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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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      Trails
      6
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      1,489 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      724 ft
      Total Vertical
      90 ft
      Reports
      19
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      58

      Photos of Midland City Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Gnu Loop
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      Sep 17, 2017 @ 8:31am
      Sep 17, 2017
      Gnu Loop, Midland
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