Gladwin County Recreation Area

3.92 out of 5
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Trail Description
About this trail
160 acre former "Sportsman's Club" features 5 miles of mountain bike trails. Cross country ski and hiking trails.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (12)

Granny Gear

August 9, 2018
Rickmo Granny Gear  
Review: This is a true Michigan mountain bike trail. Definitely not a 3 foot wide path through the park! It has fast sections mixed with tight technical,off camber and knarly stuff.


June 17, 2017
dzemens Trailblazer  
Review: this is a duplicate location which has the wrong address. correct address is 1473 Shaw Rd. if you like the sort of trail where you can't go fast and is super rooty and stupid twisty you'd like this one.  I don't. it's the first time I've deliberately cut my ride short (had it been dryer, I probably would've stuck it out). Hit the two- track between posts 7 and 10 which was actually the most enjoyable part of the ride. the two track was good for riding but the singletrack was meh.  adequate signage and well marked but badly overgrown. in many places including the trailhead, it was difficult to know where the trail even was. covered with leaves and pine needles in many areas, deadfall, branches, face-slappers aplenty. bridges were all in good shape but the growth was a bit much and the trail lacked "flow" with many corners too tight for modern bars.

Granny Gear

April 12, 2017
Rickmo Granny Gear  
Review: Trail is open and cleared of debris. Really a good ride! Bridges are repaired where necessary and there is a new parking lot. New bathrooms are being added as well. This is a nice intermediate level ride.

June 1, 2016
Review: 9 miles long now with the newer additions. Very cool trail! The park people keep it in very good condition.

April 19, 2016
Review: New sections for 2016 appear to have the length up to about 9 miles. This is a really interesting trail. Good mix of fast flow and slow tech. Shhh! it is Michigan's best kept secret.

August 10, 2015
Review: Best kept secret in middle Michigan! Tight and technical in some areas and fast flowy in others. I got 7 miles on my GPS but the trail rides like a 10 mile ride! It wore me out. I would definitely recommend it for intermediate and above riders.

July 17, 2015
Review: Surprisingly fun and technical for a "middle of nowhere" trail! Not the best beginner trail, but great for everyone else. The start of the trail features many bridges and newly cut technical off-camber sections, while the later section includes some climbs (mild) and a bit more speed.

May 12, 2015
Review: Two new sections have the length over 7 miles. Cool bridges and natural obstacles. It offers a good workout.

April 21, 2015
Review: Awesome singletrack with interesting features! This trail is now about 7 miles long and has a great mix of flowing sections and tight technical stuff. Be prepared- it is a workout.

April 20, 2015
Review: Awesome! Not your typical path through the woods. This trail has some fast flowing sections and some tight technical stuff. Couple of new sections make the length about 7 miles. Great workout and bike handling trail. Ride it!

Gladwin County Recreation Area MTB Trail 3.92 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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