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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      The Upper Macatawa Mountain Bike Trail (The Upper Mac) is a multi-use trail system that was begun in the fall of 2012 with a roughly 2 mile loop in the ravines of the Ottawa Parks and Recreation’s Upper Macatawa Natural Area. Under the direction of the Michigan Edge Mountain Biking Alliance, (MEMBA), another 1 1/2 mile of intermediate skill level trail was added in the fall of 2013. An additional 2 miles of single track was professionally machine built by Alex Stewart of Spectrum Trail Design in November of 2014.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      1,691 ft
      Total Vertical
      156 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      756 ft
      Reports
      83
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      489

      Popular Upper Macatawa Natural Area Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 5 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 51 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Upper Macatawa Natural Area Mountain Bike

      18 |
      May 10, 2020 @ 5:15am
      May 10, 2020
      21 |
      May 10, 2020 @ 5:14am
      May 10, 2020
      41 |
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 1:39pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      35 |
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 4:14pm
      Jul 31, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Upper Mac Trails
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 2:52pm
      2 days
      Idealmattmichielsen
      Trailhead Connector
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      DrymattmichielsenFairly overgrown, but can be ridden.
      Trailhead Connect 2
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      IdealmattmichielsenFairly overgrown, but can be ridden.
      Macataw River Bike Path
      May 24, 2020 @ 3:38am
      May 24, 2020
      IdealmattmichielsenMTB trails still closed, but the paved...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1466741mattmichielsenaddreportUpper Mac Trails
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 5:18am
      2 days
      user #1466741mattmichielsenaddreportTrailhead Connector and 1 more
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 7:26pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      user #1466741mattmichielsenaddreportUpper Mac Trails
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 6:36pm
      Jul 22, 2020
      user #2304163ericmhuntwishlisttrailUpper Mac Trails
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 2:18pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      user #2304163ericmhuntriddentrailUpper Mac Trails
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 1:44pm
      Jul 19, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Riley Trails 410.5 km
      Pigeon Creek 1 310.6 km
      Grand River Park 7 111.3 km
      Shore Acres Bike Park 1 113.3 km
      Bass River Recreation Area 1 315 km
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