Cannonsburg State Game Area

3.78 out of 5
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↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
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The course itself is interesting. It is laid out in four sections, each connected by common gravel backroads. The course has a set direction, marked at its entry ways. A lot of sand in some spots, evil, evil sand. Several good jumps and one awsome downhill. The twistie's are quick fun, but do require some technical ability. One awsome twistie incorporates a section of tree nubbies that is just sick. Like any trail scout this one before you ride it hard, downed trees, particularly on the downhill section, are always a possibility.

The sand makes for quite the workout. The course is through some thick vegitation and can be very buggy. The way it is evenly broken up at intersection points allows for good measurment and flexibility in your ride.

The course is intended for Aquestrian, Cross Country and Mountain Biking alike, but when hunting is in season it is clearly posted for their use. That said I don't recall ever seeing runners out there, and horses are mainly on the backroads that connect the trails. The one REALLY BIG NO-NO IS TO RIDE, DAY OR NIGHT, DURING DEER HUNTING SEASON!!!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (25)


May 27, 2019
Review: Nice trail


September 23, 2018
Review: Fun trail, not as maintained as others but still great riding. Very sandy in spots.

Bunny Hop

May 17, 2018
Review: Very nice trail, good mix of up and downhill. It's about 8 miles long.

Granny Gear

May 17, 2017
manicholas Granny Gear  
Review: I am glad I ran into some riders just coming off the trail as this trail is not very well marked at all. There are 3 road crossings where the trail, more or less stops and resumes a ways down the road. I am glad they told me about this as they are not marked very well. Just so any other novice to this trail knows on the first road crossing you go left. On the second you go right and the last one you go left again. The whole loop is almost 8 miles so not sure where the 16 miles comes from on the rating for this site.


August 17, 2016
Review: Solid trail.


June 11, 2016
vick1689 Gramcounter  
Review: Great ride! 4 loops. 3rd and 4th loop had some sand and gravel but nothing my 6-fatty couldn't handle. Fun ride!


November 6, 2015
sissypants Gnarly  
Review: Great old-school cross-country trail. A great one to pair with Cannonsburg Ski Area (there are connectors for this, except you need to take a jog on 5-mile and honey creek). Fun!

Similar Trail: Yankee Springs

Bunny Hop

August 3, 2015
bonusballs Bunny Hop  
Review: Very boring trail. Felt like I was pedaling uphill or on flat ground the entire time. There is one cool downhill section in the entire 8 miles. Expect to see lots of sand at the end of every descent. The trail needs some maintenance in some spots from being ridden while the trail was wet. Overall it was pretty meh.


May 18, 2015
Erlstn Gnarly  
Review: Had an excellent ride...loved this trail and we will definitely be back -nuff said.


August 11, 2014
schwei Gnarly  
Review: This is actually the same as the listing for Cannonsburg State Game Area. This place is chock full of very enjoyable single track that is pretty typical of the area. Very well built and maintained trails with lots of flow, somewhat rooty, a little sandy, but light on rocks. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous! There is a nice stream that runs through the property and although you are just a stones throw from Grand Rapids, it feels really remote and peaceful! We didn't have a map, but I'm pretty sure we hit everything and we did what ended up being about an 8 mile loop, so not a ton of trail, but absolutely worth riding! Beware during hunting seasons.

Similar Trail: Merrill Trail, Fort Custer

Cannonsburg State Game Area MTB Trail 3.78 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.
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