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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      The trail system comprises four loops: North Loop, South loop, Gnu Loop, and Frog Holler, altogether more than 13 miles of riding. The most challenging parts are the creekside sections of the North and South Loops, and the Gnu Loop. Thanks to east and west bridges, the creekside sections can be ridden as a loop, or avoided altogether. The "dismal swamp" section of the South Loop and the north end of the northbound part of the Gnu Loop are slow to dry out, and should be avoided when wet. We continue to add armoring and minibridges to the problem areas, and eventually, these will be good within a day after any rain.

      Like all Michigan trails that get a lot of use, the Midland City Forest is pretty rooty. Along with many short steep pitches, there are lots of log piles, a ramp over a big fallen oak, a 40 foot log ride, a couple of jumps, a teeter-totter, and the 150 foot long Boy Scout bridge with 3 banked curves over a seasonal pond. It is a moderately technical trail. If there has been a lot of snow, the trail is great for snowshoeing. But Midland is not a snowbelt area, and winter riding on frozen trail can be good. Studded tires are
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 14, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      9
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      9
      Trails Trail Running
      9
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      1,733 ft
      Total Vertical
      88 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      724 ft
      Reports
      40
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      568

      Popular Midland City Forest Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Midland City Forest Mountain Bike

      report
      4 |
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 1:30pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      report
      3 |
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      trail: North Loop
      20 |
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 11:51am
      Jul 6, 2020
      trail: Gnu Loop
      130 |
      Sep 17, 2017 @ 8:31am
      Sep 17, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      South Loop
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 1:37pm
      Dec 14, 2020
      Snow GroomedMrmike0021Great trail conditions today with light...
      North Loop
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Dec 14, 2020
      Snow GroomedMrmike0021Great trails today. Grounds are dry but...
      North Loop Alt
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 11:01am
      Aug 23, 2020
      DryEiwaar
      North to South Connector
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 11:01am
      Aug 23, 2020
      DryEiwaar
      Frog Holler
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 11:01am
      Aug 23, 2020
      DryEiwaar
      GNU Cutoff
      May 2, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      May 2, 2020
      Prevalent MudCharkeyMud and water in low areas but still...
      Gnu Loop
      Jun 25, 2018 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 25, 2018
      Drylinden44
      North to South Connector
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 4:52pm
      Jun 24, 2018
      Drylinden44

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2276365Mrmike0021riddentrailFrog Holler
      Dec 18, 2020 @ 7:43pm
      Dec 18, 2020
      user #2276365Mrmike0021addreportNorth Loop and 1 more
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Dec 14, 2020
      user #2385841BrightFrashwishlisttrailNorth Loop
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 11:09am
      Nov 7, 2020
      user #1311772glowingrockvotetrailFrog Holler
      Nov 4, 2020 @ 7:59am
      Nov 4, 2020
      user #1885548truebleveupdatetrailSouth Loop
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 11:18am
      Sep 23, 2020

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #4,353#1,9837401,301
      Hike913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #3,800#1,864408
      Trail Running913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #3,797#1,8604021
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