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      Exceptional, professional built single-track considered by rider consensus to be the best mountain biking trail system in Lower Michigan. 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 is currently 22 miles long, consisting of four nested loops over classic glacial moraine “kettle and kame” geography. 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), including 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 Winn Loop is 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. The Winn Loop has beautiful lakeside views of the Winnewana Impoundment.

      The newest loop is the 4.0 mile Sugar Loop. The most technical of the four loops, over 25 tons of quarried rock was brought in to structure many features, including “Natural Selection”, a three-line structured rock feature, “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, a large armored berm switching up and down Sugarloaf Hill, “Pop Rocks”, a series of rock “diving board” jumps/drops, and “The Upside Down”, a winding bermed descent/climb with optional jumps.

      All trail loops are directional based on day of the week. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays bikes travel clockwise on all loops, with foot traffic going counterclockwise. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, these directions are reversed for the respective users. In winter, parts of the trail system are groomed for “floatation use only” – fat tires, xc skis or snowshoes. Check the Facebook page for latest updates.
      McClure Parking - Undeveloped google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 1, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      1,891 ft
      Total Vertical
      154 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,100 ft
      Reports
      361
      Photos
      68
      Ridden Counter
      3,802

      Photos of DTE Energy Foundation Trail Mountain Bike

      trail: Winn Loop
      71 |
      Jul 10, 2023 @ 2:36pm
      Jul 10, 2023
      79 |
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:12pm
      Aug 12, 2022
      trail: Big Kame Loop
      589 |
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 10:24am
      Apr 14, 2021
      trail: Sugar Loop
      658 |
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 6:25pm
      Apr 3, 2021
      trail: Sugar Loop
      756 |
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 6:25pm
      Apr 3, 2021
      486 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 1 comments
      412 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 1 comments
      154 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 7:53pm
      Nov 9, 2020

      Videos of DTE Energy Foundation Trail Mountain Bike

      OTB on rock bench
      160 | Jul 10, 2021
      Sugarloop Drop
      trail: Sugar Loop
      0:06 | 453 | Jul 27, 2020
      Michigan DTE Foundation Trail: Big Kame Big...
      3:13 | 66 | Oct 30, 2023 , Chelsea
      DTE Trail Rides - Sugar Loop CCW
      trail: Sugar Loop
      29:04 | 133 | Jul 13, 2023 , Chelsea
      DTE Big Kame Trail Ride
      30:24 | 120 | Jul 12, 2023 , Chelsea
      youtuber How do I do this?
      2:44 | 157 | May 21, 2023 , Chelsea
      youtuber Group Ride Sugar Loop | Michigan Mountain...
      trail: Sugar Loop
      6:21 | 205 | May 8, 2023 , Chelsea
      youtuber Can he ride DTE trails on a single speed? |...

      5:53 | 58 | May 8, 2023

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Sugar Loop
      May 1, 2024 @ 10:46am
      May 1, 2024
      IdealWinn and Sugar are both perfect.mahumphr
      Winn Loop
      Apr 25, 2024 @ 2:10pm
      Apr 25, 2024
      IdealMiguelMrU5HM
      Big Kame Loop
      Apr 25, 2024 @ 2:10pm
      Apr 25, 2024
      IdealMiguelMrU5HM
      Green Lake Loop
      Apr 25, 2024 @ 2:09pm
      Apr 25, 2024
      IdealMiguelMrU5HM
      Cassidy Parking Lot Access
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 5:42am
      Apr 14, 2024
      Idealgeorgeinphoenix
      Green Lake Loop Emergency Access
      Sep 2, 2023 @ 1:45am
      Sep 2, 2023
      IdealKz44tz
      Sugar Loop Access Path
      May 8, 2023 @ 7:27am
      May 8, 2023
      IdealDirt was great, no water on trail.handyandy85
      Big Kame Emergency Access
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 3:11am
      Jan 28, 2023
      Snow GroomedGetrad68
      Winn Loop Emergency Access
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Ideal 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100%...ajreed PotoMBA
      Sugar Loop Emergency Access
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Ideal 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100%...ajreed PotoMBA

      Activity Feed

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      kchardiiiwishlisttrailactivity #52886221
      May 20, 2024 @ 9:13am
      2 days
      AldenRvotetrailactivity #52842864
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:46pm
      3 days
      AldenRriddentrailactivity #52838871
      May 19, 2024 @ 2:02pm
      3 days
      AldenRriddentrailactivity #52831370
      May 19, 2024 @ 10:27am
      3 days
      AldenRwishlisttrailactivity #52785029 and 3 more
      May 18, 2024 @ 2:28pm
      May 18, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      rdolishny2trailBig Kame LoopWiped out large on slippery slabs about half...
      Oct 30, 2023 @ 8:01am
      Oct 30, 2023
      Ivy-likes-treestrailBig Kame LoopGreat trail
      Feb 28, 2023 @ 6:57am
      Feb 28, 2023
      Painter43213trailGreen Lake LoopAwesome beginners trail. If you are looking...
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 2:27pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      Painter43213trailSugar LoopShould be labeled black with blue options ....
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 2:25pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      Painter43213trailBig Kame LoopEdit - clockwise not counter
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 2:23pm
      Aug 9, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Grass Lake Park 2 38.5 km
      Pinckney Recreation Area 2 28.7 km
      Sharon Mills 211 km
      Watson Lake State Park 514.5 km
      Independence Lake County Park16.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike420 miles1,893 ft8 miles154 ft
      #1,067#5666836178,432
      Hike420 miles1,893 ft8 miles154 ft
      #780#48836114
      Trail Running420 miles1,893 ft8 miles154 ft
      #780#48536123
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