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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      This trail system resides in the Lower Rouge River Recreation Area in Canton Township that
      runs along this branch of the river from Canton Center road east to the I-275 Metro bike path.
      There are 5+ miles of crushed limestone gravel pathways and in between is 6 miles of scenic
      hiking and biking singletrack. There are four main sections: the South Loop which contains
      the Buckshaver, Dragon's Tail and South wetland sections. East Loop which contains the
      Jessie's Run section. The Crooked Vulture section which contains the CV extension section
      The West Loop which contains the optional Lucky Dawg section and also offers a small
      Pumptrack in the middle of the park. The terrain is relatively flat with some small hills, but
      is tight, twisty and scenic with optional technical features and several wooden bridges
      connecting the two sides of the river. By linking the non-directional sections together, a
      rider/hiker could enjoy up to a 6- 10 mile ride/hike. Watch for the trailhead and section signs and follow the colored arrows to navigate the park.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Take the Michigan Avenue exit off of I-275 going west about 1.5 miles to Morton-Taylor road (between Lilley and Sheldon roads), go north for a short distance, look for the green LRRRA sign and turn left into the parking lot. Most of the trail can be accessed from Morton-Taylor road, the parking lot, or just North of the main pedestrian bridge #5. This trail system can be accessed from the I-275 Metro bike path on the east end or from Canton Center road just south of Palmer road on the west end (look for the yellow bollards & map). There are seasonal port-a-potties and a trail head kiosk in the main parking area. Nearby places for food/drink would be Canton Party Store, Leo's or L. George's Coney Island.
      Disclaimer:
      Note: Due to the nature of this river watershed area, it is subject to the whims of the river
      and tends to be wet and muddy until mid-May/early June depending upon the weather.
      It is a clay- based soil in many areas so if it's dry, it's great, if it's wet, not so much and try to
      avoid riding it on those days.
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 7, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      183 ft
      Total Vertical
      28 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      686 ft
      Reports
      23
      Photos
      17
      Ridden Counter
      306

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 564 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 564 ft avg distance

      Photos of Morton-Taylor Trails Mountain Bike

      25 |
      Mar 11, 2020 @ 8:17pm
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      Mar 11, 2020 @ 8:17pm
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      Mar 11, 2020 @ 8:17pm
      Mar 11, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Lower Rogue Alt
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 1:53pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      IdealBillyboy413A few puddles.
      Crooked Vulture
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 7:26am
      Aug 15, 2020
      DryOtiesTrail is in good shape. Some poison ivy...
      Buckshaver Trail
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 11:17am
      Aug 10, 2020
      DryOtiesTrail is in excellent condition other...
      Morton-Taylor Loop
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 8:20am
      Aug 8, 2020
      Very Dryomahadivision
      East Loop
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      Jul 15, 2020
      VariableWulfbrickFairly overgrown but passable except for...
      Crooked Vulture
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 5:18am
      Jul 5, 2020
      Drysherpaboy MCMBA The entire Morton Taylor mtb single track...
      West Loop
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 5:18am
      Jul 5, 2020
      Drysherpaboy MCMBA The entire Morton Taylor mtb single track...
      East Loop
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 8:17pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      Prevalent MudDanielMOlinHad to turn around - impassable on bike...
      South Loop
      Jun 4, 2017 @ 9:26pm
      Jun 4, 2017
      VariablethechefskiOvergrown and several downed limbs. Will...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1373098mhans80wishlisttrailCrooked Vulture
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 9:58am
      Nov 7, 2020
      user #2175898BimbilriddentrailEast Loop and 6 more
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      user #2349362Nill0criddentrailSouth Loop and 2 more
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 5:52pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      user #2062069Billyboy413addreportLower Rogue Alt
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 6:16pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      user #2062069Billyboy413addreportLower Rogue Alt
      Sep 4, 2020 @ 9:06pm
      Sep 4, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2080828MshehabtrailCrooked VultureTrail is pretty much under water and very muddy.
      Apr 5, 2020 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 5, 2020
      user #1794419Brendman85trailCrooked VultureThis trail’s pretty much abandoned and under...
      May 24, 2019 @ 5:47pm
      May 24, 2019

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