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Level: Intermediate
Length: 23 mi (37 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +710/ -558 ft
Total: 275 riders

Mountain Biking Brighton Rec Area

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#10 of 319 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#287 in the world

There are four loops, including Torn Shirt and Murray Lake. Murray Lake is the easier of the two and is total of 9.2 miles in length. There are tight singletracks as well as fast sections. I would recommend for the beginner to intermediate riders. You can even cut the loop by 2 miles by forgoing the Lost Loop at the 2.7 mile marker. Torn Shirt is about 6 miles in length and is little bit more technical. Both loops start and return at the same parking area.

First added by Blurt on Oct 16, 2007. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Exit Lee Rd off of US23. Go south on Whitmore Lake Rd on the west side of US 23. 1/2 mile south of Lee Rd. go west on Maltby Rd. After about 5 miles west (past two stop signs) turn on to Baur Rd near a bend. It's a dirt road from hence. Take the second left onto Silver Lake Rd which will take you to the Brighton State Park entrance.
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Rider questions

Q: Are the trails one way?
A: Yes.

Q: Are the trails completely unpaved ?
A: The mountain bike trails are completely unpaved.