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      Located on the fringes of a piece of property that was formerly the Northville Psychiatric Hospital, there are no clues today alluding to its prior history. Now Legacy Park is a serene woods conveniently located in Northville Township. Once you make your way in among the trees, if not for the occasional sound of the distant urban surf wafting through the treetops, it would be impossible to know how close to civilization this place is.

      The approximately 2 mile long Bell Branch Trail flows well on a mountain bike while including enough twisty sections to help you remember that turning can be fun too. The tread is generally smooth and relatively free of roots and rocks. The terrain is rolling with enough elevation change to get the heart rate going if you try to but also gradual enough to accommodate riders who prefer a more casual pace. Sight lines are very good, allowing a clear view of the trail ahead and affording glimpses of wildlife and of the many historic beech trees located throughout the area. It is a particularly good trail for beginners, kids and people who are returning to MTB after some time away from it.

      The adjacent Chinkapin Hiking Trail winds to a majestic chinkapin oak tree as its signature feature and namesake. This approximately 1 mile loop is a great place to explore on foot before or after a ride.

      Additional trail segments are planned as more area of the park is developed.

      For longer distance and more adventure, additional riding opportunities at Maybury State Park, Hines Park and the I-275 Metro Trail are within a reasonable riding distance via public roads. When the riding is done, establishments for nourishment and libation are in abundance just off the trail.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Northville Township Parks and Recreation
      Seven Mile Park Trailhead and Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The main trail head and informational kiosk for both trails is located on Wayne Ave 0.3 miles West of Haggerty Rd between 6 and 7 mile roads. Roadside parking is available there.
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      Region Details
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 10, 2022

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Total Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3,671 ft
      Total Descent
      109 ft
      Total Vertical
      44 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      842 ft
      Reports
      48
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      182

      Popular Legacy Park Trails Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 1 rides

      Photos of Legacy Park Trails Mountain Bike

      43 |
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 3:14pm
      Jun 29, 2020
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      Jun 29, 2020 @ 3:14pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      44 |
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 3:14pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      99 |
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 5:06pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      50 |
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 4:59pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      40 |
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 4:59pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      46 |
      May 29, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      May 29, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Bell Branch Loop MTB Trail
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 5:45am
      Jan 9, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleJipowellTrail Running
      Chinkapin Connector Trail
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 5:45am
      Jan 9, 2022
      Freeze/thaw CycleJipowellTrail Running

      Activity Feed

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      user #2638723JipowelladdreportBell Branch Loop MTB Trail and 2 more
      Jan 10, 2022 @ 5:45pm
      Jan 10, 2022
      user #1290509sherpaboyaddreportBell Branch Loop MTB Trail and 1 more
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 6:59pm
      Oct 18, 2021
      user #1451967lorenk3addreportBell Branch Loop MTB Trail and 1 more
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:05pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      user #1894743RJBMEaddreportBell Branch Loop MTB Trail and 1 more
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 4:53am
      Sep 12, 2021
      user #1451967lorenk3addreportBell Branch Loop MTB Trail and 3 more
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 5:08pm
      Aug 2, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2577908DonInDetroittrailBell Branch Loop MTB TrailFun little trail for all skill levels,...
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 5:57am
      Feb 7, 2021
      user #2131940DieselTitantrailBell Branch Loop MTB TrailPerfect ride for me, getting back into...
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 4:17pm
      Jun 4, 2020
      user #2117445zestes92trailBell Branch Loop MTB TrailFun, short single track that is accessible to...
      May 30, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      May 30, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Hines Park 14 km
      Maybury State Park 15 km
      Hines Drive 2 15.9 km
      Lakeshore Park 11 2 16.4 km
      Morton-Taylor Trails 3 4 29.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike22 miles85 ft2,867 ft43 ft
      #9,277#3,893445470
      E-Bike22 miles85 ft2,867 ft43 ft
      #3,211#659456
      Hike42 miles108 ft3,671 ft43 ft
      #8,261#3,72734872
      Trail Running42 miles108 ft3,671 ft43 ft
      #8,246#3,71048
      Backcountry Ski42 miles108 ft3,671 ft43 ft
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