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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +24/24 ft
Total: 49 riders
 

Mountain Biking Shearer Rd Trail

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#163 of 303 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#9,964 in the world

This trail is 4.6 miles of wide, winding, single track, mostly flat terrain, with lots of trees, rocks and roots, and a little of that Edwards Creek spice. This trail was cut for some fast riding,and will be getting faster and wider over the summer. A very good trail for the novice riders who want to take it a little slower, and learn some new skills. The optional stunts also keep it interesting for intermediates.

First added by volklgirl on Aug 18, 2008. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
M-57 to Hillcrest Rd. east of Meijer. Travel north on Hillcres Rd. thru Greenville West Dr. The road will turn into Shearer Rd. Continue traveling north on Shearer Rd. apx. 1/4 mile. The trailhead is on the left.
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  • Burizado
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    First mountain bike trail I have ridden. The beginner part of the trail was good to get a feel for how my bike rides over roots and rocks. I took a few spills when I moved to the more intermediate part of the trail. Overall a good trail for beginners to learn on I think. It was empty when I went there, probably because Edward's Creek is considered a better trail.

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  • jdelamater
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    An ok trail to get in a quick ride. There are lots of roots and short bridges throughout that make it rather unique, but if your looking for something with a good flow or with some climbs, this isn't it. With that said, it is a fun trail.

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  • Erlstn
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    Just rode it on 4/29...was very impressed that the trail was completely cleared off. It was great to take my daughters there for the their first MTB ride...they enjoyed it. Trail was in great shape

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  • Cool hand
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    8/21/17. Avoid the east side, unless you like getting your legs torn up from thorns.

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  • sissypants
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    This is a winding trail which loops through a mature deciduous forest. It is mostly flat, has a few features and one small "advanced" sidetrack with a few obstacles. At times as many as two tracks on either side of your track may be visible, tribute to the redundant sampling of flat forest that this trail provides. After a superb experience at Edward's Creek, this trail was disappointing and monotonous. It is great for fast riding, though!

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  • Erlstn
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    Three seems mean but it just is too flat to warrant anything higher. Despite this, it is a fun ride with a few obstacles that add some fun.

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  • TeamShanty
    *****

    The grassland sections have been cut back. I agree the approach to the first skinny bridge was awkward. I cut a new path to round into it but still not fast enough, though much better now.

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  • shootswithfilm
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    Agree with other reviewer, Grass in the two-way Loop needs a good trim. There is a bridge with a really odd approach angle that sneaks up on you due to grass. That aproach to that bridge could definitely stand to be curved out more. Saw someone experienced miss it and go in the water and A few days later I did the same even knowing that that bridge was there. Otherwise, I love this trail. It has some fun obstacles if you want a little more advanced ride, and you can opt out of all of them if you want to keep it simple. It's a plenty fast trail, with a lot of curves. It's fairly flat and fast, a great trail for a novice like myself, or more experienced people who really want to add some miles. Conveniently connected to Edwards Creek Trail by a paved bike path. Well worth checking out.

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  • UteOpia
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    Simple singletrack quite overgrown as of 8/24/15. Nearly took a nice spill because you can't see the bridge in the field due to all the weeds.

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  • rlcrock1
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    Fantastic time on the trail. First out this year for the family of all ages. We all had a blast. Trail was in good shape, only a little wet as we have had a week of rain. Great trail!!

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  • Erlstn
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    A relatively smooth ride but not too many challenges...good trail for a beginner to get a feel

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  • wfd350
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    We rode here 6-16-12, great trail for the newbie, all obstacles can be avoided. Relatively flat, great trail for a quick 1/2 hour ride.

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  • mlorenz242
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    Pretty flat trail with good obsticles. I like to ride the Edward's Creek trail first and then ride to this trail (on the Flat river trail). It is not too challenging to ride when you're gassed.

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  • scmilam1
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    This is a fun trail. It is much slower than something like Fort Custer with many tight switchbacks. There are no big climbs. However, there are quite a few obstacles (each with a ride around if you prefer) that are lots of fun. I would describe as similar to Edward's Creek but a bit easier. Since it is not real long, its worth riding twice. Overall it is a very good ride with no horses or joggers to work around.

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  • hippy_sam
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    This a real good beginer trail. Not a lot of incline riding but there is a lot of tight turns. New technical riding added spring 2010, lil rollers and drops, stuff of that nature, great trail to do after work or just to have fun on.

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  • volklgirl
    *****

    This is an awesome trail for beginners and intermediates alike. Tight twisties through the trees and optional dirt piles, rock gardens, log piles, and skinnies keep the challenge factor up. This is an awesome place to start singlespeeding!* Review edited 8/17/2008

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