Vasa Trail

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SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
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4.11 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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Trail Q&A
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Q: where is the trail head? -Guest

A: It's off of Supply Road

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Reviews (18)
 

Bunny Hop


August 17, 2016
 
Review: some fun sections but barely qualifies as a mtn bike trail in others. Some of the new single track sections seem to have been built with size small 26" bikes in mind

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Gramcounter


July 18, 2016
Revz Gramcounter  
 
Review: Topo map reflects VASA Trail. NOT VASA Singletrack. Single Track start is off of Supply road. Yes they do cross and feed into each other but the VASA single track is NOT shown on the topo

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Bunny Hop


July 16, 2016
 
Review: The VASA Pathway is a trail system itself; the singletrack can be accessed from the pathway or via a separate trailhead. The pathway is a system of loops (3k, 5k, 10k, and 25k) with varying degrees of difficulty. There are hills and plenty of sand. The pathway itself is pretty open the singletrack is very tight. Concur with what another reviewer said about the DNR; they were checking tags on July 13

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Granny Gear

June 25, 2016
 
Review: I looked up Vasa trails before heading up to visit family in the Traverse City area. If you are coming from US 131 take fox lake rd (which is on your left if you're coming from the south or your right if you're coming from the north). You will take a fox lake rd all the way to Supply rd; I believe you are on fox lake rd for about 5 miles. Take a left on supply road. The single track trail is marked by a small state park sign on your right hand side about 5-7 miles down the road from fox lake road. Once there, you will need a state park pass to utilize the park. DNR DOES CHECK!

The trail itself is very nicely groomed! It is just over a 12 mile loop with several different challenges all of the track. Sand, switchbacks, steep slopes to crawl down, close trees to squeeze through. It will keep you working hard through the whole trail. I only give this trail a 5 because of the intersecting fat bike trail. THE FAT BIKE RIDERS DO NOT STOP, YOU MUST YIELD TO THEM!

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Granny Gear

May 12, 2016
ErktheJerk Granny Gear  
 
Review: Pretty smooth, quick and flowy. The berm cut outs really help you dig in and keep your speed going into the next corner

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Gramcounter

December 20, 2015
Karter59 Gramcounter  
 
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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Gramcounter

August 10, 2015
jacks974 Gramcounter  
 
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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Vasa Trail MTB Trail 4.11 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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