Arcadia Dunes

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.56 out of 5
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Intermediate
12.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
869
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
The trail is part of an 11+ mile loop which heads both east and west towards Lake Michigan.
added by muttonmarkGramcounter
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is this trail groomed in the winter -Guest

A: but it might be in the future

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Recent Trail Check-ins     (79 total check-ins)
  Chemandy70   on Dec 31, 2018
  JoelT2855   on Oct 20, 2018
  mitnworb   on Oct 12, 2018
  kuhnmark   on Oct 7, 2018
  Chemandy70   on Sep 30, 2018
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Reviews (32)
 

Bunny Hop

October 13, 2018
mitnworb Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trail, but needs to be cleaned up. There must have been 50 trees down that you need to carry your bike over.

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Bunny Hop

June 11, 2018
 
Review: Not sure why this is such a highly rated trail on here, because it's incredibly overrated. Barely any sustained downhills or climbs(which is unfortunate because there is a ton of elevation change in this area), barely any roots or rocks, and a noticeable lack of berms through turns on the short downhill shoots that do exist on this trail. There is legitimately one drop off of a rock, that's it. Not technical or hard whatsoever. It's basically really short up and down shoots the entire time. Absolutely beautiful area though, with amazing views just across the road on the actual dunes. Save yourself the trouble and drive 35-40 mins southeast and go to Marilla Trailhead for some legitimate climbs and dangerously fast downhills.

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Granny Gear

August 17, 2017
 
Review: I hit this trail on my way back home from the 2017 M-22 Challenge weekend. It was close to dusk so I only made it halfway through when I decided to take the gravel road back as to not get caught on the trail in the dark. I'm a beginner on a Specialized Sport Disc. The trail was in great condition and gave a great challenge for my fitness and skill level. I can't wait to do the complete loop another time.

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Gramcounter

April 25, 2017
Joey B Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great fast flowing trail, with some moderate climbs built in. It's probably in the beginner to intermediate category, with the climbs and roots along the way. Fair amount of down leaves on the course, but not a huge deal. It was the day after a big rain when I rode, so I bet it would be even better when totally dry. Would definitely ride again.

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Granny Gear

October 25, 2016
Angelina Granny Gear  
 
Review: Took a trip up with my friend. First season of real riding. We were surprised at the amount of climbing- it's never really any big inclines, but rather constant up and down. Strava read out 839 elevation. So around mile 7 we felt the exhaustion setting in for our level of riding. Many trees down when we went, making you stop and carry your bike around and a ton of bigger twigs getting caught in spokes and chain. The trail was very leafy and in many spots we weren't sure where to head. However, thanks to the marked trees, we made it. Trail well marked and scenery is beautiful but I didn't feel as much flow as I wanted - as soon as I started getting a rhythm I had to stop or slow up for one reason or another. Overall, fun but not exactly what I thought. May have been better without the leaves and down trees.

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Gramcounter

August 10, 2016
 
Review: Outstanding flow. Just moves like silk. Contour riding with enough dips that give you enough speed to feel that you are always going downhill. No rock dancing and roots are manageable. This would be remarkable in early spring or mid color. Worth the effort to drive to.

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August 10, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: I rode this trail for the first time last week, I was expecting a lot of sand. I was wrong. This trail is well maintained, hard packed black dirt. It is open with very few tight spots. It has a few moderate climbs but the long flow sections that followed were well worth it. We rode it clockwise and only one time so we were much slower than normal as we didn't know what was around the corners. I highly recommend this trail to anyone in the area. A full suspension is not needed, however i wouldn't recommend a rigid bike. Even a beginner could safely navigate this trail...There is 1 party store in Arcadia as far as we know and it doesn't open until 8 a.m. and has a very limited selection If you need water or fuel, get it before you head to the trail.

Similar Trail: Island Lake near Brighton MI

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Gnarly


December 7, 2015
Vince Call Gnarly  
 
Review: Fun fast Flowy single track, wet late fall leaves made for challenging cornering

Similar Trail: Glacial Hills

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Gnarly


October 11, 2015
Vince Call Gnarly  
 
Review: Fun Flowy dune country hardwood forest trail.

Similar Trail: Glacial Hills

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Granny Gear

September 8, 2015
 
Review: Great flow with smooth banked turns. Fun for a beginner and fast flow for the more advanced. Bi-directional flow makes for some very scary chance meetings with opposing traffic.

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Arcadia Dunes MTB Trail 4.56 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.
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