Al Sabo

3.29 out of 5
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↑ 300 ft
↓ 300 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
1/2 flat XC singletrack with 1/2 manageable technical singletrack make for a fast 25 minute loop at 14 mph average. A no admission charge park with well marked trails winding through a mix of forests and prairie. A popular place for hikers and dog walkers as well as occasional horseback riders. A great trail for trying out a single speed mtn bike or as a trail for new riders as the 2 hill climbs are not steep and the technical sections are not intimidating.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: how old do you have to be -Guest

A: no age limit

Guest answered on October 8, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No




Q: Do I need a mountain bike for this trail? Would a cyclocross bike be ok? -megp08

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Reviews (17)

Granny Gear

August 8, 2018
Bubba269 Granny Gear  
Review: Fun! Could be marked a little better but was able to navigate just fine. Has some hills, a little sand and roots. As a beginner I really enjoyed it.

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July 14, 2018
LowDawg Doubletrack  
Review: Nice easy morning ride. Lots of cross trails to the main ones, but fun and easy.

Similar Trail: Caloosahatche in Florida


November 7, 2017
Review: I was in the area for work and Ft. Custer was full of deer hunters (and I had no Orange vest, a brown jacket and a white helmet). It is a nice little trail for a city park. The other reviews describe it pretty well, but the section that rides along the ridge and drops down into the valley was really beautiful when in full fall colors. No hunting is allowed in this park. I think they did a good job with the space available. It looks like it would drain pretty well and the sandy soil probably helps it dry up quick. The "Moab" section is not, so don't get your hopes up. If you can't make it to Ft. Custer and are in the area, this beats the tar out of a hotel treadmill.

Granny Gear

October 28, 2016
schlumped Granny Gear  
Review: Great spot for beginners to find their niche in this sport


September 1, 2016
MRK35 Gramcounter  
Review: The trail is a lot more sandy than it used to be. Really washed out in places which makes hills more challenging. It used to be the perfect novice trail, but I'd upgrade it to beginner now.


August 11, 2016
Review: Local quickie and fun trail overall. I wish they would cut back the brush. They recently cut through the area to add a paved trail which is actually a nice and scenic way to approach the trail head. I sometimes worry about the areas that the mtb trail and paved trail cross... Possible collisions with faster road bikers, but it seems to be well thought out with the ability to see what is coming.

Bunny Hop

August 4, 2016
ned3323 Bunny Hop  
Review: Ok, it has some good flowing plain spots but the weeds are close and can suck you in. If you ride a couple loops twice you'll get a nice workout. Only one steep hill I can remember.

July 16, 2016
Review: Fun but a little overgrown and sandy


September 7, 2013
Review: This is an excellent trail for beginners. I am excited to take my children on it ( 8 and 11). It is not one for adrenaline rushes but has beautiful views and the terrain changes frequently enough to keep things interesting. I am sure it is incredible during the color changes, especially where the trail is very narrow and covered in a forest canopy.

There is minimal climbing (for a mountain bike trail) and minimal obstacles but a lot of turns and trail width changes. I was expecting it to be a little sandy (from other reviews) but there were sections that screamed "I am a beach". (Then again I am new from Colorado and not used to sand on the trails)

While Fort Custer is more exciting, this is much closer when you just want a quick ride (if you live in Kalamazoo)


June 23, 2013
TyMcFly Gramcounter  
Review: I ride this trail all the time when I can't make it out to Fort Custer and want to do a quick run. I rode it today and it needs a little work in some places. There's an uprooted tree on the Atwater loop, you can get by it but it sneaks up on you as it's right around a corner on the start of a downhill. The log pile on Atwater is in serious disrepair and should be avoided. It's is on only angled and slick, but missing logs. That being said the Atwater trail is still the best in my opinion. The conditions were a little sandy and overgrown but nothing too bad. Still rides pretty fast and is great for beginners or a quick easy run.

Al Sabo MTB Trail 3.29 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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