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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +0/10 ft
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Alma Mountain Bike Trail

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#142 of 303 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#9,053 in the world

The trail is made up of 6 sections totaling 3 Miles of gentle single track. Sections 1, 2 & 3 can each be its own loop. Sections 4, 5, & 6 must be ridden together.
Detailed trail information with pictures and a map: http://www.ci.alma.mi.us/1/307/mountain_bike_trail.asp

First added by pjrobar on Jul 7, 2013. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take US 127 (N/S) or M46 (E/W) to the center of Michigan. If heading south on US 127 take the Alma exit, and also if form either direction on M46, and go south on N Alger Rd (towards the city of Alma), which becomes Wright Ave. After passing through downtown Alma, Wright Ave (now named N Lincoln Ave) curves east (left) and becomes W Center St. Continue on W Center St for three (3) blocks and turn south (right) onto N State St. Cross the rail road tracks and the Pine River and turn west (right) onto Ely St. Ely St quickly becomes Riverside Dr. Continue on Riverside Dr to the Pine River Park.
From US 127 heading north, take the Alma exit and head west on E Lincoln Rd. Lincoln Rd becomes E Superior Street, continue on into downtown Alma. Turn south (left) onto N State St. Cross the rail road tracks and the Pine River and turn west (right) onto Ely St. Ely St quickly becomes Riverside Dr. Continue on Riverside Dr to the Pine River Park.
The trail is located in the Pine River Park & Outdoor Center. The entrance you want is not visible in the Google Maps map view, but is visible in the satellite view. It is a paved road on your right, located between the boat launch area and the cemetery. (If you get to W Marshall St on your left you've gone too far.) Drive/ride past the playground and continue on to the brick restroom building. There is plenty of parking in that area. Ride past the gate, the trailhead will be on the right. A sign will read "Bike Trail Section 1". (If the gate is closed, there is ample space to ride around it.)
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  • mdonald8
    *****

    Nice twist and turn track. A nice track to get your technical skills off of turning speed up and down. it doesn't have a lot of elevation but it has a lot of sharp hairpin turns with some logs things to go over it's a nice beginner person's track that has some technical parts that can keep you interested. I would highly recommend anybody try this track.

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  • Todd Lovas III
    *****

    A very fun, small trail that isn't trying to be anything outstanding. I would put it at the upper limits of beginner, but not intermediate at all. If you do the loop twice, once in each direction, you'll be more than happy.

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  • Erlstn
    ***

    Super easy super fast = super fun. Much needed break from roots and rocks. No hills but was a really fun ride nonetheless.

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  • Erlstn
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    Late november and the trail was mostly clear of leaves! Not a technical trail and no real hills at all. Very muddy but was fun. Trail is marked well enough for me to understand. Two times around was sufficient - enjoyed it and will be back.

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  • jjbreithaupt17@yahoo.com
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    About 3.3 miles of tight and twisty single track right near the river by downtown Alma. We rode the trail a couple days after a good rain and it was a little soft. Makes good use of a small area but there is virtually no elevation change. It's hard to get real speed here as well. A couple teeter totters and log jumps on the loop by the river make it fun. Wouldn't travel more than 30 mins to ride it however. The three loops can easily be ridden together. Ride all three twice for it to be worth your time.

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