New Trail @ Hillsdale College Almost Complete

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New Trail @ Hillsdale College Almost Complete

Postby Guschaos » September 28th, 2012, 9:02 am

The loop is located at Hayden Park. Hillsdale College's 200 acre Fitness Park Located at 1620 Barber Drive, Hillsdale Michigan 49242. Which is in Southern Mid Michigan.

I've been working on this trail for the last year. When complete it will be about an 8 mile loop. Currently a 7 mile loop is complete and ride able with all kinds of varying terrain, Fast flats, steep climbs, Large and small Rock gardens, Off Camber corners, Long grinding climbs, and some more difficult descents. I plan to finish the last branch of the trail with in the next two months.

For those of you on Facebook, please like the facebook page for the trail to learn about all of the updates and goings on for this trail.


https://www.facebook.com/MountainBikeTrailAtHillsdaleCollege

I call it a Mountain bikers, Mountain bike trail. There are good flowey sections, and tight twisty sections. I'd call it a cross between Pontiac Lake and Maybury. One rider said that it reminds them of a better marked Heritage park in Adrian. Another person said that it's more fun then the New Merrel Trail.

Come out and take a spin on a great new trail.
http://www.emich.edu/studentorgs/cycling/

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
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Re: New Trail @ Hillsdale College Almost Complete

Postby mrbeau78 » September 28th, 2012, 10:37 am

Crap. My son just entered Freshman year at Hope College in Holland. Hillsdale was another choice. I'll get in trouble for saying this...but as far as I know, there's no good trails very close to Holland.

I would have influenced that choice if I knew about this new trail at Hillsdale!
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Re: New Trail @ Hillsdale College Almost Complete

Postby MLKuhl » September 28th, 2012, 12:11 pm

Nice!! Was planning on checking it out last weekend but didn't make it. Will have to get down there soon.

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Re: New Trail @ Hillsdale College Almost Complete

Postby MLKuhl » October 6th, 2012, 2:54 pm

Got down there today for a ride. Ended up doing 3 laps totaling about 22 miles, my legs are cooked! This is a great trail that just needs some traffic on it to help wear it in. Has a little bit of everything.. tight twisty single track, alot of climbing, fast descents, wide open 2 track, logs, and tough rock gardens! This is a pretty tough trail that is very well marked. I just wasn't quite sure where to park my car. Great job and thankyou to everyone who made this trail happen, always a good thing to see new trails pop up!

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