River Bends Mountain Bike Trail

EASY 12 reviews

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.

4.3 miles 145 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

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.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Good for beginners

3 months ago

Great for beginners and fun for experienced!!!

6 months ago

Great ride close to home. Will ride twice to get 12 miles in. They also have some seasonal trails. Enjoy!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great practice for a "beginner" mountain biker. Enjoyed the ride!

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome!!! Exciting!!

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

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

1 year ago

I went on the new trail as far as I could and it is going to be spectacular when it is done.

mountain biking
1 year ago

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

trail running
2 years ago

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.

mountain biking
3 years ago

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