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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      The Torn Shirt loop is a little over 5 miles long and is considered an advanced ride. The Murray Lake Trail is between 7 and 9 miles long depending on which loops you ride and is considered a more moderate trail.
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      How to get there from Ann Arbor:

      Take US-23 north for 18 miles. Exit at Silver Lake Rd. (Exit 55). Turn left. Take the next left onto Whitmore lake Rd. Take the next right onto Winan’s Lake Rd. This T’s into Hamburg Rd. Take a right. After a short distance take another right to stay on Hamburg Rd. After about 2 miles, turn left onto Bauer Rd (large dirt rd). Turn left at the second intersection, which is Bishop Lake Rd. Take this for one mile and the Bishop Lake Parking lot is on your left. Drive time from Ann Arbor is 30 min.

      -or-

      US 23 north to Exit 54B. West to Chilson Road (app 5 Miles), north on Chilson 3 * Miles to Park HQ, then east on Bishop Lake Road to the trail head.

      How to get there from Flint:

      Take US-23 south to I-96 west, exit almost immediately at Spencer Rd. Turn Right on Spencer Rd (West), cross Grand River, and continue west (now called Brighton Rd.) until you get to a strange X-shaped intersection, Chilson Rd. Turn left, go south about 1 mile, then turn left at Bishop lake Road. Continue east about 1 mile, passing the Bishop Lake beach, then turn right at the Bishop Lake parking lot entrance.

      -or-

      South on US 23 to I-96, west one exit to #147 then follow directions from Detroit.

      How to get there from Detroit:

      West on I-96 to Exit 147, through Brighton app. 6 miles to Chilson Road, south on Chilson to Park HQ, then east on Bishop Lake Road to the Trail Head.

      How to get there from Lansing:

      East on I-96 to Exit 137, south on D-19 to Coon Lake Road, East to Chilson Road, south to Park HQ, then east on Bishop Lake Road to the Trail Head.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 21, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      60
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      60
      Trails Trail Running
      60
      Trails Horse
      48
      Trails Snowshoe
      47
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      47
      Total Distance
      96 miles
      Total Descent
      4,519 ft
      Total Vertical
      207 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,078 ft
      Reports
      100
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      1,884

      Photos of Brighton Recreation Area Mountain Bike

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      May 7, 2020 @ 9:09am
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      May 1, 2020 @ 5:41pm
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      92 |
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 4:57pm
      Jun 8, 2017

      Videos of Brighton Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      Murray Lake Trail, Brighton MI
      1:35 | 215 | Sep 5, 2016
      Passing through Torn Shirt Trail at Brighton...
      9:05 | 85 | Oct 21, 2019 , Brighton
      9-24-2019 MTB ride  Brighton Murray trail +...
      1:04 | 100 | Sep 25, 2019 , Brighton
      youtuber She Loves Riding Torn Shirt • Brighton...
      10:10 | 216 | Aug 5, 2019 , Brighton

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1996434SkrzyckiskiaddreportAppleton Access and 5 more
      May 21, 2020 @ 5:22pm
      May 21, 2020
      user #1535578JimrowelladdreportAppleton North
      May 20, 2020 @ 7:30am
      May 20, 2020
      user #1200814AnthnymontriddentrailTorn Shirt Trail
      May 17, 2020 @ 7:04pm
      May 17, 2020
      user #2105317JwkozelwishlisttrailTorn Shirt Trail
      May 13, 2020 @ 9:57am
      May 13, 2020
      user #2147896wguarinovotetrailTorn Shirt Trail
      May 12, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      May 12, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #1872867Wylieb2trailTorn Shirt TrailTons of loose rock on hills, covered in stuff...
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      user #1173448ProfRottRidgetrailTorn Shirt TrailAdjust to 7.6 miles
      Aug 24, 2017 @ 1:25pm
      Aug 24, 2017
      user #1326012EzhilnambitrailTorn Shirt TrailIts 7.6 miles
      May 18, 2017 @ 10:22am
      May 18, 2017

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