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Postby 1x1miller » April 19th, 2012, 7:13 am

Looking for info on "the dump" in Marshall. Mostly ride the Fort and was wanting to try this. Thanks
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Re: The Dump

Postby dpotter1 » April 19th, 2012, 12:02 pm

It's located just east of the bus garage in Marshall off Homer rd. There is a small boat ramp you park there is a sign that shows the map. It's a short ride real tight, its a nice single speed trail, very little climbing.
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Re: The Dump

Postby vintagefisher » April 19th, 2012, 12:21 pm

i have been meaning to try this trail out as well. Hoplefully sometime next week i will be able to get out there
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Re: The Dump

Postby 1x1miller » April 22nd, 2012, 11:49 am

Just rode "the dump" today. It was really easy to find, just on the east side of the bus garage. It is a very technical and whindy trail that really kept me out of the saddle...not really to many spots to coast. It was marked well and the trails are well done. It was a whole lotta fun and I'm going to try to get the rest of the guys I ride with out there this week.
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Re: The Dump

Postby monkeyevil » June 21st, 2012, 8:12 am

Any word on length? Who had the pleasure of building it? 8)
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Re: The Dump

Postby vintagefisher » June 25th, 2012, 6:11 pm

Finally got out there. This is an amazingly flowy technical trail. It's just obstacle after obstacle, no fire roads here. This goes towards the top of my short list of favorite trails I'm going to try to hit this thing once a week!

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Re: The Dump

Postby xcrdr » August 3rd, 2012, 10:02 pm

This is a fun trail. 6 miles means you can adjust your ride by how much time you have. 2 laps around there with all of the tech stuff will work up a hunger. Just head down the road to Dark Horse for some food and drink. That's a nice setup!
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Re: The Dump

Postby F7Cannon » August 4th, 2012, 6:02 pm

Can't really seem to find any directions to this trail. Heading from the Lansing area tomorrow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: The Dump

Postby vintagefisher » August 4th, 2012, 6:19 pm

F7Cannon wrote:Can't really seem to find any directions to this trail. Heading from the Lansing area tomorrow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


901-999 Willow St, Marshall, MI 49068

If you put that address in to your gps or mapquest, it should get you there. just follow that road around behind the bus garage. The actual beginning of the trail is by the boat launch there. should be a spray painted sign that says" the dump"
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Re: The Dump

Postby jake » August 4th, 2012, 7:37 pm

799 homer rd in your gps will get you right there.
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Re: The Dump

Postby F7Cannon » August 5th, 2012, 4:33 pm

Thanks for the directions guys! Found it fairly easy with the info you gave me, mapquest only had me going about half a mile in the wrong direction (as usual).

This trail is an absolute blast to ride, great SS trail too! Hard to believe all the stuff that is in such a small area. Took it fairly easy on the first lap and had to put a foot down a time or two on the second but was flying and cleared everything on the third. Was having so much fun I wanted to go for a fourth but snapped my seat post clear in half on the third lap. :shock:

Ran into Dave and Peter, two of the main guys responsible for this trail as well. Great job to them and any one else who had a hand in building this sweet little chunk of heaven in the woods.
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Re: The Dump

Postby plunderspunk » August 5th, 2012, 5:01 pm

Hah, that Dave is a character isn't he? Nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. He put in several year's work on that little jewel, and wants it ridden!
I will definitely be heading down there again very soon...group road trip in the future? 8)
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Re: The Dump

Postby F7Cannon » August 5th, 2012, 9:50 pm

geardaddy37 wrote:Hah, that Dave is a character isn't he? Nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. He put in several year's work on that little jewel, and wants it ridden!
I will definitely be heading down there again very soon...group road trip in the future? 8)


Dave was a hoot! He definitely want's people to know about and ride this trail! Probably heading back next weekend with a buddy of mine (Sunday), we should put something together. Nice fishing and pick nick spot right there as well.
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Re: The Dump

Postby plunderspunk » August 6th, 2012, 9:04 am

yeah, let me know, I could meet you, and we could go for a beer after? 8)
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Re: The Dump

Postby xcrdr » September 6th, 2013, 7:14 am

We had a group ride at the Dump last night. If you think you like technical trails and going fast on technical trails please do yourself a favor and visit the Dump. I doubt that you will regret it and you will certainly have a different perspective on what can be done with a trail and a bunch of junk. Every rider in our group had an absolute blast. Pump tracks, berms, root jumps, lava field, yellow brick roads, wild cats, drop-offs, wildlife, you name it, it's there. Not to mention Dark Horse Brewery is right down the road. Just be wise. Keep your tires on the trail. The penalty for getting off line can be dramatic. That's a good thing. This trail doesn't like it if you're lazy. When you get near the end be sure to take the 2 left turns that run you on a couple of extended loops.
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