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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
      Caution as of Feb 19, 2021
      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
      44
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      700

      Popular Midland City Forest Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 3 rides

      Photos of Midland City Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Gnu Loop
      28 |
      Feb 12, 2021 @ 5:30pm
      Feb 12, 2021
      report
      16 |
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 1:30pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      report
      16 |
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      trail: North Loop
      48 |
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 11:51am
      Jul 6, 2020
      report
      trail: North Loop
      53 |
      Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:56pm
      Jun 27, 2019
      report
      trail: North Loop
      45 |
      Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Jun 27, 2019
      report
      trail: North Loop
      46 |
      Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Jun 27, 2019
      trail: Gnu Loop
      148 |
      Sep 17, 2017 @ 8:31am
      Sep 17, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      North Loop Alt
      Nov 30, 2021 @ 2:39pm
      Nov 30, 2021
      Freeze/thaw Cyclecraj13Trail has some fresh snow around and on...
      North to South Connector
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 12:04pm
      Jul 27, 2021
      IdealHardwords
      Midland Access Road
      Feb 19, 2021 @ 7:57am
      Feb 19, 2021
      Snow CoveredtimdysteSingle track ungroomed. Nearly no...
      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 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 TOMMBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2051849craj13addreportNorth Loop Alt
      Dec 1, 2021 @ 9:31am
      Dec 1, 2021
      user #2850991Mitzman21wishlisttrailNorth Loop and 3 more
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 7:07am
      Sep 12, 2021
      user #2370585HardwordsaddreportNorth to South Connector
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 5:55am
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #2766806akbikeskiriddentrailGnu Loop and 3 more
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 5:26pm
      Jul 1, 2021
      user #1911009srkistingwishlisttrailGnu Loop
      Apr 15, 2021 @ 7:10pm
      Apr 15, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #4,788#2,1058441,854
      Hike913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #4,036#1,9534422
      Trail Running913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #4,031#1,9484424
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      • midland city forest activity log | embed map of Midland City Forest mountain bike trails | midland city forest mountain biking points of interest

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