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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 Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 7, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      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
      33
      Photos
      18
      Ridden Counter
      460

      Photos of Morton-Taylor Trails Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:30am
      Dec 23, 2023
      trail: West Loop
      6 |
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:27am
      Dec 23, 2023
      6 |
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:26am
      Dec 23, 2023
      9 |
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:25am
      Dec 23, 2023
      38 |
      Mar 11, 2020 @ 8:17pm
      Mar 11, 2020
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      Mar 11, 2020 @ 8:17pm
      Mar 11, 2020
      41 |
      Mar 11, 2020 @ 8:17pm
      Mar 11, 2020
      42 |
      Mar 11, 2020 @ 8:17pm
      Mar 11, 2020

      Videos of Morton-Taylor Trails Mountain Bike

      youtuber Epic Mountain Biking Adventure: Morton-Taylor

      5:38 | 78 | May 7, 2023

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Buckshaver Trail
      Oct 12, 2023 @ 2:32pm
      Oct 12, 2023
      DryClearRamsey5972
      West Loop
      May 27, 2023 @ 11:38am
      May 27, 2023
      WetBmw199500
      Lower Rogue Alt
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 1:53pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      IdealA few puddles.Billyboy413
      Morton-Taylor Loop
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 8:20am
      Aug 8, 2020
      Very Dryomahadivision
      East Loop
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      Jul 15, 2020
      VariableFairly overgrown but passable except for...Wulfbrick
      Crooked Vulture
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 5:18am
      Jul 5, 2020
      Dry The entire Morton Taylor mtb single track...sherpaboy MCMBA
      East Loop
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 8:17pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      Prevalent MudHad to turn around - impassable on bike...DanielMOlin
      South Loop
      Jun 4, 2017 @ 9:26pm
      Jun 4, 2017
      VariableOvergrown and several downed limbs. Will...thechefski

      Activity Feed

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      Ramsey5972addreportactivity #45157739
      Oct 12, 2023 @ 4:49pm
      Oct 12, 2023
      Ethansao0tywishlistregionactivity #42533254
      Aug 3, 2023 @ 8:40pm
      Aug 3, 2023
      gob959riddentrailactivity #41925251
      Jul 18, 2023 @ 12:36pm
      Jul 18, 2023
      gob959riddentrailactivity #41845017 and 2 more
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 9:54am
      Jul 16, 2023
      Nyamethystriddentrailactivity #41531348
      Jul 5, 2023 @ 7:06am
      Jul 5, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      serhiymtbtrailCrooked Vultureyeah, that is hat I ran in to. Do they dry out...
      Apr 25, 2023 @ 8:48am
      Apr 25, 2023
      serhiymtbtrailCrooked Vultureyeah, that is hat I ran in to. Do they dry out...
      Apr 25, 2023 @ 8:47am
      Apr 25, 2023
      MshehabtrailCrooked VultureTrail is pretty much under water and very muddy.
      Apr 5, 2020 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 5, 2020
      Brendman85trailCrooked VultureThis trail’s pretty much abandoned and under...
      May 24, 2019 @ 5:47pm
      May 24, 2019

      Nearby Areas

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      Holiday Recreation Park6.3 km
      Lower Huron Park6.7 km
      Hines Park 11 47.6 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike135 miles184 ft1 mile30 ft
      #10,291#4,29718331492
      Hike135 miles184 ft1 mile30 ft
      #9,221#4,159333
      Trail Running135 miles184 ft1 mile30 ft
      #9,182#4,131331
      • By markholloway Trailforks Map Team & contributors
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