River Bends Mountain Bike Trail

EASY 26 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.

4.3 miles
160 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking


trail running


cross country skiing




wild flowers



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.

9 days 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.

18 days ago

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2 months ago

Very well maintained and nice trail

5 months ago

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

Good for beginners

10 months ago

Great for beginners and fun for experienced!!!

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10 months ago

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Monday, May 23, 2016

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

Monday, May 02, 2016

Awesome!!! Exciting!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

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

Thursday, June 04, 2015

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