close
3D
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
  • Snowmobile
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable

Save the current map location and zoom level as your default home location whenever this page is loaded.

Save
      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.
      Parking google parking directions
      Links
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 20, 2022
      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
      2,094 ft
      Total Vertical
      154 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,100 ft
      Reports
      294
      Photos
      68
      Ridden Counter
      2,592

      Photos of DTE Energy Foundation Trail Mountain Bike

      18 |
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:12pm
      Aug 12, 2022
      trail: Big Kame Loop
      380 |
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 10:24am
      Apr 14, 2021
      trail: Sugar Loop
      434 |
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 6:25pm
      Apr 3, 2021
      trail: Sugar Loop
      492 |
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 6:25pm
      Apr 3, 2021
      341 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 1 comments
      288 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 1 comments
      100 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 7:53pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      300 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 7:50pm
      Nov 9, 2020

      Videos of DTE Energy Foundation Trail Mountain Bike

      OTB on rock bench
      127 | Jul 10, 2021
      Sugarloop Drop
      trail: Sugar Loop
      0:06 | 409 | Jul 27, 2020
      youtuber Dirt Church! Mountain Biking at DTE/Waterloo (MI)
      trail: Sugar Loop
      4:03 | 85 | Sep 9, 2022 , Chelsea
      Michigan MTB - DTE Energy Foundation Trails -...
      trail: Winn Loop
      8:36 | 97 | Jul 30, 2022 , Chelsea
      Group Ride on BIG KAME (DTE Energy Trail)
      8:54 | 228 | Aug 23, 2021 , Chelsea
      Something for everyone at DTE Foundation Trail
      11:41 | 311 | Jul 13, 2021 , Chelsea
      youtuber Flow State of Mind
      trail: Sugar Loop
      2:12 | 373 | Apr 30, 2021 , Chelsea
      youtuber Waterloo Grit and Gravel Race 2021 - Fat Bike...

      1:33:52 | 128 | Apr 18, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1439223Getrad68addreportBig Kame Emergency Access
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 4:02pm
      Jan 28, 2023
      user #3028323nordicnoelwishlistregionDTE Energy Foundation Trail
      Jan 18, 2023 @ 9:36am
      Jan 18, 2023
      user #3028323nordicnoelwishlistregionDTE Energy Foundation Trail
      Jan 16, 2023 @ 9:43am
      Jan 16, 2023
      user #3240984aajimwishlistrouteDowncountry Enduro - Sugar Loop - 5 & 6 and 2 more
      Jan 9, 2023 @ 8:02pm
      Jan 9, 2023
      user #3240984aajimwishlisttrailGreen Lake Loop
      Jan 9, 2023 @ 6:04pm
      Jan 9, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1205417Painter43213trailGreen Lake LoopAwesome beginners trail. If you are looking...
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 2:27pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      user #1205417Painter43213trailSugar LoopShould be labeled black with blue options ....
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 2:25pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      user #1205417Painter43213trailBig Kame LoopEdit - clockwise not counter
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 2:23pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      user #1205417Painter43213trailBig Kame LoopSkip on Sunday Monday wendsday Friday . Not...
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      user #2953084aldotheeapachetrailWinn LoopSuper fun trail but my lord the deer and...
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 6:33pm
      Jul 4, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Grass Lake Park 2 38.5 km
      Pinckney Recreation Area 2 28.7 km
      Sharon Mills 211 km
      Brighton Recreation Area 6 5 117.8 km
      Ella Sharp 8 718.1 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike420 miles2,093 ft8 miles154 ft
      #988#5246829475,100
      Hike420 miles2,093 ft8 miles154 ft
      #723#45229412
      Trail Running420 miles2,093 ft8 miles154 ft
      #723#44629417
      • By markholloway Trailforks Map Team & contributors
      • Admins: PotoMBA, PotoMBA
      • #41808 - 11,718 views
      • dte energy foundation trail activity log | embed map of DTE Energy Foundation Trail mountain bike trails | dte energy foundation trail mountain biking points of interest

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for DTE Energy Foundation Trail.
      You must login to download files.