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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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      Open on Nov 15, 2018
      Local Trail Association
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      (site.mcmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,532
      State Ranking
      #64
      Trails
      6
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,075 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      927 ft
      Total Vertical
      63 ft
      Reports
      28
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      371

      Photos of Island Lake Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Yellow Loop
      10 |
      May 26, 2018 @ 11:04am
      May 26, 2018
      Yellow Loop, Novi
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1519399GearbikeaddridelogNov 18, 2018 ride log
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 7:53am
      13 hours
      user #972904countryboymikeaddridelogNov 10, 2018 ride log and 2 more
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 4:09am
      17 hours
      user #1644920mr2autoxraddridelogMay 3, 2017 ride log and 4 more
      Nov 15, 2018 @ 6:36am
      Nov 15, 2018
      user #1644920mr2autoxrriddentrailBlue Loop (Seg 2)
      Nov 15, 2018 @ 6:21am
      Nov 15, 2018
      user #1114060TAC57addridelogNov 14, 2018 ride log
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 3:05pm
      Nov 14, 2018
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Kensington Metropark4.2 km
      Brighton Recreation Area 6 5 16.2 km
      Proud Lake 2 47.3 km
      Milford Trail 1 17.6 km
      Highland Recreation Area 3 310.5 km
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