River Bends Mountain Bike Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Utica, MI that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
This is a dedicated single track, maintained by Michigan Mountain Bike Association. The trail is very easy by single track standard. However, it is well maintained (downed trees are cleared within a few days) and has a very good flow. The trail is narrow with lots of twists and turns, so it's an excellent place for beginner mountain bikers. Since it's so short, advanced mountain bikers can do multiple laps for a good cardio workout, or practice speed and techniques.
Good for beginners
Great for beginners and fun for experienced!!!
Great ride close to home. Will ride twice to get 12 miles in. They also have some seasonal trails. Enjoy!
Great practice for a "beginner" mountain biker. Enjoyed the ride!
Nice ride, but the trails are not very well marked. The difficult course is not even rideable... several large fallen trees are blocking the trail
I went on the new trail as far as I could and it is going to be spectacular when it is done.
Great beginner MTB trail. Took my 10 years old son today for his first MTB challenge and he did make it , first half of this loop was quite difficult for him but second one was pure joy. Great trail for family
Great trail run that's also dog friendly. Easy to find with nice restrooms and plenty of parking. It's a pretty flat running course and is good for short and medium runs, but long runs would require many loops.
Great beginner trail, take all my buddies interested in biking on it for first time rides, good flow with some tight turns, small trail so don't need to worry about getting lost, do a few laps for a good workout, can easily bike from this park to Stoney creek as well