5 miles
Distance
314 ft
Climb
-315 ft
Descent
00:30:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Green Lake Loop Trail

Green Lake Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    DTE Energy Foundation Trail
    Chelsea, Michigan
  • AKA
    Green Loop
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #988 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Michgan DNR

The Green Lake loop is 5.25 mi. It is very flowy with many small hills and a few small jumps. There are a couple small features (with bypasses), including log steps over a log, and a rock jump.

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 Green Lake Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    947 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,000 ft
  • Altitude start
    948 ft
  • Altitude end
    947 ft
  • Grade
    -0.007%
  • Grade max
    -12.827%
  • Grade min
    11.575%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:30:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:23
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Status:
on Nov 27, 2020
Variable
Avg: 5 (11 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
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  • Videos
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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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      Green Lake Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 27, 2020 @ 10:47am
      8 hours
      Slippery and wet in some spots. Mostly dry and good to go!
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Oct 25, 2020
      reporter 50% slippery leaves, 50% good dirt, 100% gorgeous
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 7:55am
      Oct 20, 2020
      Damp. Some puddles on trail.
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 2:43pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 11:57am
      Sep 22, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 577 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,473 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Nov 9, 2020
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      Nov 9, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 5 comments
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      Nov 9, 2020 @ 7:50pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      11 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 7:46pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      | 3 comments

      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

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Rocksoverroots (Jul 19, 2017 at 14:22)
       This place rocks. The newer section has some very pleasant surprises that keeps you on you toes. Choose the speed that your comfortable riding and let it go. Rocky areas, some roots, a little sandy in spots, just a great ride. I'll be back for sure.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Red79 (Aug 16, 2017 at 2:11)
       Awesome!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag eriquebo (Sep 9, 2017 at 13:13)
       Great trail! Enjoyed it a lot! Will be back.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag pnkbke11 (Jun 10, 2018 at 12:34)
       Great trail about hour away from where I'm staying definitely the best one I have been to in MI by far even compares to trails out west IMO lots of great dirt jumps, berms, and speed sections.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag andypav (Jul 1, 2018 at 15:34)
       First time getting back into XC from DH and I rode the green trail. Fun and flowy short simple climbs

      Slight overgrown poison ivy reaching onto trail about handlebar height. Cant wait to ride the other loop! Well done!

      The toilet is disgusting so use the bathroom before you come out.

      The other folks riding were very friendly and we need more of that stuff.

      5/5 for trails
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag boarder1 (Oct 23, 2019 at 17:46)
       Much love for the green loop! Nothing here can be considered techy, or difficult. Just pure unadulterated smooth rolling single track. Climbs are short and gentle making a fast pace easy to achieve from start to finish. Easily enjoyed by anyone from beginner to experts.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag elduder (Jul 20, 2020 at 5:29)
       The easiest of all the trails here but still so much fun. This one probably has the best scenery to take in. Like previous mention there is poison ivy everywhere on all the trails so wear those high socks and stay on the trail. I prefer the Friday direction over the Saturday direction on all the trails here. Can't wait to take my wife up here to ride.
      [Reply]

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