4 miles
Distance
493 ft
Climb
-495 ft
Descent
00:26:39
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers 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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • 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
    #1040 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 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
  • 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
    00:26:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:25
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.9 (10 votes)

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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
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  • One Direction
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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Big Kame Loop Trail Reports

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      Nov 12, 2020 @ 10:22am
      Nov 12, 2020
      nothing slippery, dry and fast!
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      reporter 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100% gorgeous
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 7:53am
      Oct 20, 2020
      Damp. Some puddles of water on trail.
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 10:03am
      Oct 10, 2020
      Aug 29, 2020 @ 6:09am
      Aug 29, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 760 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,736 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 28, 2020 @ 5:17pm
      Oct 28, 2020
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      Oct 28, 2020 @ 5:17pm
      Oct 28, 2020
      7 |
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 7:52am
      Oct 20, 2020
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      Oct 20, 2020 @ 7:52am
      Oct 20, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      TTC 2020 Purple 46 Miles Counterclockwise race
      47 miles
      TTC 2020 Red 39 Miles Clockwise race
      37 miles
      TTC 2020 Red 39 Miles Counterclockwise race
      39 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      flag 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
      flag petercroce (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.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      youtuber Back for Seconds on Big Kame • DTE Energy...
      10:37 | 335 | Oct 15, 2018 , Chelsea
      There's a New Feature? • The Duke of MTB
      9:36 | 219 | Jul 16, 2019 , Chelsea
      Big Kame at DTE Foundation Trail
      26:45 | 249 | Sep 5, 2018 , Chelsea
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