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      25 years ago, the MMBA began work reestablishing the overgrown and long neglected Island Lake Recreation Area trail system. Today, these trails are now one of Michigan's most popular mountain bike trail destinations. Many a mountain biker can claim Island Lake as their first singletrack experience, and it's a great place to share the sport with beginners. The trail head parking lot has room for 120 cars, and while prime weekend days find it mostly full, the trails never feel that crowded. Paved bike paths connect Island Lake to the Kensington MetroPark, the Milford mountain biking trails, Proud Lake Recreation Area trails, and beyond making Island Lake the perfect launching point for all-day epic biking adventures.

      From the trail head, riders can chose from two trails, each with their own character. The Blue trail, approximately 9 miles in length, is fast and flowing, with gentle climbs and descents. Beginner friendly, the flow really appears at speed and experienced riders will find Blue a great place to spin all out and work on their cardio as the miles fly by. The Yellow Trail, approximately 6 miles in length, is a more technical and hilly intermediate trail with scenic stretches along the Huron River and great vistas. The end of the Blue Trail shares a small section of two track with Yellow, and so it's easy to link both Blue and Yellow into a 14+ mile loop.
      AKA: Island Lake State Park
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      Region Details
      • 5
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      7
      Trails Trail Running
      7
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      608 ft
      Total Vertical
      60 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      927 ft
      Reports
      134
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      2,563

      Popular Island Lake Recreation Area Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 33 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance

      Photos of Island Lake Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Yellow Loop
      37 |
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      trail: Yellow Loop
      42 |
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      report
      45 |
      May 4, 2019 @ 8:51am
      May 4, 2019
      report
      36 |
      May 4, 2019 @ 8:49am
      May 4, 2019
      trail: Yellow Loop
      70 |
      May 26, 2018 @ 11:04am
      May 26, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2781282rcorby2wishlisttrailBlue Loop (Seg 1)
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 9:49am
      Jul 13, 2021
      user #2700642MeCoolriddentrailYellow Loop
      Jul 10, 2021 @ 7:48pm
      Jul 10, 2021
      user #2700642MeCoolriddentrailBlue Loop (Seg 2)
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 7:31pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #2762301MajikSpoonwishlisttrailBlue Loop (Seg 1) and 5 more
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 9:17pm
      Jun 27, 2021
      user #2287192GfoutsidewishlisttrailYellow Loop
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 2:21pm
      Jun 19, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2111328jconradtrailYellow LoopYellow is easier than blue.
      May 22, 2021 @ 4:51pm
      May 22, 2021
      user #1861321CopematrailJC PennyThis trail has been permanently closed (summer...
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 8:07pm
      Aug 17, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Kensington Metropark4.2 km
      Brighton Recreation Area 6 5 16.2 km
      Proud Lake 297.3 km
      Milford Trail 17.6 km
      Section 21 Trails at Settlers Park 1 29.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike714 miles607 ft5 miles59 ft
      #1,514#81051344,526
      Hike714 miles607 ft5 miles59 ft
      #1,191#72213447
      Trail Running714 miles607 ft5 miles59 ft
      #1,200#72513416
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