Island Lake Loops

Brighton, Michigan

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3 Reviews
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The Blue and Yellow Loops at this popular trail system complement each other just like their namesake colors. Although each trail is enjoyable on its own, together they make a long singletrack cruiser with enough hills for a solid workout but not so many that water bottle arms get tendonitis. The prettiest section comes after a bridge crossing and meanders next to the river, with big trees sheltering the trail. The route is easy to follow; however, due to its popularity sections can become rutted. Tread: 14 miles of singletrack, 0.3 mile of paved road.
Mountain Biking Michigan

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Mountain Biking Michigan

by Erin Fanning and Keith Radwanski (Falcon Guides)

The Blue and Yellow Loops at this popular trail system complement each other just like their namesake colors. Although each trail is enjoyable on its own, together they make a long singletrack cruiser with enough hills for a solid workout but not so many that water bottle arms get tendonitis.

The prettiest section comes after a bridge crossing and meanders next to the river, with big trees sheltering the trail. The route is easy to follow; however, due to its popularity sections can become rutted. Tread: 14 miles of singletrack, 0.3 mile of paved road.

©  Erin Fanning and Keith Radwanski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Brighton
Distance: 14.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Island Lake Recreation Area
Local Maps: USGS Kent Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Island Lake Loops

Recent Trail Reviews

4/9/2011
0

Today was my first time mountain biking and I did the blue trail at Island Lake. It's 9.3 miles long and was a great challenge. I would say its a great beginner or even easy intermediate. There is enough up and downs to make it fun and challenging, but not to make the trail daunting to a beginner. Other riders at the park said the yellow trail (at approx 6 miles) is more challenging than the blue with greater inclines than the blue. Loved this place.


6/12/2010
0

This trail is pretty basic. There aren't many tough climbs or descents, but you can get some good speed going through the turns. There is a nice pond in the middle of the blue loops to take a swim if the weather is nice.


10/21/2009
0

I had an excellent time here on the Blue trail. Marked every quarter mile or more. Excellent scenery in this fall. Be full of energy and pack some snacks ,It was close to 2 hours for me first time. Some hills were a little challanging but a lot of fun. There was one place that had a 45* drop -off so be careful. Have fun.



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