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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.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 12, 2021
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      2,095 ft
      Total Vertical
      154 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,100 ft
      Reports
      236
      Photos
      66
      Ridden Counter
      1,303

      Photos of DTE Energy Foundation Trail Mountain Bike

      trail: Big Kame Loop
      176 |
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 10:24am
      Apr 14, 2021
      trail: Sugar Loop
      221 |
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 6:25pm
      Apr 3, 2021
      trail: Sugar Loop
      243 |
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 6:25pm
      Apr 3, 2021
      191 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 1 comments
      156 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 1 comments
      47 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 7:53pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      158 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 7:50pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      205 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 7:46pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 1 comments

      Videos of DTE Energy Foundation Trail Mountain Bike

      OTB on rock bench
      82 | Jul 10, 2021
      Sugarloop Drop
      trail: Sugar Loop
      0:06 | 323 | Jul 27, 2020
      Group Ride on BIG KAME (DTE Energy Trail)
      8:54 | 43 | Aug 23, 2021 , Chelsea
      Something for everyone at DTE Foundation Trail
      11:41 | 61 | Jul 13, 2021 , Chelsea
      youtuber Flow State of Mind
      trail: Sugar Loop
      2:12 | 141 | Apr 30, 2021 , Chelsea
      youtuber Waterloo Grit and Gravel Race 2021 - Fat Bike...

      1:33:52 | 39 | Apr 18, 2021
      youtuber SUGAR LOOP | TRAIL TOURS in 5 minutes or less!...
      trail: Sugar Loop
      7:34 | 191 | Dec 16, 2020 , Chelsea
      FULL SEND AT DTE BIKE TRAIL
      trail: Winn Loop
      1:14 | 202 | Jun 21, 2020 , Chelsea

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Sugar Loop
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 10:09am
      Oct 12, 2021
      IdealYt46
      Green Lake Loop
      Sep 29, 2021 @ 8:56am
      Sep 29, 2021
      Idealcynergy68
      Winn Loop
      Sep 29, 2021 @ 8:56am
      Sep 29, 2021
      Idealcynergy68
      Big Kame Loop
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 5:11am
      Sep 4, 2021
      IdealBumpFreaqSuper good!
      Cassidy Parking Lot Access
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 8:01am
      Jun 22, 2021
      IdealRichardwparishRain the other day made the trail awesome...
      Green Lake Loop Emergency Access
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Idealajreed PotoMBA 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100%...
      Green Lake M52 Access
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Idealajreed PotoMBA 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100%...
      Sugar Loop Access Path
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Idealajreed PotoMBA 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100%...
      Sugar Loop Emergency Access
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Idealajreed PotoMBA 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100%...
      Winn Loop Emergency Access
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Idealajreed PotoMBA 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100%...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2268841kjshoecriddentrailSugar Loop
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 11:49am
      Oct 13, 2021
      user #1864390Yt46addreportSugar Loop
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 5:19am
      Oct 13, 2021
      user #2853399mbuczek45wishlisttrailGreen Lake Loop and 2 more
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 5:52am
      Oct 12, 2021
      user #2767941davekurtwishlisttrailWinn Loop and 1 more
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 2:41pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      user #2871107HirochapuriddentrailWinn Loop and 2 more
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 6:40am
      Oct 3, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2427630HenryUXHCqOtrailSugar LoopFrom what I remember, I rode this trail...
      Jan 18, 2021 @ 12:37am
      Jan 18, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailBig Kame LoopIn the counterclockwise direction this is one...
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 11:38am
      Sep 27, 2020
      user #2365873mgolabo2trailSugar LoopFantastic loop. Rode on a Sunday (CW), felt it...
      Sep 14, 2020 @ 7:13am
      Sep 14, 2020
      user #824896collinwheelertrailSugar LoopBetter flow riding clockwise or counter clockwise?
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 10:31am
      Aug 21, 2020
      user #626468eldudertrailGreen Lake LoopThe easiest of all the trails here but still...
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 5:29am
      Jul 20, 2020

      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 miles2,096 ft8 miles154 ft
      #878#4466623672,582
      Hike420 miles2,096 ft8 miles154 ft
      #644#3842369
      Trail Running420 miles2,096 ft8 miles154 ft
      #646#3822366
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