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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +16/ -21 ft
Total: 28 riders

Mountain Biking Ken-O-Sha Trail

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#111 of 317 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#4,118 in the world

A great trail right in the middle of the city. Excellent for local riders and novices!

First added by sissypants on Nov 6, 2015. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the main Ken-O-Sha Park paved lot, take the paved Plaster Creek Trail a couple hundred yards down. There are two loops, one on the north side of the paved trail and one on the south side. There are no signs, so look for the singletrack branching off of the paved trail. The direction to ride is mostly up to you, but generally the loops are ridden clockwise with the exception of the longer section parallel to the creek and a few two-way stretches.
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  • MIchigan MTB

    Fun trail but not well marked.

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  • Tony Bakker

    Decent trail but like others said it could be marked better, took me a few times to realize where everything is...there does appear to be room to put in additional trails, if a group were to adopt this trail system it could easily be a 5 star novice trail

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  • wingsfan64

    First time here, took a while to find the MTB tracks. Conditions were a little wet and sandy, but overall a couple great paths.

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  • ***

    Good flow trail not marked but worth a look

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  • Timmer_71

    Not a very long or difficult trail, although it surprised me how big it is for being right in the middle of Grand Rapids. Lots of people were out walking with kids and dogs. (They share the same trail). The trail is not directional and is not very well marked. There are no maps posted, but it's small enough that you won't get lost. Nice local trail for the surrounding neighborhoods, but not worthy of a long road trip.

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  • myslenb

    I don't know if trails have been added since the last review but there are some really technical places in this trail. I have been riding for 3 years and have fallen a few times but on this trail I probably fell 6-7 times. It is really fun for such a small trail

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  • Erlstn

    No challenges but kind of fun actually. Borders a sub-division and any kids who live there have it made.

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  • sissypants

    Fantastic ride for being in the middle of the city, but trail does get tight and slow in places. Log jumps, bridges (incl. a cable suspension bridge!), and creek scenery keep the trail interesting.

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