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Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +176/219 ft
Total: 11 riders
 

Mountain Biking Ludington School Forest

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#175 of 314 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#6,939 in the world

You can expect to find smooth twisty gently rolling trails that are very beginner friendly but still fun for the more advanced rider. All trails can be ridden in either direction.
Starting at the corner of Tinkham and Sherman you will enter the woods on a wide walking path. About 100 yds into the woods there will be a marked intersection with a mountain bike sign and a narrow trail on your left. This is the beginning of the MTB singletrack. Once on the singletrack you will cross several walking trails and will come to the Orange loop on you left. This loop is equally awesome in either direction and is 1.8 miles long. After the Orange loop you will ride a bit further and come to the
Blue loop. This is a short .7 mile loop but still quite fun. Continuing on you will ride through some pines and come to the Bryant Rd. crossing. There is another 1.8 mile loop on the north side of Bryant Rd. that has some long fast corners and a few gradual climbs. You can either complete this loop and end up back at Bryant Rd. or take the short connector trail that goes north to Pleasant Ridge Dr.
From Pleasant Ridge you have easy access to the Memorial Tree Park and Cartier Park trails. The three trail systems form the Ludington Urban Singletrack and comprise over 10 miles of singletrack trails.

First added by searsandrewj on Mar 24, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The Ludington School Forest consists of a network of wider walking trails and 5 miles of MTB singletrack. Both trail systems are open to all users but it is encouraged that bikers yield to walkers on the walking trails and vice versa. There are two trailheads. The one located at the corner of Tinkham/Johnson Rd. and Sherman has several parking spots and is the best access point if you are riding from town. The other shares a parking lot with the disc golf course and is located 1/4 mile north of Johnson Rd. on Jebavy. There are large signs at each trailhead with maps showing all trails. Each major intersection is marked and numbered and has a smaller map.
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  • Joey B
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    The trails here were reasonably well maintained, but with a good amount of sand unfortunately to slow you down and keep you on your toes. There is a trail which breaks off into multiple smaller loops, and every one of them has the same feel, with an older, narrow tight turn nature to them. No features with rocks/drops/berms/logs unfortunately. It was good for something new to ride, but a pretty standard average trail overall.

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