River Bends Mountain Bike Trail

EASY 38 reviews

River Bends Mountain Bike Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Utica, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

18 days ago

Great trails and relatively easy.

hiking
19 days ago

trail running
28 days ago

2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

I run, road bike, mountain bike, kayak, and play disc golf here. The park is nice for what it is and the paved trail now links with Dodge Park (via a couple blocks of side streets) which makes for a nice longish run or ride. The on-site (gun) shooting range ruins the peaceful park ambiance when in-use. MTB trail is very beginner friendly.

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hiking
5 months ago

The trail is very pretty, however it appears that there is a gun range near by. There was constant shooting for entire morning we spent there, which made the dog frantic and made it quite difficult to enjoy the serenity of nature. Also, in June it was moderately trafficked, at least.

6 months ago

mountain biking
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8 months ago

Very well maintained and nice trail

10 months ago