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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +154/134 ft
Total: 104 riders
 

Mountain Biking Tk Lawless State Park

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#40 of 298 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#1,667 in the world

The trail is considered advanced with lots of roots and fast downhill sections. There are tons of fun aspects to the trail with lots of things to jump, dips, and obstacles. Some of the climbs are long and challenging, but nothing terrible. All around, this is the best trail in the Northern Indiana, Southern Michigan area.

First added by subyfan1 on Sep 9, 2009. 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
Take M-62 North from Edwardsburg, MI. Turn right at the flashing yellow light on Brownsville Rd. Follow Brownsville until it T's with Walnut. Turn left on Walnut and follow to Monkey Run. Turn right on Monkey Run and park entrance will be on the left. The route is well marked by signs guiding you to TK Lawless Park. There is a small entry fee for the park.
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  • Bubba269
    ****

    Riding this with a buddy that is an accomplished rider was a mistake. Attempting to keep up as a beginner, murdered my soul. Lots of hills to climb (or push your bike up in shame), roots, switchbacks. Despite horrible cardio conditioning the 90 degree day, I still had a lot of fun, no pride left but fun anyway. As I improve I'm sure this will become a favorite.

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  • gt_fullsuspension2010
    ****

    Dry , good overall trail. Lots of climbing and many turns. 3 trees on trail need to be cut by chainsaw, others were removed by hand.

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  • roblem
    *****

    Great asset to have in Northern Indiana. Flowing trails with some little surprises. Great banked corners, rolling jumps and quick drops. This trail has some of the best ascents and descents I have ridden in this part of the state. Well worth the drive to get there.

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  • beerdeadbaxter
    *****

    i rode this for the first time the other day and had a blast. The trail really helped build some confidence in the corners, but a good set of hydro brakes really helped !!

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  • bboehman
    ***

    Pretty good trail. I did this trail on a trip and it was the first of 3 that day. I had a good time exploring it and it is worth a trip to add another trail to the list.

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  • SBSS29
    ****

    The first loop of the trail is 6 miles, the second loop is 4 miles/

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  • redwingdb
    ****

    btw... this is actually called "Dr Lawless County Park, not Tk Lawless. Someone should change that. When driving, look for the signs for Dr Lawless Park.

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  • ****

    All in all... A great trail. Only complaint is that the club that maintains it cuts trees down 4" above the ground and doesn't mark the stumps. These are trip hazards. Caught one today... New rim and possibly a cracked rib... Not pleased!

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  • ****

    I got lots of fun,very challenging,best trail around,dont forget to bring 3 dollars cash wich is the toll to use the trail,totally worthed....

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  • treky92
    *****

    I raced this trail this past weekend and liked it a lot. Nothing too technical about the trail besides how tight it is in sections. There are some fun fast sections too. Overall a great trail.

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  • jefmtbkr
    *****

    Trail closed Nov 1st. The park website says its open but organge snow fence blocking trail.

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  • cynergy68
    ****

    This trail is tight with a lot of switchbacks. There is good flow and is a great ride with fast downhill sections. 10 miles through a dense forest. There is a exit point at the 6 mile marker, otherwise it is 10 miles. The trail does seem to be used frequently by runners.

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  • kk123
    *****

    I'm a beginner, this was my third trail ever and it was very nice. Long meandering downhills follow some tough semi technical climbs. Did some walking up some of the more difficult climbs. Very nice series of dips 3 times. Very fun course overall, wonderful scenery saw a few deer.

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  • jefmtbkr
    *****

    Fairly easy trail, great for beginners but the faster you go the more fun there is to be had. Open twists and turns are endless. left, right, up, down. The flow here is addictive. One of my all time favorites!!! Don't forget to bring the $3. gate fee. The first 100 yards of trail you will have already gotten your moneys worth. Let's keep this trail accesable forever!

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  • Bigdave08
    ****

    This trail was quite awesome in my opinion. I've been riding seriously for 2 years. About 98% of the trail is switchbacks up and down smaller hills. not too slow though. Wish I would have known about it earlier. Very fun ride. * Review edited 6/20/2010

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  • rickty
    ***

    the trail is simple at best .the hardest thing was the 10 miles .its a nice trail for execise not of callenges.i liked it but i did not burn enougth calories for the distast i rode

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