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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +417/152 ft
Total: 21 riders

Mountain Biking Boyne School Forest

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#84 of 314 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#3,157 in the world

There is currently a 3.5 mile beginner loop which is multi directional. A 2.8 mile intermediate loop that is multi directional as well. Work has begun on the expert loop and there is about 1 mile completed with more being finished weekly.

First added by jburm on Jun 8, 2016. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Petoskey, head south on 131. Turn right onto the Walloon Junction heading towards Barrel Back restaurant/Walloon Lake. Follow 75 for a few miles then turn right onto S Shore Dr then left onto E Shadow Trail. Follow Shadow Trail to Erickson Rd. From there stay to the right and you will come upon the trail head which will be on your left.
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  • Joey B

    We rode this trail with fat bikes in January, after it appeared to be freshly groomed. There are now several new loops which have been added. The flow was fantastic, and I was shocked how professional of a trail this was, as I was expecting much less. Definitely worth a winter fat bike ride. My only complaint would be somewhat mediocre signage, as some trails are one-way and others are not. Other than the mediocre signs, this place rocked.

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  • T Dogg

    This is one of the best designed trails you ll come across. Dont get hung up on how its rated easy i intermediate and expert. This place has insane flow, is meticulous maintained, and is a blast to just ride. The "expert" loop has some fun little rocks and other features that are easier one way and harder the other. Worth the ride.

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  • John Dunlop

    Fun trail cut through the woods. Kudos to the local MTB assoc and students that built it. The elevation change is nice without a lot of climbing difficulty. Only rode part of the beginner loop and intermediate as I was pressed for time. Can't wait to get back oit there.

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  • ryguy79

    Really nice trail building. The beginner and intermediate loops flow nicely with bigger berms and more opportunities for air on the intermediate loop. The advanced loop has some rock and wood features and what seemed like a narrower trail tread. Nothing crazy difficult on the advanced loop but I can see how it could challenge intermediates.

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  • Spencer Lindenberg

    A hand-built trail that uses the property and elevation changes well. The flow is very good, and most tighter corners feature berms to allow speed to be preserved. The intermediate loop has some spots where one can catch a bit of air, and it also contains several small rock features. All in all a fun but short loop, but more trail is being built.

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  • ****

    This is a fun trail. Loops have been connected, I think it's about 6.2miles. No serious climbs, it's cut nicely through trees area. Great for Beginners and great for the Advanced Rider looking to get some speed without too much work. Trail rides both ways, so you can finish, turn around & ride opposite direction, giving an entirely different perspective while doubling distance. Fun. I give it a four star, do it.

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  • oldmanandakona

    3 mile loop trail that flows fairly well; Can be ridden in either direction. Looks like some of the trail system is newer than others. Trail meanders through a school forest - compacted into a smaller area.

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