Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park)

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.42 out of 5
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Intermediate
11.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,500 ft
↓ 3,700 ft
965
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Starts on right hand side and is all pure sweet single track. It is technical and has many manmade stunts(rockgardens, log jumps) with bypass at each. The main feature is "THE CRATER". Which is a popular spot to stop and do some jumping and hucking. Opportunity to get sweet air.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is this a decent trail for a beginner? I've never ridden a singletrack before. Thanks! -drewman87

A: I don't know how old this question is, but from what I've riden of it (had to bail last year when I was there due to rain) it is very beginner friendly. If you run into anything that worries you, you can either ride around it, or walk around it. No shame in that for a new rider, enjoy!

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Reviews (73)
 

Trailblazer


September 16, 2019
 
Review: There are some fun trail features (and a pump track), but the trail itself can get slow and annoying.




Bunny Hop

April 14, 2019
KRR Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Decent trail, not sure how its rated higher than other area trails like Maybury or Island Lake. The first few miles are fun but the middle is slower paced zing zanging back and forth over the same terrain. Good trail but I prefer ILRA,BRA,PLRA and Maybury

Similar Trail: Hick




Bunny Hop

July 31, 2018
spoonless Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Probably the best trail in southeastern Michigan. Team Tree Farm, the club that maintains the trail is awesome and do a great job keeping it rideable and fun. New features and obstacles continue to pop up year after year, keeping the trail from getting stale over the years. Drainage used to be an issue in years past, but it looks like the vast majority of the problem spots have been addressed. This season I've seen almost no muddy spots or areas with excessive erosion. It is flat, but flowy enough to let you keep your speed. Lost of warning before technical features, and almost all have bypasses. Great for beginners to intermediate. Advanced riders might not find it challenging but will still likely find it a fun ride.

Similar Trail: Milford Trail




Bunny Hop

June 20, 2018
 
Review: Just a rooty trail with barely any elevation change whatsoever. Some fun "obstacles", and you can get air at the Crater section, but that's about it. Other trails in the area offer much more in terms of speed, elevation change, and technical riding.




Gramcounter


May 16, 2018
leadpncl Gramcounter  
 
Review: As of May 16th the trail is way to muddy '???? on one of my favorite spots




Trailblazer


September 14, 2017
JayB119 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Trail is really well maintained and marked. Fun for all levels of riders. There is multiple technical obstacles throughout the trail. Almost all of them have ride around's if you don't want to go over them. No extremely difficult climbs. Also there is a multi-use trail that can be used to cut out early if needed. You can access it from almost anywhere except the far southwest part of the trail.




Granny Gear

August 20, 2017
maurikio Granny Gear  
 
Review: Very nice, fun, well mantained, beautiful, and easy to follow track. I enjoyed a lot the "most difficult" sections along the 10 miles. Can't wait to come back. No regrets even after 50min drive from Windsor, Canada.




Granny Gear

August 2, 2017
 
Review: One of the more fun sub-technical trails out there. I reccomend the "expert parts" of the trail that split from the main path. Overall a beautiful trail.




Granny Gear

July 26, 2017
zap2155 Granny Gear  
 
Review: The trail itself is very well maintained and a lot of fun to ride. Some of the things that I really like about it has to be the optional advanced features such as rock gardens, log piles, and several skinnies that really test your abilities. My friend and I had high hopes for the "Crater" but unfortunately it wasn't nearly as big as we thought it would be, even though the two jumps seem to be in decent condition the ride in is full of rocks making it very difficult to get a clean ride in and big air. The pump track on the other hand was a lot bigger than I had expected, and looks and rides great. Overall a nice trail and will plan on coming back in the near future.




Granny Gear

July 16, 2017
Joe Cady Granny Gear  
 
Review: First time riding in over 15 years and first time on a MTB. Trails were easy to follow and quite a few challenges on the easy paths to help build skill. Will ride here often.



Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park) MTB Trail 4.42 out of 5 based on 73 ratings. 73 user reviews.
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