Holdridge

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107

Holdridge

Holdridge Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Holdridge is a labor of love by a few intrepid mountain bikers (Kirk Costello, Ed Kohlman, Randy Estes, Paul Gruber, and Rick Jerrell, along with other family members and volunteers) who decided to develop a trail system on some public land that the state representatives offered access to. Sometime around 1991, a group of riders set forth to build some single-track on a rough tract of land used for hunting, horse trails, and two-track access to ponds. They put together the three loops and built the parking area and pit toilets all as volunteer labor. Over 20 years later this is still an actively used and maintained mountain bike area and one of the largest (and most challenging) in the region.

Holdridge is really three different mountain bike trails in one. The North Loop is short and easy, the West Loop is moderately challenging with a slightly more challenging technical section, and the East Loop, often known as Gruber’s Grinder, is a highly technical and longer trail for the advanced cyclist. There’s something for everyone here."

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8/21/2011
I'm new to MTB. For me, the North Loop was great fun! Several washed out steep uphills on the West Trail made for a trying rather than fun ride.
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9/15/2006
An enjoyable trail, favorite is west loop, with challenges but not too long. You can fit the west loop into a hectic schedule, half hour to 3/4 hour, depending on your skill. Make sure to climb the Wall.
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6/12/2006
Did the East Loop last weekend. A few slightly muddy spots by lake. A great trail. Average speed was 5.5 mph. Comparable to Potawatomi. Has several log jumps, two of which are very advanced. I lost some car keys on the trail. If you find them please email me at pmw@crdn.com. Thanks.
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Trail Information

Ann Arbor
Nearby City
12
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
1.5-3 hours
Duration
Michigan DNR–Holly-Holdridge Mountain Bike Trail: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=278&type=SPTR; DeLorme: Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer, page 41
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Dec 2018