4.2 miles
Distance
493 ft
Climb
-495 ft
Descent
00:27:30
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Big Kame Loop Trail

Big Kame Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    DTE Energy Foundation Trail
    Chelsea, Michigan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #1417 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #44124 in Trail Running
    • #82857 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Michgan DNR

The 4.75 mi Big Kame loop is more technical with two large rock gardens and many small to large jumps. It has several small hills and one very large one with big jumps.

Access Info

All trail loops are directional based on day of the week. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays bikes travel clockwise on all loops, with foot traffic going counterclockwise. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, these directions are reversed for the respective users. In winter, parts of the trail system are groomed for “floatation use only” – fat tires, xc skis or snowshoes. Check the Facebook page for latest updates.

Disclaimer

This trail closes during wet/erosive conditions. Check the DTE Facebook page linked below for current conditions.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Big Kame Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    959 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    998 ft
  • Altitude end
    995 ft
  • Grade
    -0.012%
  • Grade max
    -16.726%
  • Grade min
    29.122%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,311 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:05
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.85 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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  • Nordic Ski
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      Big Kame Loop Trail Reports

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      Nov 12, 2021 @ 8:31am
      Nov 12, 2021
      2 trees down near mile 3 clockwise
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 5:11am
      Sep 4, 2021
      Super good!
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:40am
      Aug 7, 2021
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 4:10pm
      Jun 15, 2021
      Looked good to me.
      May 25, 2021 @ 1:31pm
      May 25, 2021
      Lots of hero dirt on Big Kame. Mostly loose over hard on Green. It was fast today. Go get you some!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 393 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,736 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 14, 2021 @ 10:24am
      Apr 14, 2021
      127 |
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 5:17pm
      Oct 28, 2020
      146 |
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 5:17pm
      Oct 28, 2020
      120 |
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 7:52am
      Oct 20, 2020

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      clam-sandwhich (Jul 3, 2019 at 17:14)
       Really need to specify that this jump trail cannot be ridden Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. You can ride it one these days, but only against the pitch of the jumps and features. The trail direction alternates and the jumps are all made to be ridden only in one direction.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      steelispossiblyreal (Sep 27, 2020 at 11:38)
       In the counterclockwise direction this is one of the most fun downhills in the area. More rocks/roots/technicality than Winn including 3 solid rock garden descents that you gotta stay on your game for.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Back for Seconds on Big Kame • DTE Energy...
      10:37 | 490 | Oct 15, 2018 , Chelsea
      Group Ride on BIG KAME (DTE Energy Trail)
      8:54 | 75 | Aug 23, 2021 , Chelsea
      There's a New Feature? • The Duke of MTB
      9:36 | 335 | Jul 16, 2019 , Chelsea
      Big Kame at DTE Foundation Trail
      26:45 | 330 | Sep 5, 2018 , Chelsea
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