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      The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve is a 3,600 acre nature preserve owned by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. The Conservancy works hard to balance the public uses offered on their preserves with the protection of nature features, unique habitats, and scenic beauty. The professionally designed (in conjunction with IMBA) single track trail follows contour lines that flow through hills of northern hardwood forest with a few open fields. Here's what local mountain bikers are saying about the Dry Hill and Chestnut Trails at Arcadia Dunes: "great trails with scenic views.", "a roller-coaster, single track thrill ride through the forest.", "sweet flowing single track with some punchy climbs and fast swooping downhills."

      FIGURE 8: This 10-mile ride (Chestnut Loop, Dry Hill and Baldy Trails) is a classic no matter which direction you decide to go. The figure 8 is made by the two trails in the Dry Hill area right off the St. Pierre trailhead (Chestnut and Dry Hill loops). If you go such that you can hit the middle of the 8 going south towards Matzinger Rd. you will take in one of the best downhills of the trail system.

      QUAD LOOP: There are four basic loops in the Arcadia trail system: The 2-mile loop west of M22, the 2-mile Chestnut loop off the St. Pierre trailhead, the 7-mile Dry Hill Loop and the 2-mile Pete’s Woods loop. Hit all four loops for about a
      20-mile ride (7-miles gravel road on top of the loops).

      SEASON TIP: If you can only pick one season to ride the loops, it must be spring. When the Trillium wildflowers are in full bloom it is breathtaking to see the hills blanketed with them.
      source: SCC Website
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 22, 2023
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      Trails (view details)
      15
      Trails Mountain Bike
      15
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      15
      Trails Trail Running
      15
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      1,490 ft
      Total Vertical
      383 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,019 ft
      Reports
      55
      Photos
      16
      Ridden Counter
      1,381

      Photos of Arcadia Dunes Mountain Bike

      trail: Sansan
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      Jan 11, 2022 @ 6:24am
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      Mar 2, 2021 @ 3:49am
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      Jul 14, 2020 @ 4:03pm
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      Jun 14, 2020 @ 12:11pm
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      Videos of Arcadia Dunes Mountain Bike

      Bit of Arcadia XC
      2:47 | 743 | May 30, 2014
      Arcadia Dunes Mountain Bike Trails,  Frankfort, MI
      6:25 | 460 | Feb 22, 2022 , Watervale
      Arcadia Dunes Mountain Bike Trails  Frankfort, MI
      6:25 | 100 | Feb 22, 2022 , Watervale

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      Chardiver1trailDry Hill TrailFun XC trail with some flow-like but short...
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 7:10pm
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      burnzieboytrailCamp Arcadia LoopNice easy singletrack loop for little shredders.
      Jul 7, 2023 @ 9:51am
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      IL8APEXreportDry Hill TrailSuper conditions, trees need to be cleared but...
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1519 miles1,490 ft6 miles384 ft
      #4,789#2,149165521,095
      E-Bike31 mile144 ft2,818 ft131 ft
      421
      Hike1519 miles1,490 ft6 miles384 ft
      #3,910#1,97555128
      Trail Running1519 miles1,490 ft6 miles384 ft
      #3,931#1,98255120
      • By markholloway Trailforks Map Team & contributors
      • Admins: SCC, NMMBA, SCC
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