7.0 miles
Distance
305 ft
Climb
-305 ft
Descent
782 ft
High Point

This is the longest of the five loops at Heritage Park. It has nearly everything to offer in one continuous ride. There are a few difficult areas with large log roll-overs, several without ride-arounds. Boardwalks and skinnies will keep you out of the swampy stuff as you pedal.

On the other side of the Disc Golf Course, the Orange Loop - Bidirectional Section splits off the main loop to connect the parking area by the basketball courts (like the name implies, that's a two-way section).

Detailed Description
Orange Loop is a 7 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Adrian Michigan. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 305 ft with a max elevation of 782 ft then descends -305 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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funkyfreshdave (Apr 14, 2021 at 18:01)
Trail Yellow Loop
Great trail system very flowy
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krisramp79 (Jun 13, 2020 at 13:55)
Trail Green Trail
Great trail for beginners, smooth and flowy
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jakekue3 (Apr 20, 2020 at 15:45)
Trail Red Loop
Red trail is a shorter version of Orange Trail. See picture on Orange Trail section for the trailhead map.
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jakekue3 (Apr 20, 2020 at 15:43)
Trail Orange Loop
Orange loop distance is 8.8 miles according to the trailhead (see picture). It incorporates the other loops into it to make one large trail. It’s definitely more of a hiking trail with all of the switchbacks and mellow descents. Big Bertha is a sand washout that does get you going pretty quick, but it’s pretty similar to a sandy northern Michigan 2 track.

Extremely pretty scenery and a fairly fun trail that has lots of short punchy climbs. Most of the turns are off camber and the single track gets pretty tight in some places. The meat of the trail is bench cut into a ridge, which is the reason for the off camber turns and switchbacks.
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jakekue3 (Apr 20, 2020 at 15:43)
Trail Orange Loop
Orange loop distance is 8.8 miles according to the trailhead (see picture). It incorporates the other loops into it to make one large trail. It’s definitely more of a hiking trail with all of the switchbacks and mellow descents. Big Bertha is a sand washout that does get you going pretty quick, but it’s pretty similar to a sandy northern Michigan 2 track.

Extremely pretty scenery and a fairly fun trail that has lots of short punchy climbs. Most of the turns are off camber and the single track gets pretty tight in some places. The meat of the trail is bench cut into a ridge, which is the reason for the off camber turns and switchbacks.
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More Stats for Orange Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    713 ft
  • Altitude start
    756 ft
  • Altitude end
    758 ft
  • Grade max
    -17%
  • Grade min
    19%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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