Riley Trails

3.78 out of 5
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↑ 200 ft
↓ 200 ft

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Trail Description
About this trail
Multi-use trail shared with skiers and hikers. Sandy in spots and beginner-friendly.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (18)

Granny Gear

June 16, 2018
Trek1536 Granny Gear  
Review: Great trail for an everyday ride or skill building. Wide trails make for enjoyable rides during the hot summer months.

Granny Gear

September 23, 2017
sweetcat Granny Gear  
Review: Great trail for beginners. Nothing technical. Some tight turns between trees, a few down hills with sand at the bottom, mostly flowing with a few little steep uphills. More experienced bikers can always go really fast to increase the thrill. I did it with my Specialized stump jumper HT and then rode multiple times with my fatty. I really enjoyed it more on the fatty due to the sandy spots. This was a lot of fun!

Granny Gear

September 3, 2017
Pat Brazee Granny Gear  
Review: Nice beginner trail through the woods. Very well marked, nothing challenging, fun fast ride.

Granny Gear

August 31, 2017
mastaa Granny Gear  
Review: This is a good trail for beginners, but it does contain some features that can make it somewhat difficult. There are a lot of exposed roots in the first half mile of the trail. The rest of the trail has patches of sand here and there. There are two small climbs in sand that may require dismounting if you lose traction or get bogged down. There are also a few spots that go down hill into loose sand. Those can be tricky to maneuver for beginners. Overall, the trail is great if you just want to get some trail miles in and enjoy the outdoors. It's within riding distance of the northern side of Holland, and there are access points on all the roads skirting the park. The trail also tends to dry out quickly because of the sand so it's usually rideable within a day of any rain. The best time to ride this trail is early summer when the sand hasn't been loosened up by riders.

Granny Gear

August 27, 2017
tfrippey Granny Gear  
Review: Rode this with a group ranging from my 12-year old, who is a beginner, to my brother-in-law, who is an expert and rode the trail with his one-year-old in tow in a singlewide Burley. It was a very fun ride. Some little drops and quick short climbs, lots of beautiful stretches through pine woods, good overall flow. The one thing that was a little tough for our beginner rider was the sand. There were quite a few lengthy sandy stretches, and he frequently got bogged down there. Location right in Holland is great.

Granny Gear

March 8, 2017
AWesthouse Granny Gear  
Review: Not a lot of elevation, but great track, and a perfect trail for a quick work out on the lunch break. My new go to trail when I don't have a whole afternoon to ride, but have to pedal.


February 14, 2017
Mateo Juez Gnarly  
Review: it's a fun beginner trail. not to hard at all. good place to bring someone their first time and get used to mountain biking.

Bunny Hop

October 23, 2016
Timmer_71 Bunny Hop  
Review: Nice trail. Nothing technical here, except for a couple of climbs might be difficult. (steep) Mostly flat terrain though. A bit sandy in a couple of places. Trail is fairly wide and easy to follow. Beautiful woods trail, great if your in the mood for a more relaxing ride.

Granny Gear

September 4, 2016
Review: A very nice beginner trail. I rode Riley with my wide on fat bikes. She is a beginner, and there was only one small section that she did feel comfortable riding.

Disregard the numbering system since the MTB trail does not use them. You also start by the mountain bike sign, and not at marker 1. The markers for the MTB course are marked with a picture of a bike, but without numbers. You will see maps where the MTB trail and hiking trails cross.

There were a couple confusing areas with the worst being just before marker 12. There is a slit in the trail with no sign. I made a guess and was correct since we saw a sign at 12.

Overall this is a great beginner trail with only a few climbs. Lots of sand so it should drain well. Lots of tree roots near the beginning of the course. I would recommend this trail for anyone wanting an easy ride in a beautiful setting.

Bunny Hop

November 16, 2015
windblown Bunny Hop  
Review: Trail begins all the way to the left parking off of Riley rd. Not over the bridge- that's the end or the start of the short track. Long trail Runs clockwise and is very well marked. It takes us about 30-40 minutes to ride the full track. Including the part beyond the gravel road. There are only a few hills I can't climb (yet) . Some tight moves through trees and a few very smooth flow areas through pine forest. Overall a great cardio ride without any dangerous areas. Watch out for riders going the wrong way or hikers and dogs.

Riley Trails MTB Trail 3.78 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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