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      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 Status
      Caution as of 2 days
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      Stats

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      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
      136
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      646

      Popular Upper Macatawa Natural Area Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Upper Macatawa Natural Area Mountain Bike

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      May 10, 2020 @ 5:15am
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      Sep 20, 2019 @ 1:39pm
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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Upper Mac Trails
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 2:16pm
      2 days
      IdealmattmichielsenSo good. One deep mud spot.
      Trailhead Connect 2
      Jun 17, 2021 @ 1:20pm
      Jun 17, 2021
      DrymattmichielsenStill pretty overgrown
      Trailhead Connector
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 3:44pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      IdealmattmichielsenI only did the first little preview...
      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
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 7:08pm
      2 days
      user #1933361ABhardtailriddentrailUpper Mac Trails
      Jul 7, 2021 @ 8:34am
      Jul 7, 2021
      user #2108645PTWOB465riddentrailUpper Mac Trails
      Jul 6, 2021 @ 4:49pm
      Jul 6, 2021
      user #2770634AngelRwishlisttrailUpper Mac Trails
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 7:32pm
      Jul 5, 2021
      user #1466741mattmichielsenaddreportUpper Mac Trails
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 3:00pm
      Jul 5, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2304163ericmhunttrailUpper Mac TrailsGreat trail system, but a ton of poison ivy.
      Oct 7, 2020 @ 10:08am
      Oct 7, 2020

      Nearby Areas

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      Riley Trails 410.5 km
      Pigeon Creek 3 110.6 km
      Grand River Park 7 111.3 km
      Shore Acres Bike Park 1 113.3 km
      Bass River Recreation Area 1 315 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike412 miles1,690 ft4 miles157 ft
      #3,504#1,598191363,894
      Hike412 miles1,690 ft4 miles157 ft
      #2,968#1,48313610
      Trail Running412 miles1,690 ft4 miles157 ft
      #2,966#1,4821366
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