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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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      Open as of 2 days
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      Stats

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      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
      115
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      1,007

      Popular Midland City Forest Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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

      Photos of Midland City Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Gnu Loop
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      Apr 9, 2024 @ 3:53pm
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      trail: Gnu Loop
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      Apr 9, 2024 @ 3:53pm
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      trail: Gnu Loop
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      Apr 9, 2024 @ 3:53pm
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      trail: Gnu Loop
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      Apr 9, 2024 @ 3:53pm
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      trail: Gnu Loop
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      Apr 9, 2024 @ 3:53pm
      Apr 9, 2024
      trail: Gnu Loop
      15 |
      Nov 18, 2023 @ 8:35am
      Nov 18, 2023
      trail: Gnu Loop
      64 |
      Feb 12, 2021 @ 5:30pm
      Feb 12, 2021
      trail: North Loop
      115 |
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 11:51am
      Jul 6, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      North Loop Alt
      May 18, 2024 @ 11:43am
      2 days
      IdealcY9m4DPW
      Gnu Loop
      Apr 20, 2024 @ 3:46pm
      Apr 20, 2024
      VariableA little wet in low areas. Get out and...MTBennettMI
      North to South Connector
      Jan 20, 2024 @ 5:27am
      Jan 20, 2024
      Snow Groomedcrstlmnn83
      North to South Connector
      Jan 20, 2024 @ 5:27am
      Jan 20, 2024
      Snow Groomedcrstlmnn83
      North Loop
      Jan 20, 2024 @ 5:27am
      Jan 20, 2024
      Snow GroomedTrail is groomed and running fast. It's...crstlmnn83
      South Loop
      Nov 15, 2023 @ 11:50pm
      Nov 15, 2023
      DryThere is only one small portion that has...crstlmnn83
      Frog Holler
      Nov 15, 2023 @ 11:50pm
      Nov 15, 2023
      IdealHas been leaf blown as of 11/16/23. Clear!crstlmnn83
      Midland Access Road
      Jun 24, 2023 @ 5:15am
      Jun 24, 2023
      Idealcraj13
      GNU Cutoff
      May 2, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      May 2, 2020
      Prevalent MudMud and water in low areas but still...Charkey

      Activity Feed

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      cY9m4DPWaddreportactivity #52792623
      May 18, 2024 @ 5:55pm
      1 day
      JustindDaIVTriddentrailactivity #52790601 and 1 more
      May 18, 2024 @ 4:58pm
      1 day
      MTBennettMIaddreportactivity #51452444
      Apr 20, 2024 @ 3:46pm
      Apr 20, 2024
      MTBennettMIaddphotoactivity #50986377 and 4 more
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 3:53pm
      Apr 9, 2024
      BryanpmwN2jwishlisttrailactivity #50769459 and 1 more
      Apr 3, 2024 @ 11:38am
      Apr 3, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      DavidgoelztrailSouth LoopAbsolutely a beautiful ride through mostly...
      May 21, 2023 @ 11:36am
      May 21, 2023
      FishingjtstrailNorth LoopCity Forest is now open to Class 1 ebikes
      May 31, 2022 @ 5:14pm
      May 31, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Chippewa Nature Center 235.3 km
      Pine Haven Recreation Area 4 89.2 km
      Au Sable State Forest - Burns Rd 1 11 19.6 km
      Bay City State Park 1016.1 km
      Sugar Trails 220.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #3,925#1,847191152,788
      Hike913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #3,172#1,68311560
      Trail Running913 miles1,732 ft5 miles89 ft
      #3,179#1,687115128
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