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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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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      Links
      Region Details
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      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 9, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MEMBA
      (ridememba.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,842
      State Ranking
      #41
      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
      70
      Photos
      12
      Ridden Counter
      414

      Popular Upper Macatawa Natural Area Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Upper Macatawa Natural Area Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 1:39pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      11 |
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 4:14pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      13 |
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:27am
      Jul 14, 2019
      23 |
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 2:48pm
      Oct 2, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Upper Mac Trails
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 1:58pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      VariablemattmichielsenJust the usual mud spots to ride straight...
      Trailhead Connector
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 2:56pm
      Sep 11, 2019
      Drymattmichielsen
      Trailhead Connect 2
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 2:56pm
      Sep 11, 2019
      Drymattmichielsen

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1466741mattmichielsenaddreportUpper Mac Trails
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 5:07am
      Oct 10, 2019
      user #1737591IrishjadeaddreportUpper Mac Trails
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 10:13am
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1893318Johnson5122addphoto in Holland, Michigan, United States
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 1:39pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      user #1932936paulstamperiddentrailUpper Mac Trails
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 6:11pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      user #1932936paulstampevotetrailUpper Mac Trails
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 6:11pm
      Sep 18, 2019

      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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