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Avalanche Mountain Bike Trail

Average Rating:    (4.78 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

A 4 mile single track,with alot of climbing and some awesome down hills.The trail starts at the east end of the parking lot and finishes at the west end of the parking lot.The trail is well maintained.You can also go to the top of the hill and see a awesome veiw of Boyne City and Lake Charlevoix.
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Latitude
45.229447770946926
Longitude
-85.02593994140625
Trail Directions
Go to Boyne City Avalanche park on the south side of town.Follow lake st. south and you will see the signs for Avalanche Park.There is a map on the City of Boyne City web site of the trail.It is listed under Avalanche park bike trail.
Trail Length
4 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boyne City
Zip/Postal Code
49712
Country
USA
   


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Review Date
July 8, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: tjdog800 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Sweet singletrack with technical sections, short but steep climbs, and a rewarding view of Lake Charlevoix from the top. A local rider I talked to avoids the short/sandy decent route and rides the climb route back down making it a two-way track.
I thought there were a lot of places that would make this practice unsafe but the trail gets little traffic.
The trail is not well marked but seemed easy enough to follow. Lack of trail markings was the only reason this track did not get 5 stars from me.

Recommended Route:
The trail is started at the East end of the Avalanche Mountain parking lot but is difficult to identify with the walking path and disc golf paths in the same area. The trail entrance is just a few yards south of the disc golf tee box at the east side (left side of parking lot when facing the hill).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Boyne Mountain trails



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Review Date
November 18, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: TwoDogs... ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I love it! Thank you to those who made it! I've been two days in a row. If you are looking for a chalenging ride with the added bonus of boundless views of Lake Charlevoix, then this is the place. Hit the balance beam, carve the turns and smile. Stop and have lunch at Water Street Cafe (they have beer & wine now) après ride...

Another bonus this time of year (nov): no hunters to worry about. I hate Stray bullets! I think the whole area is a town park so hunting is a no-no thank you!

This trail is not for everyone, it's technical and will cause fights with your loved one if she is a novice! ;-)

Recommended Route:
I start at the right (looking up the mt) and ride counter-clockwise. It's a tuff climb with roots and steep spots but it's do-able all the way. Stop and take in the view from the top, then take the rollercoaster ride down! Do two or three laps and you will be ready for that brew...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McSauba is fun if you have limited time, Fisherman's Island State Park (easy; good for that novice girl you love).



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Review Date
August 31, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: PROD1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice trail with some good climbs, tight switch backs, and awesome let it all hang out downhills.

Recommended Route:
Start at the left of the parking lot, pretty obvious single track. Take every left to the top, this will give you both extra loops. Turn around and head back the way you came up. This will give you +/- 9 miles. To get the full experience head across the parking lot to the steep short climb to the top, 2 big grunts. From the top head back down the same route you originally came up and down on. This gives you the best down hill runs twice and a total of 14.5 miles.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any section of the North Country Trail, Shingle Mill Pathway, High Country Pathway, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Hanson Hills.



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Review Date
July 13, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: swixjohnson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We rode this trail today and it was fun. It offers some good twisty switchback and a few technical sections as well as a decent climb if you ride the loop backwards(starting on the right side of the parking lot) instead of clockwise. There are a few small jumps and some quick bermed turns that keep you smiling. I personally would not drive to far out of my way for it though becuase of its length and not the trails terrain. ride safe!!



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Review Date
June 1, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rancksta ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is hands down, my favorite trail of all time. Very challenging uphills and fast sweeping downhills. Very technical at times, and great scenery. The face is always a blast to try to descend, but make sure your brakes are tuned properly!



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