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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Exceptional, professional built single-track. The cutting-edge, sustainable trail is open to mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and cross-country skiers and has been made possible by a partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association and a $255,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation. The nonmotorized, single-track trail will be approximately 25 miles long and is slated for completion in 2020. It will consist of five distinctively different loops over varying terrain. Known as "flow trail," the surface of the trail is mechanically cut to create highly structured grades and out slopes, which are low-maintenance and sustainable. The Green Lake loop is 5.25 mi. It is very flowy with many small hills and a few small jumps. There are a couple small features (with bypasses), log steps over a log, and a rock jump. The 4.75 mi Big Kame loop is more technical with two large rock gardens and many small to large jumps. It has several small hills and one very large one with big jumps. The newest trail Winn Loop is about 8 miles long. It has many large berms and big hills. There are many jumps some of which look like they came straight from a downhill park. Also, there are quite a few rock jumps and some skinnies of varying lengths. Overall the trail system is easily the best in the area.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      DTE Energy Foundation Trail M-52 Parking Lot google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required to park at the trail head. Recreation Passport can be purchased at the self-service station in the lots or at the Waterloo State Recreation Area Headquarters.

      This trail system closes during wet/erosive conditions. Check the DTE Facebook page linked below for current conditions.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 10, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #623
      State Ranking
      #11
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Total Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      1,769 ft
      Total Vertical
      135 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,082 ft
      Reports
      77
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      1,370

      Popular DTE Energy Foundation Trail Trails

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      Big Kame Loop
      Green Lake Loop
      Winn Loop
      Sugar Loop

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 26 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 71 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of DTE Energy Foundation Trail Mountain Bike

      trail: Big Kame Loop
      5 |
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:31pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      trail: Big Kame Loop
      7 |
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:30pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      trail: Winn Loop
      6 |
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 2:42pm
      Sep 19, 2019
      trail: Winn Loop
      7 |
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 2:41pm
      Sep 19, 2019

      Videos of DTE Energy Foundation Trail Mountain Bike

      The Sugar Loop is Sweet • The Duke of MTB
      trail: Sugar Loop
      12:49 | 108 | Sep 16, 2019 , Chelsea
      DTE Energy Foundation Trail Sugar Loop Preview
      21:27 | 196 | Aug 22, 2019
      There's a New Feature? • The Duke of MTB
      9:36 | 64 | Jul 16, 2019 , Chelsea
      There's a New Feature at DTE • The Duke of MTB
      9:36 | 64 | Jul 16, 2019 , Chelsea

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Green Lake Loop
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:21pm
      Oct 10, 2019
      DrySoloDolo4sholo
      Winn Loop
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 7:02pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      DrySoloDolo4sholoA big tree down about mile 7.5
      Sugar Loop
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 10:29am
      Sep 25, 2019
      DrylordoflowSuper fast and fun today! No obstructions.
      Big Kame Loop
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 8:38am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Drytopshammaine1

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1962003Mikegh83wishlisttrailBig Kame Loop
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:55pm
      19 hours
      user #1941188PheirtzlwishlisttrailBig Kame Loop and 3 more
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 10:45am
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1953509MmurawkariddentrailWinn Loop
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 10:41am
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1827967SoloDolo4sholoaddreportGreen Lake Loop
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:21pm
      Oct 10, 2019
      user #1577628WallaceMIriddentrailGreen Lake Loop and 3 more
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 6:26am
      Oct 10, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1764697hardwareguy75trailSugar LoopOn 9/17/19 this trail was still loose in...
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 12:24pm
      Sep 19, 2019
      user #1513798clam-sandwhichtrailBig Kame LoopReally need to specify that this jump trail...
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 5:14pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      user #506137andypavtrailGreen Lake LoopFirst time getting back into XC from DH and I...
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 3:34pm
      Jul 1, 2018
      user #1522498pnkbke11trailGreen Lake LoopGreat trail about hour away from where I'm...
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 12:34pm
      Jun 10, 2018
      user #1328019eriquebotrailGreen Lake LoopGreat trail! Enjoyed it a lot! Will be back.
      Sep 9, 2017 @ 1:13pm
      Sep 9, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Pinckney Recreation Area 1 25.7 km
      Grass Lake Park 2 310.8 km
      Sharon Mills 212.8 km
      Brighton Recreation Area 6 5 115.6 km
      Olson Park 3 318.1 km
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