Level: Easiest
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +127/ -111 ft
Total: 6 riders

Mountain Biking MacKenzie Trail

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#189 of 317 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#8,352 in the world

10 mile national forest trail with various loop options. Beginner to most difficult routes available.

First added by Jeff Barber on Jan 16, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Parking off W38 just west of the Caberfae ski hill.
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  • monkeyevil

    A mountain bike trail only in the fact that bikes are allowed there.

    The Good:
    Tons of parking.
    Great trail markings. Map at every numbered intersection.

    The bad:
    As wide as a car in most places, no real single track path to follow.
    Unmaintained - downed trees, and lots of overgrowth.
    Trail surface consists of wet leaves, grass, swamp, sticks, etc... Very little actual hard pack.

    Mostly green trails, a few tough climbs, a couple small downhill sections. Pretty standard XC ski trail topography, but very little bike specific maintenance or support.

    If you like riding XC ski trials, try Cadillac Pathway, or much of the Big M.

    If you like flowing single track, make the drive to Arcadia dunes (best trail in the area IMHO.)

    For long epics, either ride the full Big M loop, or the MTB legal sections on the NCT.

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