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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » July 31st, 2015, 6:54 pm

The trail was in decent condition. I think it rained a bit heavy while we were riding, but not much got through the tree cover and the trail stayed dry. The usual wet spots were there around the crane, after the Farmstead park (headed Northwest), and along M-59 but it was all ride-able. There were about 2-3 low branches (a handsaw may be sufficient but take some effort) between the turn where all of the broken glass surfaces and the rock garden near DPW (in the flat straight stretch that often gets overgrown). There is also a bridge that is a bit wonky just past Farmstead. I think it is the 2nd bridge in from the paved path just before (after?) the log pile. It is still ride-able, but looks like it was washed away a bit.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » July 31st, 2015, 8:09 pm

I was just out here as well, came to post about the leaning trees and minimal mud, and buckeyefan58 has covered it all! I was surprised at how good it really was out there given the recent downpour.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby MCSmith » August 4th, 2015, 6:50 am

The trail is muddy as of yesterday, Went out to cut out some downfall I got one out then my saw puked the rest of the gas out the bottom. There are a few more down tree's along the straight away as mentioned earlier. Trail handled this past deluge pretty well, but still has standing water and mud. Lets give it a few days to dry out.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby sleepyguy1001 » August 6th, 2015, 6:55 pm

I don't know how to describe where things are very well on the trail, but the leaning tree on the straight away is leaning much lower, I had to get off to get under it. In the turn leading out of this area to the short parallel trails, one side with the rock garden and a little drop off, and the other side is just straight, there is a tree down across the trail. If you are heading south, be careful, it'll be on you before you see it.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby MCSmith » August 7th, 2015, 8:48 am

sleepyguy1001 wrote:I don't know how to describe where things are very well on the trail, but the leaning tree on the straight away is leaning much lower, I had to get off to get under it. In the turn leading out of this area to the short parallel trails, one side with the rock garden and a little drop off, and the other side is just straight, there is a tree down across the trail. If you are heading south, be careful, it'll be on you before you see it.



I went out to work on those the other day, and my saw decided to puke gas all over. I should be able to head out tonight or over the weekend to clear them.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby INEVTBL » August 9th, 2015, 11:03 am

Just got back from the trail and it is dry except for a few mushy spots past the crane. It is getting VERY overgrown though. So get out and ride before the next rain!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » August 10th, 2015, 10:23 am

INEVTBL wrote:Just got back from the trail and it is dry except for a few mushy spots past the crane. It is getting VERY overgrown though. So get out and ride before the next rain!


Yep, the trail needs a hair cut for sure, feel free to trim back any face slappers.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » August 16th, 2015, 6:38 am

The trail is in great shape, some mud near what is left of the orange shovel.
The section by the X-Way is ridable.
Go ride it and say Hi to the runners!



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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby sally_2000 » August 27th, 2015, 4:32 pm

Driving from the westside , planning to ride these trails before or after the Bikes Burgers & Brew Ride in Mt Clemens Sun the 30th . Easy to follow (signage) ? Appears to be muti-directional ? What are conditions ? Posts said very overgrown ? are there picker bushes ? any updates would be appreciated Thanks
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Sortaslow » August 27th, 2015, 5:46 pm

sally_2000 wrote:Driving from the westside , planning to ride these trails before or after the Bikes Burgers & Brew Ride in Mt Clemens Sun the 30th . Easy to follow (signage) ? Appears to be muti-directional ? What are conditions ? Posts said very overgrown ? are there picker bushes ? any updates would be appreciated Thanks

Well, follow the red bike signs. They are high up in the trees. Be careful though, there is a spider web of trails from walkers, etc, over the years. So you'll need to pay attention.

Also, the trail is split by the paved path in three spots. You need to also be careful in following the signs here.

As far as overgrowth, it's usually just tall grassy spots and only a little bit of it. Not thorny ever.

Mud is a worse problem in this low lying trail. Should be ok, with just a problem spot or two.

The trail map on this site is up to date, so download one of those.

Happy trails!

Edit: just looked - the trail map is up-to-date. Just use that and you'll be good to go. Consumer made it so it's spot on and good.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby sally_2000 » August 27th, 2015, 6:11 pm

ok thanks sorta !
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Sortaslow » August 27th, 2015, 8:50 pm

sally_2000 wrote:ok thanks sorta !

Sure! It's a two way trail too, so don't be surprised by oncoming traffic in either direction. Pretty open to site lines, so it's fun.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby sally_2000 » August 31st, 2015, 4:18 pm

very well maintained . had fun going both ways. Thanks CRAMBA
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » August 31st, 2015, 5:41 pm

sally_2000 wrote:very well maintained . had fun going both ways. Thanks CRAMBA


Thanks, glad you enjoyed the trail.
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