8 miles
Distance
958 ft
Climb
-958 ft
Descent
00:52:39
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Winn Loop Trail

Winn Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    DTE Energy Foundation Trail
    Chelsea, Michigan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #2002 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager

Winn Loop – Completed August 2018
After Big Kame is completed, the Waterloo Trail will progress into its marquee segment, the Winn Loop (orange on map). Named after the majestic body of water known as the Winnewana Impoundment that much of this segment overlooks, the Winn Loop will sweep through rolling, glacier-made terrain with forests of Oak and Hickory. The capstone of this segment and perhaps the whole Waterloo Trail will be the trail’s passage through the Winnewana Escarpment, a steep ridgeline with drops of several hundred feet down to Winnewana Impoundment. Sweeping, scenic vistas will be the norm as riders traverse several large boulder-strewn swales which crisscross the ridgeline. Riding challenge and beauty will be at their peak as riders drop down south on the Winn.

http://dtetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Winn_Loop_Map_-08.2018.pdf

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Winn Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    960 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,076 ft
  • Altitude start
    987 ft
  • Altitude end
    988 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -31.496%
  • Grade min
    31.068%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:52:39
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Status:
on Nov 19, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 5 (6 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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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Winn Loop Trail Reports

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      Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:10pm
      16 hours
      reporter
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 12:33pm
      Oct 28, 2019
      Trail in very good shape even after a ton of rain two days prior. Trail is mostly covered in leaves now, and can be very slippery. Stay off those...
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 7:02pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      A big tree down about mile 7.5
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 10:29am
      Sep 25, 2019
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:18am
      Sep 4, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 942 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 286 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag boarder1 (Oct 23, 2019 at 17:51)
       This is the crown Jewel of S.E Michigan. Fast and flowy is the name of the game here. Smooth rolling throughout with big berms and jumps on the downs. Of course the ups are just as big, but the payoff is SO worth it. Please, please, please build more of this style of trail.
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      youtuber The Winn Loop is Awesome • DTE Energy...
      9:09 | 236 | Oct 6, 2018 , Chelsea
      youtuber The Struggle is Real • Winn Loop at DTE...
      6:58 | 142 | Nov 10, 2018 , Chelsea
      youtuber Clockwise on the Winn Loop at the DTE Energy...
      5:54 | 177 | Feb 9, 2019 , Chelsea
      youtuber A Flowy Adventure on the Winn Loop (CCW Day)...
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