7.8 miles
Distance
765 ft
Climb
-668 ft
Descent
00:57:29
Avg time
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Dry Hill Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Arcadia Dunes
    Watervale, Michigan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6956 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90419 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve is a 3,600 acre nature preserve owned by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. The Conservancy works hard to balance the public uses offered on their preserves with the protection of nature features, unique habitats, and scenic beauty. The professionally designed (in conjunction with IMBA) single track trail follows contour lines that flow through hills of northern hardwood forest with a few open fields. Here's what local mountain bikers are saying about the Dry Hill and Chestnut Trails at Arcadia Dunes: "great trails with scenic views.", "a roller-coaster, single track thrill ride through the forest.", "sweet flowing single track with some punchy climbs and fast swooping downhills."

Trail Users: Mountain bikers and hikers. Please share the trail

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dry Hill Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    96 ft
  • Altitude min
    885 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,019 ft
  • Altitude start
    885 ft
  • Altitude end
    981 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -27%
  • Grade min
    25.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:57:29
  • Avg reverse time
    01:05:18
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on May 18, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 5 (4 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Dry Hill Trail Trail Reports

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      May 18, 2024 @ 3:18am
      May 18, 2024
      May 15, 2023 @ 1:28pm
      May 15, 2023
      Oct 22, 2022 @ 1:18am
      Oct 22, 2022
      Three large trees down on trail between markers 3 and 4. Many small branches and sticks down throughout the entire trail. Many leaves make it a...
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 1:09pm
      Sep 29, 2022
      Sep 28, 2022 @ 9:08am
      Sep 28, 2022
      Some trees down, lots of debris on the trails (small sticks). But soil conditions were great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 35.6 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 87 rides
      • 27.1 km avg distance
      All
      • 825 rides
      • Last: Jul 21, 2024

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      Mar 2, 2021 @ 3:49am
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      Jun 14, 2020 @ 12:11pm
      Jun 14, 2020
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      May 24, 2020 @ 7:34pm
      May 24, 2020
      146 |
      May 24, 2020 @ 7:33pm
      May 24, 2020

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