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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Uphill Primary
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  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      The Downerville State Forest Trail System was officially opened in the summer of 2014. It has approximately 12 miles of single track cross country style riding with a few sustained downhill sections on most of the trails. "Slingshot" is a one-way flow trail with 10 turns, that starts at the top of Nicky's Loop and winds all the way down to the river trail. A drop of approximately 200 ft.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Kiosk at the end of the DEC access road
      Region Details
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      • 3
      • 9
      • 3


      Open on Jun 11, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,973
      State Ranking
      #53
      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      17
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Total Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent
      2,904 ft
      Total Vertical
      367 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,009 ft
      Reports
      53
      Photos
      12
      Ridden Counter
      167

      Photos of Downerville State Forest Mountain Bike

      7 |
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 5:28pm
      Jun 10, 2019
      7 |
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 5:27pm
      Jun 10, 2019
      7 |
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 5:27pm
      Jun 10, 2019
      8 |
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 5:26pm
      Jun 10, 2019

      Videos of Downerville State Forest Mountain Bike

      Downerville
      trail: Slingshot
      0:49 | 225 | Apr 24, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Nicky's Loop
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 8:40am
      Jun 11, 2019
      DrytyconDry and clear. Lots of tent caterpillar...
      Drop Down 2
      May 5, 2019 @ 6:02pm
      May 5, 2019
      Variableschofell84 SLMBA Two minor wet spots but cleared!
      Slingshot
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 4:27pm
      Nov 12, 2018
      DryJoshuaphillips1983Lots of leaves / Slippery
      Violets's Loop
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 7:58pm
      Sep 28, 2018
      DryTroutgrrrlReally nice green trail. Thanks for...
      Bucky's Trail
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 7:56pm
      Sep 28, 2018
      DryTroutgrrrlYeah! A blue trail that I can handle! ...
      River Trail
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 12:22pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Dryschofell84 SLMBA Tree down. Will need bar, saw, or two...
      Downerville Trail Access
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 9:01am
      Sep 15, 2018
      Very DryJoshuaphillips1983
      Grandma's Descent
      Aug 28, 2017 @ 1:49pm
      Aug 28, 2017
      Dryjamakin SLMBA Downed tree removed
      Aunt Mary's Climb
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 12:41pm
      Jun 26, 2017
      Dryjamakin SLMBA
      Milo's Loop
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 12:41pm
      Jun 26, 2017
      Dryjamakin SLMBA Some fun descents but you have to pay the...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #214441schofell84addridelogAug 19, 2019 ride log
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 3:25pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      user #1418575HostrandbeaddridelogAug 6, 2019 ride log
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 3:45pm
      Aug 6, 2019
      user #1418575HostrandbeaddridelogJul 29, 2019 ride log
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 4:28pm
      Jul 30, 2019
      user #1802095Boliver19addtrailUnpaved Road
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 3:53am
      Jul 12, 2019
      user #1524946koehlekriddentrailRiver Trail and 3 more
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 1:54pm
      Jul 2, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1120455kuziakntrailMilo's Loop,,,, 5 5 x x 5 55 33,, ,,,,,, ...
      May 26, 2019 @ 8:59am
      May 26, 2019
      user #1120455kuziaknreportBucky's Trail×
      May 26, 2019 @ 8:31am
      May 26, 2019

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