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      One of the most scenic of the Potawatomi Chapter’s trails, this easy loop provides sweeping vistas of rolling farmlands and the opportunity to ride scenic singletrack along the banks of the Raisin River. The property on which the trial is located is owned by Washtenaw County, and is part of the Sharon Mills Park. The trail runs counter-clockwise and heads west in an undulating series of turns and twists as it passes through fallow farmland and next to small wetlands. As it turns south it runs parallel to the Nan Weston Preserve of the Nature Conservancy, home to a variety of interesting plants and wildlife. Deer, turkeys, wood ducks and sandhill cranes are frequent visitors to the park. As the trail approaches the Raisin River it parallels an old road bed and snakes back and forth under a canopy of old oaks and other trees left from the pioneer farming days. The character of the trailbed changes significantly in this area, as it becomes tighter, more twisty and with continuous changes in elevation that hold the rider’s interest. Once on the south side of the old roadbed the terrain slopes gently to the impoundment formed by the dam at the mill site. The ride along the banks of the Raisin River in this area is especially picturesque, particularly in the early morning or evening, made more so by being entirely single-track. At the eastern end of the park the trail turns north and heads back to the parking lot, climbing some hills as it leaves the river valley in the process.

      After a ride it’s always nice to stop by the mill site a quarter mile south on Sharon Hollow Road to sit by the river, get a drink of water, or to use the restrooms.
      source: MMBA
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      Sharon Township, northwest of Manchester. Trailhead parking lot is located on the west side of the intersection of Pleasant Lake Road and Sharon Hollow Road.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 3, 2023
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      7
      Trails Trail Running
      7
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      340 ft
      Total Vertical
      79 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      983 ft
      Reports
      13
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      48

      Popular Sharon Mills Mountain Biking Trails

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      Photos of Sharon Mills Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Sharon Mills Mountain Bike

      Sharon Mills mountain bike trail fat biking...
      1:00 | 218 | Jan 23, 2020 , Manchester
      sharon mills trail perfect for fat biking...
      3:06 | 259 | Jan 23, 2020 , Manchester

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Hill Loop
      Nov 3, 2023 @ 6:46pm
      Nov 3, 2023
      Dryactual trail is quite different than...garbagefan MMMBA
      River Loop
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 7:17am
      Dec 26, 2019
      IdealTrail Running Please consider apologizing when your...EricCooper
      Daytime Parking and Bathroom at Sharon Mills County Park
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 1:00pm
      Dec 2, 2019
      UnknownTrail Running Watch for cars. They aren't watching for you.EricCooper

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      Nov 3, 2023 @ 6:49pm
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      May 13, 2021 @ 11:45am
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      Sep 15, 2020 @ 6:53am
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      EricCoopertrailRiver LoopTwo big trees tipped across the lower section...
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 7:38pm
      Oct 27, 2019

      Nearby Areas

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike34 miles266 ft1 mile79 ft
      #11,636#4,9458737
      Hike76 miles341 ft2 miles79 ft
      #10,606#4,8373139
      Trail Running76 miles341 ft2 miles79 ft
      #10,550#4,788241320
      • By markholloway Trailforks Map Team & contributors
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