Vasa Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.08 out of 5
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Beginner
13
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
944
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
ONE-WAY~~ MAKE SURE YOU ARE FOLLOWING IN THE RIGHT DIRRECTION.... PLEASE! not fun
picking somebody elses bike parts out of shin
added by Guest July 29, 2008
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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UnMarked Technical Loop
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (35 total check-ins)
  jyossarian24   on Nov 16, 2015
  joshdmorris   on Nov 10, 2015
  Edward August Schowalter   on Nov 10, 2015
  forrestm   on Nov 7, 2015
  steviedrew 1967   on Nov 7, 2015
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Reviews (13)
 

Bunny Hop

December 20, 2015
Karter59 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This is a very well maintained trail system. The Vasa pathway is wide two track trail. Has some good climbs and Sandy spots. Great scenery and some fast downhills. There are three loops 5, 10, and 25k. There is also the Vasa single track that crosses the pathway in multiple locations. The trailhead for the single track is on supply road. The single track is fast and mostly flat but very fun to ride.

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Granny Gear

November 27, 2015
 
Review: Located on state forest land, the Vasa Pathway features a series of loops (3K, 5K, 10K, 25K) that offer users a variety of challenges from easy to difficult. Cross-country skiers, runners, hikers, mountain bikers, walkers, and naturalists enjoy the Vasa Pathway. The Vasa Pathway is maintained and groomed by TART Trails under an agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Grand Traverse County. It is the home of the North American Vasa cross-country ski race, and the annual Iceman Cometh mountain bike race uses a portion of the trail. TRAILHEAD: 4450 Bartlett Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686 DIRECTIONS: US31 to Bunker Hill Rd, RIGHT on Bartlett, LEFT into trailhead parking area. The trail is marked with wayfinding signs. The Vasa Pathway is owned by the Michigan DNR and groomed by TART Trails through a contract with the MDNR. Trail user donations to TART Trails help provide funding for the maintenance of the Pathway.

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Bunny Hop


August 10, 2015
jacks974 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Its my home singletrack! It is great for beginners to intermediate. There are tricky technical sections where the width between trees is about as wide as handlebars. And there are lots of fast sections to work on speed! Great time.

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Gramcounter


July 5, 2015
 
Review: We did a small section of the trail near Traverse City. There's a great building at the trailhead with bathroom/changing facilities, and the trail is pretty well marked. So many possibilities with this trail that it's hard to review it - part of it is also on the Iceman route in November.

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Bunny Hop

February 9, 2015
 
Review: Great trail system located on the east side of TC.

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Granny Gear

August 4, 2014
Nmark78 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail for beginners or intermediate. Narrow at points which slows you down but overall I enjoy it. Fun ride.

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Bunny Hop

May 28, 2013
stazera Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I have no clue why this trail is even called as Mountain bike trail.

the Trailhead looks all very attractive with a few jumps, but there are absolutely no drops, no jumps, no switchbacks inside the trails.

I would say this just meant for kids under 10yrs who just would like to get introduced to mtb.

Also it is so easy to get lost here as this place also has the skiing trails.

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Granny Gear

August 8, 2012
pluszki Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice track for beginners to intermittent riders. Took whole family with two kids 7, 10 and made it all the way. Not very technical track with some sandy spots and 1 longer climb. Overall good track for whole family to improve mountain bike skils.

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Granny Gear

July 12, 2012
 
Review: A very nice singletrack. Well maintained and marked. I loved all the

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Gramcounter

November 24, 2011
crash1 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Excellent trail, slimy in the spring, sandy in the summer, perfect in the fall. I ride it weekly. 1:03 best time it's a great workout! Also , stop and enjoy the lake / pond views !

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Vasa Trail MTB Trail 4.08 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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