Fort Custer Recreation Area

4.57 out of 5
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↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
There are three trails which are marked and maintained. Red (Expert to Intermediate), Green (Intermediate with some Expert), and Blue (Beginner). The Red and Green loops are both just under 9 miles each and are over 95% singletrack. There used to be a Yellow loop, but it was removed in order to improve the equestrian trail.
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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 there any bike rental shops nearby? -Guest

A: try team active in battle creek

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Reviews (74)

Granny Gear

September 4, 2018
Review: Pretty cool trail but isn't as good as some. could be better.

Granny Gear

September 4, 2018
Review: Fun trail but it is hard to keep speed.


September 2, 2018
Review: Fun trail but could be much better everything was pretty "okay" nothing close to DTE Energy Trail

Similar Trail: Addison Oaks


May 16, 2018
Review: We were driving from WI to Toronto and looking for a place to ride on our route. I printed a map and we stopped here. What a great choice! The trails were perfectly marked and so easy to follow, I never had to consult my map. They were beginner/intermediate which is always a good thing when you're passing through (hoping not to break any bones). The trails change direction based on the day, and it would have been fun to try them the other way, as we rode the non-original way, so we didn't get to ride the sweeping wooden berms on green or the downhill rocks on red. Green & red were the trails we did, and the best choices for experienced riders. This was the perfect place to drop in, know your route (great marking), have a nice ride, and be on your way. A toilet & changing area are in the parking lot. I would tell anyone driving along I-94 to make this a stop on their next road trip. $9/car for out-of-state plates.

Bunny Hop

January 12, 2018
Cassidy Bunny Hop  
Review: It's been a while since I was here since I've moved away from the area, but I wouldn't mind making the trip back soon. It was a lot of fun, a great recreation area to spend the day in too.

Granny Gear

December 21, 2017
Al Enos Granny Gear  
Review: Custer is just "eh" to me. Decent trails, little elevation change, some rocks and roots. Nothing that exciting.

Granny Gear

October 22, 2017
Jayger86 Granny Gear  
Review: We went on a Saturday. The trails are bi-directional based on the day of the week. Unfortunately, the red trail was backwards that day, so it was mostly really intense climbs. The green trail was fast and fun. The only thing I hated was all the spots on the trail covered in loose sand. It absolutely destroys your momentum at the bottom of hills and in tight corners.

Bunny Hop

August 22, 2017
SomeYahoo Bunny Hop  
Review: Amazing trail system. Was there with my teenage boys and it has further hooked them on the sport.

Similar Trail: Yankee Springs

Granny Gear

July 24, 2017
Review: Red trail seems to flow the best. We really like all the trails. Sets the bar very high for other trails! Very hard to beat. My favorite so far

Similar Trail: Yankee springs. Merrel trail

Granny Gear

July 9, 2017
TonitaO Granny Gear  
Review: For me & my husband, this was a perfect course to get acclimated to singletrack. Rode green and red courses and loved both! The course has something for everyone. His Rockhopper was on point, my bike, not so much, so went put and bought a new one as soon as we got home! Now Im ready to go back and attack it with my Fate 29er!

Fort Custer Recreation Area MTB Trail 4.57 out of 5 based on 74 ratings. 74 user reviews.
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