Rifle River Recreation Area

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 out of 5
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Beginner
14.0
miles

Other
↑ 1,000 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
895
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This is a rather large network of trails in a DNR park. There are several loops and some dead end trails. Nodes 1-8 provide some technical challenge and some long climbs and downhills. In addition there are some great campgrounds, lakes and fishing streams here. Please visit http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=489&type=SPRK for more information.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (11 total check-ins)
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  Ryan LaMielle   on Jun 9, 2018
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Reviews (7)
 

Granny Gear

July 2, 2017
 
Review: The start is very fun and punchy, then is smoothes out for nice cross country on the back side. We are the Only people out there everytime we go.

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Bunny Hop

August 20, 2016
 
Review: From an incoming 3rd grader ???? it was hilly

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Gramcounter

July 27, 2016
sXeXBMXer Gramcounter  
 
Review: I rode this trail the weekend of July 16th/17th and I loved it. I am upper beginner/lower intermediate and I rode the back part of the park - marker 11-24. It was perfect for my ability, and was an absolutely beautiful ride. It is well marked and well kept up. The whole park is the same way, and there were other places that looked fun to ride if I had the time. I would highly recommend this trail to beginner/intermediates for sure. I am hoping it is open in the winter as well to do some snow biking

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Granny Gear

August 26, 2013
Bruce Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice trail system to take riders of different abilities. Better riders will not be challenged, but they won't be bored, either. Beginning riders have a good place to learn that has some challenges but is not scary. Overall, a nice trail.

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Gramcounter

June 18, 2012
mlorenz242 Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a multi-use trail with numbered markers. Number 12 and 18 will take you out of the loop (12 takes you to a capground area and 18 takes you to "Lost Lake") The trail is wide and easy, but there are some good climbs and flowing downhills (between post 2 and 8). This trail is a great place for a mellow ride. The trail runs around lakes, a river, and beautiful forest. Great places to stop along the way. Pick up a map at the ranger's station. It came in handy for me a few times and let me kow when I was close to the look-out tower (not along the trail but a short ride up a dirt road). Again, not a typical MTB singletrack, but I will go back for sure.

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Poseur

April 11, 2012
dzpd23 Poseur  
 
Review: Basic trail 11 yrs ago.

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Doubletrack


March 25, 2011
Zoo1424 Doubletrack  
 
Review: While not very difficult, this is a fun trail to get out on & just fly. Overall it's about 13 miles and the terrain varies from pine forest, to open meadows, to swamp, to aspen groves. As the description states, Markers 1-8 are the most challenging part of the trail, in particular one section is about a .6 mile climb followed by a sweet .6 mile downhill section. The rest is fairly flat but you can really crank up the speed. Plus there's many places to stop and enjoy the many lakes in the park or the Rifle River.

Similar Trail: Ogemaw Hills.

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Rifle River Recreation Area MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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