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      River Bends Park contains 8.5 miles of trails, both dirt two-track, and CRAMBA-maintained single track. An asphalt path runs throughout the park, crossing the Clinton River to Woodall Neighborhood Park, and it will eventually connect to downtown Utica.

      Containing a paved path, wide two track, and single track trail, River Bends is a park for everyone. The single track trail winds its way south along beautifully wooded, terraced ridge before turning north and snaking through trees and heavy brush tunnels. The single track trails are beginner friendly but present enough of a challenge that seasoned riders won't be bored.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: Municipal Park
      Land Manager: Shelby Township Parks and Recreation
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Use entrance off 22 Mile road west of Shelby road. Park in the southeast corner of parking lot. Regular Tuesday Night CRAMBA rides start at 6:30 from the Utica Police Parking Lot off of Auburn Rd accessing the trail from the southern end when trail conditions are favorable.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 27, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      15
      Trails Mountain Bike
      15
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      14
      Trails Trail Running
      14
      Total Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      692 ft
      Total Vertical
      117 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      742 ft
      Reports
      715
      Photos
      16
      Ridden Counter
      4,258

      Photos of River Bends Park Mountain Bike

      88 |
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 5:05pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      112 |
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 5:05pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      83 |
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      77 |
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      54 |
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 7:07am
      Jul 17, 2020
      77 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 8:08pm
      May 27, 2020
      107 |
      Apr 24, 2020 @ 3:40pm
      Apr 24, 2020
      116 |
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 1:01pm
      Nov 14, 2019
      | 1 comments

      Videos of River Bends Park Mountain Bike

      Biking With Rob From MTB Michigan // River...
      7:12 | 168 | Jan 27, 2020 , Shelby Township
      Biking With Rob From MTB Michigan // River...
      7:12 | 295 | Jan 27, 2020 , Shelby Township
      Biking With Rob From MTB Michigan // River...

      7:12 | 119 | Jan 27, 2020
      007 Enjoy the Little Things

      9:29 | 147 | Jul 23, 2019
      009 Michigan Mountain Biking Day at River Bends

      20:18 | 244 | Jul 23, 2019
      youtuber First Time Fat Biking • River Bends Park,...

      9:58 | 256 | Feb 8, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2856323Durango12addkarmaRiver Bends Park
      Sep 20, 2022 @ 3:03pm
      Sep 20, 2022
      user #1439223Getrad68addreportYellow Connector To End Trail
      Sep 14, 2022 @ 7:22pm
      Sep 14, 2022
      user #1053164Kz44tzaddreportClinton-Kalamazoo (CK) - Red loop and 2 more
      Sep 12, 2022 @ 4:10pm
      Sep 12, 2022
      user #634487jer091addreportClinton-Kalamazoo (CK) - Red loop and 4 more
      Sep 12, 2022 @ 5:55am
      Sep 12, 2022
      user #1439223Getrad68addreportYellow: Entrance Trail and 7 more
      Sep 4, 2022 @ 2:11pm
      Sep 4, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2856323Durango12reportYellow: Entrance TrailThanks for the report. Was out there today...
      Aug 20, 2022 @ 1:54pm
      Aug 20, 2022
      user #1421675TeeosterreportRiver Bends to Utica ConnectorChecked with the Utica Mayor and he said the...
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 6:45am
      Nov 24, 2020
      user #2342687StachurskitrailYellow: Between The Trails (BTT) TrailEnjoyable
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 3:41am
      Aug 7, 2020
      user #2107101Lage8387trailBlueGreat flow, tons of fun
      May 2, 2020 @ 5:46pm
      May 2, 2020
      user #1519545NicSoe97trailYellow: Between The Trails (BTT) TrailA very nice novice trail well taken care off...
      May 2, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      May 2, 2018

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1516 miles692 ft4 miles118 ft
      #904#4681671536,036
      E-Bike14 miles138 ft75 ft
      6435
      Hike1416 miles692 ft4 miles118 ft
      #658#400715294
      Trail Running1416 miles692 ft4 miles118 ft
      #661#39871535
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