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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
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
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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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 9, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MEMBA
      (ridememba.com)

      Trail Running Stats

      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      1,690 ft
      Total Vertical
      157 ft
      Reports
      70

      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
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Upper Macatawa Natural Area

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      Sep 20, 2019 @ 1:39pm
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      Jul 31, 2019 @ 4:14pm
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      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:27am
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      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
      VariablemattmichielsenMountain Bike Just the usual mud spots to ride straight...
      Trailhead Connector
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 2:56pm
      Sep 11, 2019
      DrymattmichielsenMountain Bike
      Trailhead Connect 2
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 2:56pm
      Sep 11, 2019
      DrymattmichielsenMountain Bike

      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 #1932936paulstamperiddentrailUpper Mac Trails
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 6:11pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      user #1932936paulstampevotetrailUpper Mac Trails
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 6:11pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      user #1466741mattmichielsenaddreportTrailhead Connector and 2 more
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 5:12am
      Sep 14, 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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