Andrew's University Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.21 out of 5
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Intermediate
11.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
687
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This is a newer trail system that is really starting to take off (9-27-2013). It is comprised of about 11 miles of tight, twisty, and technical singletrack with some short steep climbs. The trail is meant to be ridden counter-clockwise. There is some marking right now, however real signage is in the works.

http://www.andrews.edu/life/rec/area_recreation/andrewstrailmap.pdf
added by treky92Gnarly
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (20)
 

Bunny Hop

August 25, 2019
 
Review: It was good a dry...it needs some jumps!




Granny Gear

August 19, 2019
 
Review: This is a great trail. I can really see the effort that has been put into it over the last few years. I'm an avid rider throughout MI and this trail can hold its own against most trails in the state. It's comparable to most cross country trails in the state. Looking forward to future improvements. Trail markings are much better than they were. There is room for improvement, but you can generally now just follow the flow. Thanks for the hard work! This website now sucks. I have to log in to leave a review? I am a Poseur? If you think forcing people to create an account will increase traffic you are wrong.




Gramcounter

August 19, 2018
 
Review: Still needs better trailmarking.




Granny Gear

July 22, 2018
 
Review: Andrews has a little bit for everyone. Up front, the Pink Loop is a great way for beginners to try features and short climbs. Best way is to ride Pink several times to build up endurance and skills that are needed for the rest of the park. The loops all connect to make a great ride full of natural and man made features. Each loop is marked with a colored arrow. However, if you are riding the big loop just follow the black arrows. First timers, I know from experience, can get lost quickly without knowing how the loops connect. Some loops get difficult very fast and it's easy to get turned around. This trail system is one of the best.




Granny Gear

June 13, 2017
 
Review: Great ride this past weekend. This was my first time out at Andrews and we had an experienced rider in our group that knew the trails very well. This was a challenging ride but very fun. Thanks to the good people who maintain these trails.




Gramcounter

November 14, 2016
roblem Gramcounter  
 
Review: When you cant find challenge at your next most challenging trail.. come to Andrews.. Fun and Exciting. Not for the faint of heart. I have not ridden a trail anywhere in the country like this one. Good advanced riding. (not like trials riding schooner trace in brown county) but steep banked gullies, short steep drops (1 around 50' starting at 30deg) twisty, tight technical.. It may be my favorite place yet.




Granny Gear

August 8, 2016
 
Review: The trail markings have been updated and approved. The crew that maintains the trails feel that the markings are now adequate. If you have any issues or suggestions, please contact us at jpcrevier9@gmail.com




Bunny Hop

July 18, 2016
Rev. 14 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I'm giving an update on to the previous review I did. This trail gets maintained, seems like every other week. I find a new berm here a new jump there, something fixed there. I would like to give 5 stars for all the hard work people are doing to these trails.

However, what is lacking is the proper posted signage. What they have posted are white metal signs with black arrows pointing where to go. They are not everywhere though. So a first timer could get upset until you find your way. I've had to assist a few people who thought they were lost and have them follow me out.

If the signs were more clear, this trail system would easily be 5 stars, no doubt about it. I'm serious when I say they keep this trail in pristine shape. Best trail system that I know of between Benton Harbor/St. Joseph and South Bend. It's really a lot of fun.




Trailblazer

June 9, 2016
dzemens Trailblazer  
 
Review: Signage left a lot to be desired. Aboit half of the sign posts didn't have a map or any detail or information about where you were, or where you were going. Parked in TP2, rode puple, blue, orange and crisscrossed thru a field getting bulldozed and a retirement home parking lot to get back to TH. First time riding here, should've studied the map ahead of time! Trails were in great shape, signs of very recent trail work, cutting, trimming, dirt work, etc. Roller coaster. Lots of ups and downs this trail was a burner but lots of faster flowy stuff, too. Didn't see a lot of features but there were a few small jumps and bumps and log piles. I get the impression that once you learn the lay of the land and get a feel for the different segments, it would be a great rode. Wish I had more time to explore it. If I'm around this paRT of the state again I'll def ride here again. I give only 3 stars because of the poor signage and lack of instruction for returning to TH from various points on the trail.



 

Trailblazer

July 18, 2016
Rev. 14 Trailblazer  
 
Review: I agree with you. I would give 5 stars if they would get the signage up everywhere so I have given it 4 stars. Just because of the work done to it.




Granny Gear

April 23, 2016
 
Review: Super fun, relatively well maintained trails. It's kind of amazing how much is packed in here. I wouldn't consider these to be advanced trails. I think they're generally intermediate with some beginner mixed in. Great to spend an hour or two exploring.



Andrew's University Trail MTB Trail 4.21 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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