Burchfield

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.60 out of 5
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Intermediate
9.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
860
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The Burchfield concept is to have two distinct and separate trail systems, one for bikers and one for everyone else.rnThe older trail system runs about 5 miles and is almost all flat doubletrack and generally dull.rnrnThe new system is a bit over 8 miles of both a small bit of doubletrack and very tight singletrack that is a mind-numbing maze as is snakes you up and down a number of ridges and routes you over an unbelievable number of obstacles
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  Steve Keeley   on May 31, 2019
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Reviews (20)
 

Granny Gear

January 24, 2018
Cadama9 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice trails for all skill levels

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Gramcounter

October 3, 2017
Ian Mckay Gramcounter  
 
Review: Leaves down, but not slippery yet!

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Granny Gear

June 12, 2017
HaleJ Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice casual ride on the blue trail if you just want to get out

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Bunny Hop

March 22, 2016
JeffHiatt Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This is a great, 10ish mile single track loop just south of Lansing. It should be noted (I see it is not in the description) that this trail is closed to ALL bikes in the winter to allow for XC skiing. EVEN FATBIKES. So PLEASE stay off the trails until they are officially open for the season, otherwise we may have to stay off permanently. Local chapters are working to allow fatbikes in the future.

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Bunny Hop

August 24, 2015
mezaine Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Favorite Michigan trail! Perfect amount of obstacles and some areas where you can go off into beginner or advanced routes. Very scenic. So fun!!!

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Gnarly


July 31, 2015
Erlstn Gnarly  
 
Review: Holy mosqitos - bring your spray cause this place has major clouds of them. Good challenging trail - probly better for locals who can ride it a few times and figure out where everything is. A lot of work has been put into this trail -lots of obstacles.

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Gnarly

July 14, 2014
 
Review: I live in Grand Rapids and make my way over to Burchfield about once a year. I always look forward to it. Its good hardpark singletrack.

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Doubletrack


August 4, 2013
Zoo1424 Doubletrack  
 
Review: I pretty much agree with havlidan. I would add there were quite a number of stunts - more than I've seen at any other trail in Michigan that I've ridden. I also did get turned around more than a few times trying to pick up the trail when it crossed the double track. I think the hardest part about the trail is when it got to close to the pavilions in the park - all those people bbqing on a Saturday afternoon made my mouth water!

Similar Trail: Midland City Forest

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Granny Gear

June 18, 2013
havlidan Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun place to ride, nothing too challenging. They seemed to do the most with the terrain they were given, which doesn't have many hills. There are some decent stunts here however, which partially makes up for the shortcomings. Overall, great place to ride if you are close but not necessarily a "destination" trail.

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Gramcounter


July 7, 2012
mwilson7 Gramcounter  
 
Review: I rode this track not knowing exactly what to expect based on the mixed reviews. I think this trail would be good for beginners and possible intermediates riders but advanced riders would become bored very quickly. There are a number of man made obstacles which should help keep interest in this trail if ridden on a regular basis. Not very much elevation and in places it seemed like the trail was compressed into a very small area just to increase the length of the trail. Overall I found that this trail seemed much wider than it needed to be with foliage removed from near the trail. The green arrows for the "advanced Mountain Bike trail" were two different colors greens (one bright and one more of a forest green that was very good at blending in at the wrong time!). There are a couple of intersections which could have been labelled to avoid confusion but I guessed right everytime so it couldn't have been that bad. Trail was very well maintained.

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Burchfield MTB Trail 3.60 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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