Northeast: Pine Haven

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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby SolarKitty » August 3rd, 2012, 9:45 am

The park service has been out and cleared the downed trees and bush hogged the back trails so no wondering if that was poison ivy brushing your leg. The trails are in good shape but there are a few ruts on the outside double track on the steep downhills. Look before decending.
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby jfactor! » January 21st, 2013, 3:26 pm

Anyone been out here recently? I was thinking winter might actually be the best time to ride here.
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby turbotoad » January 21st, 2013, 5:27 pm

I just drove past there yesterday afternoon on the way home from Traverse City. I was hinking the samething but I didn't have my bike, so I couldn't ride it. I did have my XC ski's but there was not enough snow for that either :x
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby jfactor! » January 27th, 2013, 8:05 pm

Went for a ride here this morning. First time I've ever been there when it wasn't a sloppy mess. We stuck to the MTB singletrack and only had one tree that we had to lift our bikes over.

We had the place essentially to ourselves There were about 5 XC skiers on the main trail and there had been one person on a fat bike earlier in the morning. We saw his tracks on some of the singletrack including a couple of body prints where he fell. LOL!!!
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby jfactor! » January 27th, 2013, 8:08 pm

This place has a lot of potential. I remember riding here in the mid-late 90s and it was always busy then. Some TLC would do this place some good.
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby shoffman » January 27th, 2013, 8:16 pm

I'm sure no one would mind if you put some time into working on the trail......
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby jfactor! » January 27th, 2013, 8:20 pm

shoffman wrote:I'm sure no one would mind if you put some time into working on the trail......

We actually discussed that post-ride. Do you know who to contact to get the go ahead for some maintenence?
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby shoffman » January 27th, 2013, 8:44 pm

I'd suggest contacting Jeff Adamcik.
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby Zoo1424 » April 9th, 2013, 5:01 pm

Thanks for the update!
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby SolarKitty » April 16th, 2013, 6:43 pm

The amount of single track underwater is amazing. Spent 30 minutes clearing debris, much more to go. Lots of spoke breakers on the trail.
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby SolarKitty » April 18th, 2013, 3:54 pm

Great idea...should be quite the flow :lol:
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby ChrisInYpsi » August 5th, 2013, 11:19 am

I'll be in Saginaw for an upcoming weekend and should have time to ride a trail on Sat morning. From a quick look at the Trail Guide it'll probably be either Pine Haven or Midland City Forest. If I can do only 1 Saginaw area trail which should I choose?
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby SolarKitty » September 11th, 2013, 7:49 pm

The county has done significant maintenance on the two track. The single track is dry. As good as it gets.
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Re: Northeast: Pine Haven

Postby mkow1234 » September 29th, 2014, 8:43 am

I had a chance to take a nice long ride at Pine Haven on Sunday afternoon.
I finished cutting out the other length of fallen tree blocking the section of trail in the "back forty" of the park. I saw no other major obstructions.


There is a fallen tree blocking the trail. This is in a few miles, after the fifth(?) two-track crossing. At this point, there are TWO trail options. The option to the right is the trail that leads to where the tree had fallen. This is where most of the horse stuff was located. I had a little 8" pruning saw, and I managed to remove one section of the tree from the trail. However, the other end of the tree is still blocking a section of trail around the next turn. Here, the tree is about 12-13" in diameter, so I did not quite cut through that one all the way yet. If it's still there next week, I'll try to remove the rest of the tree.
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