×
User
Today
 
  |   Rate it:

Tags:
Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +215/216 ft
Total: 252 riders
 

Mountain Biking Merrell Trail

*****   Add a review
#7 of 298 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#177 in the world

Great, technical single track ride. Rock piles and bridges for an entertaining ride.

First added by on Oct 2, 2012. Last updated May 4, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
Have you ridden this trail? Help improve this information.
Getting there
131 and 10 mile road. Entrance to trail is behind Macatawa Bank.
Featured in
I rode it!   Add to another list


Merrell Trail Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Place this map on your website

Local Info

Trail checkins

Upcoming Events

None.
Add one

Trail conditions

Dry (on Aug 13, 2020)
login to update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

Merrell Trail videos

Add a video
 
 
 
 
 

Mountain Bike Trails Near Rockford, Michigan

****
Intermediate | 10 mi
***
Advanced | 4 mi
****
Intermediate | 11 mi

Rider questions

Q: I know the direction alternates depending on the day, and 1 direction is definitely more flowy with Siren and Phaser going mostly downhill. The other direction climbs a bit more up those sections. Does anyone know which days are which?
A: Red Direction is MWF and Sunday

Q: sorry, mad a mistake

Add a review

Rating
 
Difficulty
 
Review

Reviews

  • MI_99XPL
    *****

    Fun trail with lots of rock features and a few skinny wood bridges to try out. They also have side trails around features if that's not your thing.
    Very well marked and lots of cut offs if you need to make a shorter loop. Cycle computer says 7.5 miles, GPS computer is saying 7.0 miles on the full lap. Either way a great trail to ride for a short ride or take a few laps for a longer ride.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Chilly Varblow
    *****

    This is a fun flow trail with a load of cool features. The is everying from rock rolls to jumps on this trail. Also, there are some big hills that are tons of fun.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • GhostMTB
    *****

    Awesome trail, I am from Ontario - Canada and up in the GR area for business frequently. I have made a habit of bringing my MTB with me and hitting these trails. I love that they are directional (one-way) depending on the day. No risks to collide if you decide for some spirited riding. The Wynalda loop is an awesome work out!

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • CaptainFalafel
    *****

    This is actually an amazing trail. It has everything from sections of flowy tabletops, to rooty singletrack, and some fun rock obstacles to play on. Very well marked and maintained. I'll definitely be back to ride this trail when I'm in the area.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Trek1536
    *****

    Great ride with technical components for skill building. Great elevation change and scenery. One of my favorites.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Levi Vandervelde
    *****

    Best trail in GR area. Super flowy, no long descents or climbs. Trails and directions are all well marked.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Woodchuck
    *****

    Great trail that is easy to access. Well maintained and well marked. Something for everyone.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Joey B
    *****

    Terrific intermediate course! Lots of obstacles throughout the course, which can be avoided if you want. Handful of solid climbs, with fast flowing downhill sections. Sweet wooden banked turn to ride as well. There was an expert section about halfway through the course, with pretty technical area of roots that was a little over my head. This can be avoided as well. Great trail length for riding 1-2 loops if you've got the energy. Had a blast here, would recommend to everyone.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • 0720656
    *****

    Great place to go and enjoy a fun day of riding. Nothing too technical but a great place to put some laps in!

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Timmer_71
    *****

    I love this trail! Fast, Flowey, smooth. Like riding a roller coaster. People of Rockford are blessed to have this and Luton just down the road. Both awsome trails.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • trac
    ****

    fast flowing...man made bridges.rocks, roots. pretty. enjoy the xcntry flow...trail alternates direction acccording to day...very enjoyable

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Rick Plite
    *****

    very fun mechanically built trail. there are also some hand built stuff that is pretty twisty, rocky, rooty

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • ittakes2freestyle
    ****

    Really fast and flowy trail. Not very technical and one trail with some rocks and roots. Basically an XC riders paradise.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • overdrive29
    *****

    What an awesome trail. Safe to say it's my new favorite for lower Michigan, has such a nice roll and flow to it and when you add speed you have so many chances for air. Great banks, berms, rollers and jumps and so many nice man made features keep this trail interesting around every corner. Definitely worth the 2-1/2 hour drive there!!!!

    Reply | Thank | Edit