Ithaca Jailhouse Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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2.83 out of 5
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Beginner
4.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 700 ft
775
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
4.5 miles of twisty singletrack with plenty of roots. What this trail lacks in climbing, it makes up for in tight, twisting trail.
added by volklgirlGramcounter
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (31 total check-ins)
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Reviews (12)
 

Gramcounter


July 26, 2018
 
Review: Nice trail but it has a large tree down blocking the trail and we were not able to clear it.

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Granny Gear

August 26, 2017
Stoudt Granny Gear  
 
Review: Had fun riding this trail. We are pretty new to M biking so to us this trail was a little tuff with all the tight turns and roots. Course was in great shape dry and free of trees and branches.

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Bunny Hop

May 30, 2017
 
Review: Sadly this trail is currently unrideable. The lack of any trail care has resulted in multiple parts of the trail to be fully grown through and fallen trees all over the trail, too big to bunny hop. Don't ride until further notice.

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Gnarly


October 10, 2016
Erlstn Gnarly  
 
Review: This trail is always fun...it does need some maintenance though. Lots of branches and even a few trees on the trail now...

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Gnarly


September 26, 2015
Erlstn Gnarly  
 
Review: Not challenging enough to get 4 stars but very fun nonetheless. Maintenance was good except for one tree down. Had a great time!

Similar Trail: Alma

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Gramcounter

September 30, 2014
 
Review: The trail system is at the Ithaca fairgrounds near the town of Ithaca. There is 4.5 miles of Singletrack that confusingly intersects at .7 mile walking loop. The system was a boy scout project. Today, it is extremely overgrown and cluttered with sticks and downed trees. Almost unridable. The singletrack loop is very tight and windy with no real elevation change. It cleaned up it would be an okay place for beginners at best. Don't waste your time here at its current state.

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Gnarly


September 3, 2014
Erlstn Gnarly  
 
Review: Very good beginner trail...a few hills but no real lung burners. Good design and well-maintained

Similar Trail: Shearer Rd

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Doubletrack


July 26, 2012
Zoo1424 Doubletrack  
 
Review: Rode this for the first time yesterday. This is a fun, twisty, trail. It is hard to believe they packed in 4 miles of trail in such a small area. You definitely have to be on your toes, as just when you think you have the trail down, it throws a couple of surprise turns in & it's all you can do to not smack a tree. At four miles, you have to do a few loops to make it worth the trip, but it is a fun trail to ride.

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Gramcounter

May 6, 2012
mlorenz242 Gramcounter  
 
Review: I clocked about 4.5 miles on my gps for this trail. Tight and twisty is right, can't carry much speed. Would probably be a worth riding in mid to late summer when it is bone dry. This trail is in a low wet area and doesn't shed water. Kinda swamp-like in areas, I expected to see a hobbit or maybe bigfoot in some areas. Lots of deer and rodent tracks.

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Gramcounter

May 23, 2011
muttonmark Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail is packed into a very small chunk of timber next to the fairgrounds, so the 4+ miles are tight and twisty. However, it is mostly clay, and not much of the trail gets sunlight, and to go in late May in Michigan is a bad mistake. Very slick in some spot, and loose and sticky in the other spots. When we first started at the trailhead, it didn't look like it had much traffic, and we soon found out why. This probably won't dry out until late June or so. For me to travel around an hour to ride, I would rather go somewhere else.

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Ithaca Jailhouse Trail MTB Trail 2.83 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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