Aspen Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.45 out of 5
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Beginner
3.4
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,500 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
1,320
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This is my favorite trail of all I've riden. The trails are marked very well and there are a lot of points where you can get off the trail or join on it to make your own personalized ride. It is easy enough for the not so experienced, but it can be a good ride for the experts as well. Not the most technical or the hardest workout in the world, just moderate, but had to rate it a 10 overall and the goofy rating system wouldn't let me unless i rated the technical aspects a 10. (One side note - no logs or rock gardens or any rooty areas). About 98% single track with a little two track in there. Its a very smooth ride with a bunch of different areas along the trail. You start with mild hills and lots of smooth turns and small elevation changes. It goes into a more open straight away area, then into the climbs. This is a smooth ride with lots of different terrain (being half deciduous and half coniferous). Its got switchbacks, fair climbs, differing types of climbs, smooth terrain, and a great layout. Very beautiful and its free. Perfect fun ride.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (28 total check-ins)
  Zoo1424   on Aug 12, 2019
  Spencer Lindenberg   on Jul 24, 2019
  Leep Dog   on Jun 10, 2018
  Joel Kooienga   on Sep 3, 2017
  Joel Kooienga   on Sep 3, 2017
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Reviews (11)
 

Gramcounter

June 11, 2018
Leep Dog Gramcounter  
 
Review: Still one of my favorite rides. Not as technical as some, but very good condition and lots of various types of terrain to keep it interesting.

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Gramcounter

September 4, 2017
 
Review: this is a very fun trail to ride. I personally think it is right between a beginner and intermediate difficulty. this is a must stop for someone who is passing through and can spare an hour.

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Granny Gear

September 1, 2016
sweetcat Granny Gear  
 
Review: We rode this trail in August. It is a very compact trail in most sections folding back on itself as it goes up and down the ridge. There are a lot of roots and a few rocky areas and it is tight amongst the trees. I am a beginner to intermediate trail rider and I wasn't able to get as much flow as I would have liked because of the roots and the sharpness of the turns on some of the descents. I did love the part through the pine forest - which was flat , smooth and lovely! It was a nice break from all the twisting and turning. There are several places you can bail out if you want to as it crosses the asphalt park road many times. This was a very good place for me to work on my confidence. It is a very nice park. It wasn't my favorite of the trails we have done in Michigan but it was good practice and fun.

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July 5, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Great little trail. Well marked, very scenic and a very fun ride. It's definitely on the short side but you can easily do 2 laps for a total of about 13 miles.

Trail has a good variety of uphill and downhills. Definitely worth a trip if you're in the area.

My only complaint would be that it gets twisty because of how compact it is. I found that my flow would be killed by a sharp turn at the bottom of a small descent on a few occasions. Still a great ride though.

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Granny Gear

August 11, 2014
sweaterman Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great ride, some hills, sand, tree roots.. Overall great trail, bike odometer said 7 miles. The trail sings say 6- no matter. Nice place.

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Granny Gear

October 30, 2013
aceratek Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail was very easy to find and follow. I am glad that this can be one of my regular tracks because it offers what I need for an easy work out day. I have been on trails that are much worse than this, but also ones that offered more thrills. The only negative I can really think of is that it crosses over paved pathway several times which distracts you from feeling like you are actually out in the wilderness. Most mountain biking trails are in the middle of no-where, this particular trail is in the middle of a city park that has a lot of foot traffic and people in general. Paved parking lot and bathroom facilities reminds me of a zoo.

Similar Trail: None

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Gramcounter


August 13, 2012
 
Review: This is my local trail and I have ridden weekly for the last two years. Mostly an easy trail with a few moderate sections. It crosses a paved trail several times and does give you options to bail. I have been cleaning up the sand pits. Is it an epic ride? Nope. But not a bad one if you are in the area. 6 miles on the bike computer, of mostly singletrack and a couple places for double track. The first half is fairly easy, my son of 6 ride it. The 4th section is a bit challenging and has the longest climb. Things calm down for the next couple of sections. The last one has a fast downhill section then runs you up and down the ridge. It will get the heart going a bit. Then you are back at the parking lot. This is a good multi-lap trail, otherwise you will feel you have not done much. There is also 2.5 miles of paved trail that is lighted at night. I have 72 photos of Aspen Park on my facebook. Search for "david earl peck jr" and then look for the Aspen park album. * Review edited 8/12/2012

* Review edited 8/17/2012

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Granny Gear

May 16, 2012
 
Review: Mix of some fast flat sections, short up/downhills and some moderate climbs & decents. Some rooty areas, nothing too technial or challenging, but a nice ride that you can lengthen or shorten as you need.

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Gramcounter

April 27, 2012
crash1 Gramcounter  
 
Review: I like to ride this trail if I have an hour or so at lunch time or something. Its a 5.5 mi loop , a couple nice little climb, a little bit technical through the woods, and some good areas to just mash and flow.

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Doubletrack


March 31, 2012
Zoo1424 Doubletrack  
 
Review: A friend of mine really talked these trails up. I was a bit disappointed. While this is a well maintained & thought out trail, it isn't that long & I wouldn't go out of my way to ride here again. If I was going to be in the area, I would bring my bike & ride it again.

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Aspen Park MTB Trail 3.45 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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