Morton-Taylor Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.56 out of 5
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Intermediate
6.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 500 ft
↓ 400 ft
726
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Newer Trail, constructed by conservation group, with several singletrack bridges,
log ramps, rivers, bridges. This is an incredible oasis hidden in the middle of the
city. YOu'll feel 100 miles away, when you get caught up in the quick turns,
accelerations needed to ascend the quick hills. It's pretty flat, but plenty of tight
turns, and 10's of trails to mix it up. It would take 3-4 days to ride it all. There's
also a cool Carved Eagle and animal wooden carved bench for the much needed
rest about 1 mile west of the trailhead. Highly recommended for all skill levels
due to the groomed double track road when its' time for the much needed rest
from the singletrack trails.
added by lpcoloradoGranny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 

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Q: Map shows a trailhead off of Hines just before I-275. Is that actually part of this trail or just a way to get there if you're biking along the I-275 trail? -MSHaggard

A: It's the current eastern end of the trail, and also an access point from the 275 trail, which is all concrete.

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Reviews (17)
 

Granny Gear

September 9, 2017
 
Review: Over last five years I've mixed up my rides between both the trails and gravel paths on a weekly bases. Majority of trails are technical with some decent climbs. Workouts relative to how hard you push yourself. Yesterday I noticed bridges were repaired with addition of couple new ones. Recently groomed. Highly recommend for any first time riders.

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Granny Gear

June 8, 2017
keng1988 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Not bad but the trail is very hard to navigate. Trail breaks off into many side trails. It's not a good start to finish trail.

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Granny Gear

May 27, 2017
Ritched Granny Gear  
 
Review: The trails aren't well marked and are mostly over grown with vegetation. The gravel on the roads will scratch and chip your bike frame paint job.

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Granny Gear

September 23, 2016
eav1154 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I'm pretty new to singletrack but this trail was very poorly marked. Had no clue where I was going.

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Granny Gear

August 25, 2016
Sgray863 Granny Gear  
 
Review: As of August 25th 2016 the trail is great but part of dragon tail is covered in leaves and on the west loop one of the bridges was broken in many places but after a close inspection for splintered wood it made a fun feature

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August 5, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Best time I've had in awhile. I recommend this trail to anyone down for a lot of hours of fun this was my first time doing trail mountain biking.

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July 3, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Lots trimming needed

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Bunny Hop

May 12, 2016
 
Review: I roamed around in there last summer for couple of hours. It's confusing but fun, you can dive off the paved path in any number of areas. It was dry the day I was there, but I think it would be a mess after the rains. It didn't seem very actively ridden, I didn't see another person the day I was there and parts of it were very over grown. Since then I've read that it's been trimmed back. Nothing too difficult even for a relatively new rider like myself. I'd definitely ride it again if I get down that way.

Similar Trail: Riverbends, Tree farmish....

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Doubletrack


April 28, 2016
PhatPedals Doubletrack  
 
Review: Great place to ride in lower SE Michigan! Nothing too crazy or technical here just tight twisty singletrack with occasional hills, bridges, log obstacles and a fun short DH section called Up N Over featuring a ramp over fallen trees. The pump track was nice and there were several areas worth riding around as to hit all the multi-directional trails that weave through the woods connecting the different loops. Nothing else I know of like it south of Brighton in Michigan so it's a great option for Metro Detroit folks.

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Granny Gear

April 12, 2016
zbiky Granny Gear  
 
Review: A great little trail with lots of adventure. Easy, multi-direction, twisty, with some beginner obstacles. Not very well marked, but the trails interlink with each other all over.

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Morton-Taylor Trail MTB Trail 3.56 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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