Bass River Recreation Area, a 1,665-acre site, consists of open meadows, open brush land, mature hardwoods, small ponds and 300-acre Max Lake. It has approximately three miles of frontage on the Grand River. The park is used primarily for boating, hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding.

horseback riding
3 months ago

It is okay for riding but not the best. There are a few trails that are decent but there is one big loop that would be nice but it is completely covered and pretty much not passable unless you want to just close your eyes and let your horse plow through the low bushes. The trails more by the biking trails are okay. Rather buggy. Traffic over the weekend on the lake is not ideal for horses, dogs running everyone, loud boats and seadoos, children screaming.. this park could be great for horses but it really just isn’t.

I’d like to try this trail again when the foliage is out. This is a super entertaining trail, with all kinds of twists and turns that make it challenging for trail riders and fun for hikers. I like narrow trails just like this. A few more hills would be nice but that’s fine! This is also well-marked and while I was the only hiker in five miles, the trail riders were very polite and friendly.

Beautiful. A good variety of different terrain.

mountain biking
Monday, September 11, 2017

Tight trail but saw 2 deer. Pretty flat and tight corners.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Woodsy. Trail use is mainly for bikes, not so much for hiking. Trail stays near roads most of the time and takes you close to homes; felt like I was wondering through someone's back yard at times. Dirt road to trailhead. Sounds: birds and cars.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

My wife and I, and our dogs enjoy the hike and scenery.

the best

mountain biking
Friday, July 24, 2015

This place was SOOO much fun. My wife who is relatively new to mountain biking and I went for a ride here and had a blast. The amount of twists, turns, roots, trees, banks and roll packed into the trail is unlike anything that I've ever ridden. I loved the short but sweet north loop so much that I did it again for speed after completing the whole ride. I definitely will be back.

Agree with some earlier posts that crossings of horse trails and at grassy areas, particularly in the 3rd loop, are sometimes a bit confusing. Just keep heading straight until you see a brown marker with an arrow and you'll be just fine. Directions and map above are spot on.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 18, 2015

We have just started mountain biking so we are trying new places each time. But this will definitely be one we come back to. Presents a challenge without be too difficult for beginners.

mountain biking
Thursday, March 07, 2013

We ride out here ounce every couple weeks in the summer. To find the trailhead use the entrance off from 104 ave and drive in about 1/4 mile and park at the turn around in the road. (43.01972, -86.04130)

The start of Loop 1 is not marked, but it heads off to the north from here. Loop 2 starts where Loop 1 crosses the road back towards the entrance. The start of loop 3 heads off to the right (east) just before loop 2 dumps you back out to the entrance road.

Loops 1 and 2 are tight, but the turns flow together pretty good. Loop 3 is very tight and technical.

Here is a link to a track of the trails that I found on open street map:

trail running
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Enjoyable scenery, but the signs are a bit hard to follow. Be prepared to get a little confused locating the trails here, but once you do you'll be rewarded. This is really a nice escape from the city as its very quiet and peaceful.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 02, 2012

no longer open to to public, Private Drive Only!

mountain biking
Friday, August 12, 2011

I had a hard time finding this place. Google maps took me to the wrong place. When I did arrive, there were no signs pointing me to the beginning of the trail. Besides these directional issues, the trail itself was great. The majority of the trail is in the woods. Many ups and downs and turns. Now that I know where it is, I will return!

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

3 Loops, pretty technical not much elevation gain or loss. Trails are in nice shape.

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mountain biking
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trail running
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