DTE Energy Foundation Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.88 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

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

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Exceptional, professional built singletrack.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 20 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.
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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: Yes. I may be wrong, but I believe Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are counter clockwise and Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday are all clockwise. Days and directions are posted at the trail as well.

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Reviews (24)
 

Granny Gear

October 24, 2017
Jayger86 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is probably within the top three trails in the lower peninsula. Its really well maintained and not as rooty or sandy as most of the other trails we've ridden. Its mostly hard packed dirt with some small technical rock gardens here and there. Between my wife and I, it has become our favorite place go to during the weekends. The green loop is pretty fluid and fun with not too many steep climbs, but also not too many serious downhill sections. The blue loop on the other hand has some really difficult climbs but you are rewarded with some really awesome downhill sections that make all the climbing completely worth it. The town of Chelsea nearby has some really great restaurants to hit and refuel after your ride.

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Granny Gear

September 12, 2017
Evanofd Granny Gear  
 
Review: Amazing flowing track with punchy climbs. Perfect for night rides as well!

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Gramcounter


September 10, 2017
JayB119 Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is the most fun I have had on a trail in a while. Overall both loops are wide, fast and a blast to ride. Green Lake Loop: Beginner loop that was still fun. Very little climbing. Big Kame Loop: This loop is a little more difficult: more climbs, steeper descents, a few rock gardens, jumps, speed, etc. I wish I didn't ride Highland Rec in the morning. Note: Rode both on a CCW day, not sure how much would change riding in CW.

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Granny Gear

August 29, 2017
Ev_02 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great flow trail with plenty of jumps and DH. Secont trail of 5 miles is now open.

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Gnarly


August 22, 2017
 
Review: The original beginner 5 miles is alright, but the new intermediate 5 miles is phenomenal! This might be the best trail in the area.

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Bunny Hop

August 17, 2017
DarioVT Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trails and incredible maintenance work. 5 mile Kame loop is a step up and lots of fun.

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Granny Gear

August 10, 2017
jds Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome place . Very well built and maintained. I rode they with my son and grandson. My son is 27 year old experienced mountain biker , my grandson is 13 year old with and old bike . Im just old and slow. We all had a great time . Green trail is fast and flowing fun for all. Blue trail was a little hard for me and my grandson on the climbs but the downhills are super fun. If you ride mountain bikes don't miss out on this trail it will put a smile on your face.

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Granny Gear

August 9, 2017
Pauly V Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trails. I'm a newbie but was able to ride big kame due to the bypasses on all but two rock gardens.

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Granny Gear

July 30, 2017
msd4141 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great fun trail closer to home. With the new big kame trail added, it gives people of all skills something to ride. Can't wait for the other 15 miles to get completed in stages and finished by 2020

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Bunny Hop

July 29, 2017
TriBear Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I have made the voyage to the DTE Foundation Trail System multiple times this year from Ohio. It is worth the 1.5 hour drive. Great flow! It currently has 10 miles of singletrack fun.

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DTE Energy Foundation Trail MTB Trail 4.88 out of 5 based on 24 ratings. 24 user reviews.
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