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Postby hockeydaddy » October 7th, 2006, 5:03 pm

The trail is in great shape and it now is complete to Joy rd.
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Postby dnoyeb » August 25th, 2007, 11:28 am

The trail goes along the side of the river in a way. So its always on a sideways incline. They did a good job of flattening it for the path, but when it gets wet this incline will increase the level of difficulty of the trail. Which I guess is for any trail that gets wet.

There is a bridge on the path, right after a moderate right turn. Apparently this bridge is out. I rode it today and as I went across the bridge it started going under the water. I don't know whats on the other side since I never made it. Took a little swim. On the bright side, no leeches :lol:

Maybe this bridge is just an obstacle when the trail is dry!?
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Postby hockeydaddy » August 27th, 2007, 3:21 pm

That little boardwalk was put in just to help with the slight water that comes in that area after a normal rian. After a week of rain I'm surprised the *beep* thing didn't end up at Greenfiled Village!!!!! After that is a nice cruise along the river then back up along side of it to a nice berm tun that leads you to the last part of the trail. We will be having a trail day in Sept or early Oct. Keep an eye out, we will need alot of hands.
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Postby dnoyeb » August 30th, 2007, 9:27 pm

OK, Ill come out. That bridge should be marked or something since it was my first ride I had no way to know it was not stable during heavy rain.

At first I was on the wrong corner. I think NW corner. I followed some trail into an area that looked like an abandoned Temple :lol:

To be honest, it looked quite nice if it was not so flush with water.
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Postby woodbridge » May 7th, 2008, 4:08 pm

anyone know the status of rouge park?

how much trail is cut? what condition is it in?

any trail days planned?

thanks!! :D
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Postby i69whitey » May 7th, 2008, 4:31 pm

trail 47?
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Postby Spook » May 7th, 2008, 4:58 pm

woodbridge wrote:anyone know the status of rouge park?

how much trail is cut? what condition is it in?

any trail days planned?

thanks!! :D


Rouge is in a state of flux it would seem. Trail sustainibiltiy issues and lack of active riders and a TC to keep it open. :? It could use some from the local area to ride/maintain it and help turn it into an even better ride. :)

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Postby dpaqu » May 14th, 2008, 12:19 pm

I know off at least 2 people who would like to volunteer to help build up this trail.
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Postby hockeydaddy » May 14th, 2008, 2:51 pm

dpaqu wrote:I know off at least 2 people who would like to volunteer to help build up this trail.


Have them PM me.
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Postby sumoe » July 28th, 2008, 7:49 pm

Any updates now?
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Postby hockeydaddy » July 28th, 2008, 11:22 pm

sumoe wrote:Any updates now?


never was pm'ed by the 2 interested parties. But as far as trail updates ....no.
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Postby sumoe » July 28th, 2008, 11:43 pm

Well, I think we need to get busy! Pick a day and post, HD.
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Postby Bruck » July 31st, 2008, 4:15 pm

Sooo, I think I see where the trail head is for Rouge....

How about parking in Rouge Park? Do you just pull it over to the side of the road?

I work a few miles from the trail and would love to get in some riding during lunch...........
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Postby sumoe » July 31st, 2008, 4:27 pm

The trailhead is east of outer drive and tireman, that northeast corner. you pull over to park. I'm not sure how much of the trail is finished, so be careful! You head north to Joy Road, then it kind of crosses the water main break and up the other side back down to Tireman.

Post on how it is doing, please?

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Postby Todd Scott » July 31st, 2008, 6:19 pm

I am interested in knowing as well. Both the City of Detroit and the Warrendale Community asked me this week about the trail status. They would like to see the trail finished.

Also, the MMBA received a $4,500 REI grant, half of which goes to the Greening of Detroit for reforestry work at Rouge Park. Has the Greening been contacted about this project?
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