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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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      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
      96
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      1,631

      Popular Island Lake Recreation Area Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 7 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 42 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance

      Photos of Island Lake Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Yellow Loop
      20 |
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      trail: Yellow Loop
      22 |
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      report
      22 |
      May 4, 2019 @ 8:51am
      May 4, 2019
      trail: Yellow Loop
      45 |
      May 26, 2018 @ 11:04am
      May 26, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1367743Scotteich1addreportBlue Loop (Seg 4) and 3 more
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 7:37pm
      23 hours
      user #2246487JasonmilksriddentrailBlue Loop (Seg 4)
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 11:06am
      1 days
      user #807478dahmwernriddentrailYellow Loop
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      user #2246487JasonmilksriddentrailBlue Loop (Seg 4) and 2 more
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 12:12pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      user #2057313J4john10addreportYellow Loop and 3 more
      Jun 18, 2020 @ 7:16am
      Jun 18, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      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
      Settlers Park 1 29.7 km
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