awesome trail, with some beautiful scenery. It can be a technical trail, beginners might have their wheels slip out from underneath themselves a few times. The new re-route is a little rough only because it's new and needs to be ridden more. They have a Facebook page under, "Owasippe Trail Users." You'll be able to find much more info there plus you can actually talk to the people that ride it frequently. Note: this trail is closed off during the summer months because this property is shared with the Boy Scouts of America, and they use the area for their summer camp.

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Granny Gear


July 27, 2011
dsignguy Granny Gear  
 
Review: do not waste your time going here through the summer, drove 30 miles to bike here while on vacation, only to find out the scouts use the trails all summer and they are closed to the public

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Poseur

August 18, 2009
 
Review: rode trail on 8/18/09 great shape after all the work sunday.hats off to everyone who helped out.love this place its my home trail would not recommend for beginners some tough climbs,has some fast downhills,very fun trail.

Similar Trail: i would say yankee springs is more like owassippi than fort custer but to each his own.Ride it and see for yourself enjoy!

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Granny Gear

August 31, 2007
thzehner Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a very scenic heavily wooded single track that passes several lakes. The trail is mostly single track with lots of ups and downs. This is not a technical ride but there are several ups and downs that you have to pay attention to. I rode the red trail which is a loop about ten miles long. The trail is well maintained with several re-routes around fallen trees. I traveled 7.7 miles north from US 31 on Russel road to get to the Owassippi scout camp. This was a nice ride - I will do it again.

Similar Trail: Ft. Custer near Battle Creek

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Owasippe MTB Trail 4.11 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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