MCMBA: Rouge Park

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MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby Todd Scott » March 24th, 2006, 5:17 pm

Post trail conditions and problem reports for the trails at Rouge Park
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MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby hockeydaddy » June 18th, 2006, 10:17 pm

Trails in really good shape. If you venture onto the newly cut section after the broken water main(creek) it is ridable upto a point then you'll have to hike your bike about 200 ft to Joy rd.
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby c0nsumer » August 16th, 2012, 1:42 pm

Older discussion about Rouge Park has been split off into a locked archive thread that can be found here.

Please continue to use this thread for ongoing conditions and comment discussions about Rouge Park.
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby Loren » August 16th, 2012, 2:00 pm

There's been a lot of great work this summer by the SCA group that is just wrapping up for the year. Hopefully, one of the TCs will post up a summary sometime soon!
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby chris_f » August 16th, 2012, 5:57 pm

The Rouge Park Trail is ready for riding! The Rouge Park Trail is a beginner to intermediate singletrack trail in the City of Detroit's Rouge Park in the Warrendale neighborhood. Close to Dearborn, Redford, Hines Drive, the Rouge Gateway Trail, Eliza Howell Park, and more.

There is a complete clockwise loop on the block bounded by Tireman, Outer Drive, Joy Rd and Spinoza, a little less than 3 miles currently. New arrow signs indicate where to keep following the trail in open areas and intersections.

Open parking is available along Outer Drive. The Trailhead is in the southwest corner of the block, or in other words the northeast corner of Tireman and Outer Drive. There is a brand new kiosk which will soon hold maps, fliers and other community information.

Starting at the trailhead, the trail proceeds clockwise: heading north parallel to Outer Drive with some switchbacks. Near the corner where Outer Drive crosses over Joy Rd, the trail swoops down and heads east towards the river. It exits the forest onto the sidewalk on Joy Rd. Take Joy Rd. east on the bridge over the river, and then jump back into the woods. The trail winds through the forest some more before briefly jumping out into some open space across from the aero-modelers' field. The trail then winds south following the ridgeline before exiting onto the sidewalk where Spinoza meets Tireman. Follow the sidewalk west on Tireman and jump back into the trail after crossing the bridge over the river. Finish the loop and exit back to trailhead.

More details to come including maps, trail days, and recommended additional routes in the area.
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby chris_f » August 16th, 2012, 6:11 pm

We'll attempt to keep this thread about trail conditions. For discussions about future planning, trail days and more, please see:
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=112290&start=999999
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Re: MCMBA: Rouge Park

Postby JoeModz » April 9th, 2013, 4:47 pm

Post of first!

A buddy and I rode the Rouge Park trail on Sunday (4/7/2013) I can confirm the downed trees, had to stop and climb over them. Had a blast otherwise!
This was our first time riding... ever, first MTB, first time there, first trail, can't wait to do it again.

Will say us being utter noobs to the sport and the locations we did get lost 3 times, a few times we just had to keep going until the trail picked back up, but crossing the bridge on Joy we entered too soon, then again in the clearing we lost the path, then right at the end the trail appeared to go down a big hill then into nothing. After that I suffered a puncture in my front tube :( Luckily we were done and headed back towards Tireman.
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