CRAMBA: Orion Oaks

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CRAMBA: Orion Oaks

Postby Todd Scott » March 22nd, 2004, 8:28 am

Post trail conditions and problem reports for the trails at Orion Oaks County Park
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Postby Mile Higher » September 1st, 2004, 3:10 pm

The trail seems to be in very good shape. Some of the grass along the two tracks is a bit long and trail signs near the North entrance near the Truck yard is horrible. Single track in the wider path areas got pretty deep at times.
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Postby craig » November 3rd, 2004, 6:22 pm

I don't kow what is going on at Orion Oaks. There is new fencing EVERYWHERE. It is very difficult to get back to the trail from the Joslyn Road entrance. Also, there are piles of brush on the trail. It might be from the wind storms, but the piles look too neat - maybe someone f'cking with us. Other than that, the trails look good.
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Postby Steve_Kinley » November 3rd, 2004, 6:42 pm

There is new fencing near the bark park but there are gates at all of the trail crossings in that area. I didn't have any trouble on Sunday. I had been meaning to call the county to find out what was up.
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Postby craig » November 3rd, 2004, 7:42 pm

Its changed a lot since Sunday. :evil:
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Postby chris_werth » November 9th, 2004, 8:22 am

Steve, I thought I heard something about the Oakland County Sheriff using the fenced in area to train horses. I could be wrong.
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Postby Steve_Kinley » November 9th, 2004, 9:55 am

I called the Parks dept this morning to find out what was up at Orion Oaks. The fencing currently being installed is for expansion of the Bark Park which should be completed next spring. Eventually the current parking will be moved north and the dog areas will be north and south of the entrance. You will still be able to access the rest of the park from the service road that runs through the wooded area over the culverts. They weren't clear if we would still be able to ride from the Lake 16 parking down the trail and then into the park or we would only be able to access it through the new parking area. For now though there are a lot of gates to open and close.

They also said the mounted unit will move out to Springfield Oaks and not use Orion.
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Postby chris_werth » November 9th, 2004, 10:00 am

Thanks for the info. Last time we rode out there we took the new paved bike path west on Clarkston and went in the Clarkston road enterance.
The new paved path is smooth and wide.
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Snow covered but definitely rideable

Postby Tony_Misovski » December 16th, 2004, 6:40 am

We road Orion Oaks last and it was a blast. The park personal drive back there in trucks so they tend to pack down a couple of tracks in the snow.
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Postby beerbiker » December 16th, 2004, 7:51 am

Orion Oaks is really close to my house. It's a great place to take the cyclocross bike and practice riding on the grassy trails as well as the sand pits. I think they should mow down some windy new trail and have a cyclocross practice course there. They have plenty of open feild and some decent little hills. They could throw down some logs to simulate the barriers and maybe some sand too.
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Good to go

Postby Steve_Kinley » April 3rd, 2005, 4:50 pm

Rode Orion Oaks today and all the trails are ready to ride.
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Postby craig » April 3rd, 2005, 5:50 pm

Great - one question...how did you enter the park? The new fencing blocks my old entry from Joslyn.
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Postby Steve_Kinley » April 3rd, 2005, 7:02 pm

I thought so too but follow the pine trees north and then you can go left between the fence lines. It takes you to the normal entrance with the gravel path.
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Postby Mile Higher » May 14th, 2005, 1:36 pm

There is always the entrance off of Baldwin across from the church. Brings you in on the South-West corner of the park.
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