6 miles
Distance
789 ft
Climb
-779 ft
Descent
858 ft
High Point

Wahlfield Park is a Kent Co Park with restrooms, open shelters, paved parking and playgrounds. There is also a short cindered hiking path. The 6.5 mile network was built over 4 summers with volunteer labor of the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance members and guests at no cost to the county. Unique to the park is that the MTB trail is directional by day of the week: Counter-clockwise (Red Arrows) on Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri and Clockwise (Yellow Arrows) on Tue, Thu, Sat.

The counter-clockwise (Red Arrows) direction begins with a narrow bench cut around a knob in the park then follows the cinder hiking path to use the bridge over Mill Creek. The next couple sections include more narrow bench cut along Mill Creek and on a climb to get up to some old orchards and farm fields. The trail follows the perimeter of a couple corn fields before the Wild Onion which takes you into some towering beech trees and some twisty climbs and descents.

You then are heading back out into the corn, heading down hill where you'll then cross Mill Creek and head to the OxBow Run. Staring in the pines with a section of bench cut you loop by the creek and start the climb out. The Mattkinac bridge and the Utah 2 bridge add some variety to a beautiful steep ridge line with great views of Mill Creek.

At the top of the ridge you pop in and out of the woods as you head back into the the open again where you can circuit the Perrin Flow Trails. (1 up line and 3 downhills). The downhills lines are named after the Perrin IPA series, starting with the easiest, "No Problems", more difficult, "98 Problems", to the most difficult, "Lostsa' Problems". Table tops, rollers, jumps, and berms are what these lines are all about. The Flow Trails where built by donations from the Perrin Brewing Company and the WMMBA.

The trail finishes up by returning along the bluffs of Mill Creek with some interesting bench cuts and bridge work. When the wildflowers are in bloom, it is a wonderful finish to a great ride.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    102
More Stats for Wahlfield Red direction with Perrin Flow mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    763 ft
  • Altitude start
    765 ft
  • Altitude end
    775 ft
  • Grade
    0.032%
  • Grade max
    -33.259%
  • Grade min
    33.762%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,088 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Perrin Flow & Ox Bow Run Access
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:46am
Aug 12, 2018
The repairs and mowing make a big difference, just watch for the loose stuff. Fun riding! reporter
Lotsa Problems
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:46am
Aug 12, 2018
The repairs and mowing make a big difference, just watch for the loose stuff. Fun riding! reporter
98 Problems
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:46am
Aug 12, 2018
The repairs and mowing make a big difference, just watch for the loose stuff. Fun riding! reporter
No Problems
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:46am
Aug 12, 2018
The repairs and mowing make a big difference, just watch for the loose stuff. Fun riding! reporter
Swimming Holes
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:43am
Aug 12, 2018
Riding Great! Best shape it's ever been in! reporter
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