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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +367/ -359 ft
Total: 27 riders

Mountain Biking Bennett Park

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#131 of 317 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#4,627 in the world

There is currently a new trail kiosk. To get to the trail from Bennett Park cross over the wooden foot bridge, turn left and take the second trail. Trail is marked. From the old dam lot, head north east across the grassy field to the trail entrance.

First added by freon on Aug 31, 2009. Last updated May 1, 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
The park is located just south of the county fair grounds on Cochran Avenue. From Lansing, take I-69 to either of the first two Charlotte exits and head west till you come to Cochran Avenue. Head south till you pass the fair ground and the enter the park at either the Bennett Park main entrance or the grass lot just south of the river at the old dam location.
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  • chrissmithspresence

    I run these trails regularly. There are times when trees drop across the trail, but they are typically cleared within a reasonable amount of time.

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  • drfro

    So boring and poorly maintained. Not worth it.

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  • Z3ro

    Trail has potential but not well maintained whatsoever. Some portions of the trail are washed out and have you ride through raspberry bushes that have grown over the trail. Oh, and wear pants if your not a fan of stinging nettles. No big climbs but a few little jumps. Very hard to get speed.

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  • Zoo1424   ✓ supporter

    Talk about making the most out of the space/terrain available to you. Hard to believe this much trail is packed into such a small park. There is not much in the way of hills here but the trails makes up for it with rocks, roots, & being very twisty. There are a few obstacles thrown in as well. I wouldn't say this is a destination trail but if you are going to be in the area it's worth checking out. I found the trail to be very well marked. If lived in this area this would be on my weekly ride list for sure.

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  • keezy86

    This trail is ROUGH. It has been kept up really well, but the trail is just full of rocks, roots, etc. that take away from an otherwise good ride. The west half is short with tons of turns that take away from the flow, but the east half is a blast with some speed and some large bumps that you can get some air off of if you choose to.

    I ride a hardtail, and won't ride this again just because of the jarring my body went through. Even my friend on his full suspension was hurting by the time we were done.

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  • hastonm

    This is a great track with multiple sections offering each there own little obstacles. Small trail width, good speed yet need quick precision for hills, exposed roots, side drop-offs, between trees, etc.

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  • mlorenz242

    It looks like the trail is in the middle of being cleaned up. The first few miles were in great shape but I soon lost the trail due to a lack of markings. I look forward to seeing the trail completed.

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  • treky92

    As of November 23, 2011, don't waste your time riding this trail. There is no flow to the trail as well as it appears there has been no maintenance in the last year. There are trees partially down (hanging about 3 feet over the trail) and thorn bushes hanging into the trail. I was excited to ride it, but once I got out there it wasn't much fun. There are a few obstacles, but nothing too technical and no climbs to speak of.

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  • waburt

    Very clean trails, about 8 miles worth, about 4 different sections, and very novoice friendly. Would love to beable to build some ladders, and bridges to challenge it up a bit.

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