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CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby blacksword » March 12th, 2009, 12:37 pm

Trail conditions and comments thread for the Dodge Park Trail in Sterling Heights.


I'll start it off---- Trail is submerged... well, mostly anyway.

unrideable 3/11/09
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, Sterling Heights

Postby blacksword » March 18th, 2009, 8:47 am

With lots of rain the last week, Dodge Park is still mostly underwater.

AVOID.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, Sterling Heights

Postby i69whitey » March 18th, 2009, 8:53 am

yes, kayaking on the trail is dangerous now, with the water so high and fast.
please be careful.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, Sterling Heights

Postby mobilechimp » March 19th, 2009, 1:54 pm

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Beware of hippos.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, Sterling Heights

Postby utabintarbo » March 20th, 2009, 7:31 pm

Rode the trail last night. It was generally dry except for 2 spots towards the south end where water covered the paved trail to a depth of 2-3". North of Riverland, you can get to the Lookout Deck; after that it's mud & water galore.

I checked out the singletrack cut in last November up to the bridge and it seems to have dealt with the Winter rather well.

No hippos, but lots of ducks & geese.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, Sterling Heights

Postby c0nsumer » March 20th, 2009, 11:01 pm

utabintarbo wrote:Rode the trail last night. It was generally dry except for 2 spots towards the south end where water covered the paved trail to a depth of 2-3". North of Riverland, you can get to the Lookout Deck; after that it's mud & water galore.

I checked out the singletrack cut in last November up to the bridge and it seems to have dealt with the Winter rather well.

No hippos, but lots of ducks & geese.


I tried doing a home -> River Bends -> Utica -> Clinton River Trail route one night earlier in the week, but ran into the mud and sand on the path and had to turn around. I can't wait for this to clear out, as it makes for a nice local loop with a mixture of park and pavement riding.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, Sterling Heights

Postby c0nsumer » March 20th, 2009, 11:03 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:Rode the trail last night. It was generally dry except for 2 spots towards the south end where water covered the paved trail to a depth of 2-3". North of Riverland, you can get to the Lookout Deck; after that it's mud & water galore.

I checked out the singletrack cut in last November up to the bridge and it seems to have dealt with the Winter rather well.

No hippos, but lots of ducks & geese.


I tried doing a home -> River Bends -> Utica -> Clinton River Trail route one night earlier in the week, but ran into the mud and sand and water on the path and had to turn around. I can't wait for this to clear out, as it makes for a nice local loop with a mixture of park and pavement riding.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, Sterling Heights

Postby utabintarbo » April 8th, 2009, 6:54 pm

This afternoon, the paved trail was clear from one end to the other except for some water over the trail towards the south end. The north end has been cleared all the way to Van Dyke.

The bridge we put in last fall has 6-8 boards busted and needing replacement. This was not the case on 3/27. The bridge is still kinda rideable on the east half. Otherwise the trail is drying up somewhat, though it gets *really* wet in the low areas.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, Sterling Heights

Postby blacksword » April 9th, 2009, 2:25 pm

utabintarbo wrote:This afternoon, the paved trail was clear from one end to the other except for some water over the trail towards the south end. The north end has been cleared all the way to Van Dyke.

The bridge we put in last fall has 6-8 boards busted and needing replacement. This was not the case on 3/27. The bridge is still kinda rideable on the east half. Otherwise the trail is drying up somewhat, though it gets *really* wet in the low areas.


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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Trail

Postby blacksword » April 11th, 2009, 11:40 am

Trail day reminder,

Winter cleanup trail day set for next weekend, April 18th at 9 am. Jaycee lot next to m53 expressway


Should be a short day, main trail building to be done next month in May.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Trail

Postby utabintarbo » April 28th, 2009, 5:20 am

This trail is once again under water (including the armored path we did on the trail day, dammit) and the river level is way high. Even the paved path is under water in places. And I doubt today's rain will help. :(
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Trail

Postby Weihs » April 29th, 2009, 4:29 pm

There was a guy, didn't catch his name (sorry, guy!) at the winter cleanup trail day that took some snapshots and was talking about putting up a web site for this trail. Did anyone hear anything further?

Just curious.
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Trail

Postby Weihs » April 30th, 2009, 7:59 am

Never mind, I found it: http://www.trailproject.com/
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Trail

Postby bbenoit1984 » May 4th, 2009, 9:13 pm

Lookin to go for a ride after work tomorrow has any one been by Dodge Park with in the past day or so?
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Re: Metro North: Dodge Park Trail, AKA Clinton River Park Trail

Postby mtrhead » May 5th, 2009, 12:32 pm

how do I get to the trail head? (South or North entrance?) can't find any info on this trail. want to ride today.
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