Owasippe

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.13 out of 5
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30
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
682
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This is a great trail for intermediate to advanced riders. Scenery is great and your $5 helps keep the place going. Recently found out that you can pay $60 for a year permit or help maintain trails on volunteer day and get free access. Go to MMBA for more info on this great trail.
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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 the trail open to the public july 24 - 29? -CARDAN311

A: No, they reopen to mtn bikes again August 13

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Q: When open -Guest

A: I assume they're open year round except for when boy scouts are there from June through the middleof August

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Reviews (16)
 

Granny Gear

November 2, 2017
 
Review: This is a beautiful trail system set among a network of lakes. The trails can be confusing if you aren't familiar with them and there are only a few markers. There is also a charge which you pay in cash or check at the trail head. Overall a very fun and flowy course. There are some sharp turns, tough climbs and steep downhills ending in sand pits as well as a few bridges that make it a somewhat technical ride and challenging ride. This is definitely one of my favorite places to ride, highly recommended but do check the schedule for seasonal closures.

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Bunny Hop

August 22, 2017
SomeYahoo Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Rode the black trail. VERY HILLY! It was a sufferfest for us. This is the first time my boys wanted to find a way out of a trail, and I was sucking wind too. All downhills are greeted by a sand pit at the bottom, killing momentum. Might be good for some, but I won't be back.

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Gnarly


August 31, 2016
Rick Plite Gnarly  
 
Review: Best scenery of any trail in the lower peninsula

Similar Trail: North Country Trail

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Trailblazer

June 7, 2016
TheMayor Trailblazer  
 
Review: I decided to come back. Still very expensive for a day ride, but I was in the area. Anyway a really fun trail. Sandy and almost all built to be sustainable. The back of the Expert Loop gets a bit fun and rowdy. Some great downhill sections that are a blast if you can let it rip. A couple surprise fast turns that require sudden braking.

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Gnarly


September 8, 2015
 
Review: I previously reviewed this trail from a 2008 ride. I just rode these trails this weekend, and found the area completely changed. There is a new trail system to replace the old trails, and I only found a few spots where the old trails were used. There are 4 loops. The two beginner loops are short and intersect each other several times. The older one is part singletrack, but also uses gravel roads. The brand new one is all singletrack. The intermediate loop goes around the lake and has some very nice views. The expert loop is a nice extension on the intermediate loop.
All the the singletrack is narrow, fast, and flowy. There are no real technical features besides a few bridges and some sand that is typical of the area. I was surprised by the lack of roots. The "intermediate" and "expert" designations must come from the elevation change only. There are some challenging hills, but nothing overly difficult. These trails are a blast to ride! I won't wait over 7 years to come back this time!

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Bunny Hop

August 23, 2015
0720656 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trail system lots of hill climbs. With even better down hill sections. Very scenic but also very confusing trail system very easy to get lost. They are producing more trail right now for a shorter beginner loop and it is very to easy to wind up on those and be on unmarked trails. Great place to go especially if you are in the area.

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Bunny Hop

June 17, 2015
 
Review: Trail is closed now. Iti s closed during the Scout Camp season from the 2nd Saturday for June through the 3rd Saturday of August. Then again for the month of November. Really a bummer as those are 3 of the prime riding months of the year. Bummed because I drove here on a great evening for a ride, only to discover this. I ended up driving an hour to Merrell trail for a really nice night ride.
Also the parking fee is now up to $10 for a night, or $60 for the season. Yikes! This is a nice trail, but those prices, along with that much closed time, means rides here will be pretty precious and far between.

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Gnarly


May 31, 2015
Rick Plite Gnarly  
 
Review: Amazing views

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Granny Gear

September 1, 2014
pugs Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trail system and very well marked. Moderate to semi advanced Challenge .

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Granny Gear

August 12, 2014
kchauvez Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trails where clean and fast it us a good ride.

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Owasippe MTB Trail 4.13 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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