DTE Energy Foundation Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.71 out of 5
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Intermediate
18.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 700 ft
965
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Exceptional, professional built single-track. The cutting-edge, sustainable trail is open to mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and cross-country skiers and has been made possible by a partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association and a $255,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation. The nonmotorized, single-track trail will be approximately 25 miles long and is slated for completion in 2020. It will consist of five distinctively different loops over varying terrain. Known as "flow trail," the surface of the trail is mechanically cut to create highly structured grades and out slopes, which are low-maintenance and sustainable. The Green Lake loop is 5.25 mi. It is very flowy with many small hills and a few small jumps. There are a couple small features (with bypasses), log steps over a log, and a rock jump. The 4.75 mi Big Kame loop is more technical with two large rock gardens and many small to large jumps. It has several small hills and one very large one with big jumps. The newest trail Wynn Loop is about 8 miles long. It has many large berms and big hills. There are many jumps some of which look like they came straight from a downhill park. Also, there are quite a few rock jumps and some skinnies of varying lengths. Overall the trail system is easily the best in the area.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is this Trail directional? what day has the direction of the jump trail -Tobi DeGroote

A: It is Directional, but alternates every other day. There are enough people who don't follow the rules that it might as well be a two-way trail seven days a week. Green trail is better marked than Kame, which is for all intensive purposes is a dangerous two-way jump trail.

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Granny Gear

November 13, 2018
kovickc Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trail in SE Michigan that is well maintained. Looking forward to additional miles coming.

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Granny Gear

November 13, 2018
 
Review: Awesome trails with lots of flow, a few good jumps, and wonderful scenery.

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Granny Gear

November 13, 2018
Matt Yakel Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trail! One of those ones where you are having so much fun you don't realize how far you have ridden, how much you have climbed, or how you keep forgetting to take a drink. Tons of flow and variety.

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Granny Gear

November 5, 2018
jeffkompa Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome day on trail

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Gramcounter

October 21, 2018
joehysong Gramcounter  
 
Review: Flow, Fast,Technical When it can be! Road on a Sunday so Clockwise Would love to run the Kame the way it was designed Counter but great system can't wait to go back!

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Granny Gear

October 9, 2018
 
Review: Awesome fast and fun. This trail is great for beginners and experts I love it. It is multi directional so you can try everything from every direction.

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Granny Gear

October 3, 2018
 
Review: This trail is awesome! the green loop is a great warm up ride and very easy for beginners. The Big came and Winn loop are fun and technical with huge hills and berms. Lots of fun!

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Granny Gear

September 20, 2018
 
Review: Green was HERO! SEND IT!

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Granny Gear

September 18, 2018
AadamZ5 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Lots of uphill to work on before you get the really sweet and steep downhill sections. Definitely worth the climb. Trails are forgiving but lengthy, really keeps you focused.

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Granny Gear

September 5, 2018
ugracer Granny Gear  
 
Review: Hands down some of the best built trails I have ever ridden. Thank you to all who have made this possible . I love riding here . There is something for all skill levels of riders .

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