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Boyne Mountain

Average Rating:    (4.46 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 28

All kinds of beginner to pro level trails, great XC and some cool DH. If you want the fast stuff, bomb a black diamond called "Idiots Delight", just watch out for knolls and Boyne Employees, they don't like you on the ski slopes.
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Latitude
45.16545788125775
Longitude
-84.92328643798828
Trail Directions
Right off the highway, you can't miss the big signs and directions. Big Boyne USA signs can even lead you the 250 miles all the way from Detriot. Just ask any local if you get lost.
Trail Length
as long as you want, do laps
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boyne Falls
   


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Review Date
August 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Steve NMI ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode this for the first time this weekend and what a cool place! Great trails, some lighter stuff for newbies and some pretty challenging stuff for the experienced riders. Only complaint is that the trails could be marked better. The blue trail seems to be the most challenging but sometimes hard to follow when it intersects or follows some of the other trails. I rode without the assist of the ski lift so there was a good amount of climbing. There was a bit of sand but it has been really dry this summer. Awesome views. GPS recorded almost 1300' total climb on the blue in 9 miles. My only complaint would be trail markers but even if your not on the trail you where looking for its still good riding. All in all, I will be back

Recommended Route:
Blue if your looking for the most technical, Red is their race route, All are good stuff.



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Review Date
August 29, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Senswyncup ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Excellent trail! It was a little confusing at first. I was trying to follow the trail map given by the front desk. It isn't quite as marked. Not sure if they had things changed due to an upcoming race, but they combined the blue and red and if you are trying to follow the blue it might get confusing. All in all, after just giving up and following the red, it was great. I didn't have a great deal of time as I had just picked up my new GF Ferrous from Trailhead Bike Shop in Ludington (great to deal with) and this was a stop on my way back to Canada. I wanted to ride the blue as it was 3 miles shorter with the same experience. Overall it was great. I got turned around up at the lift and it was getting very dark, so I rode the road back to the base. I felt it could have been better marked, but that was the only downfall to the great course.

Recommended Route:
Follow the red for the best marked and easiest to follow.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Big - M, Hiawatha Highlands - Sault Ste Marie Ontario.



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Review Date
July 27, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Gattaca13 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is one of my favorite trails in the country. Boyne offers beautiful scenery, great terrain, fast flowing single track and some good climbs. Definitely something for all kinds of riders. I ride boyne on a hard tail but I think an XC bike would be optimal. Please note, I am not refering to the down hill trails on this review. I am surprised that this is rated lower than Shingle Mill. Boyne offers a lot more designed MTB single track than shingle mill. Here is the link to the website: http://www.boyne.com/Summer/Biking.html

Recommended Route:
First word of caution: There are at least 3 different maps and none of them seem to jive. Map 1 is on the web site I list above. Map 2 can be obtained by the bike rental folks. And map 3 is posted throughout the trail network. My recommendation is to park at the tennis courts and try to follow the blue trails as much as possible. They all intersect at various points. The blue seems to have the best flow. Red and green seem to die at certain sections. White will mysteriously appear here and there. The flow works out something like pancake, littlehammer, sweep, ridgeline, outback, powerline and then shred. Take Dan's detour. The trail will widen out to a jeep or XC skiing trail. You will see a building across the road and sometimes there is a sign telling you to go left across the road. Instead, follow the wide trail up and to the right. This will lead you to a network of trails up to the top of mountain. When you finally break out to the road on top of the mountain and near the golf course you will see a blue trail directly across the road. Instead, follow the road to the left and find superbowl. Then you can work your way back down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Shingle Mill-fun but straight and remote
Alpine Park - Gaylord



Comments
Senswyncup (08/29/2009)
Excellent review Gattaca13. I think the map you listed (http://www.boyne.com/Summer/Biking.html) is for Boyne Highlands and not Boyne Mountain...just to clairfy for those confused.
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Review Date
July 13, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: swixjohnson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great set of trails with a mix of climbing, some technical decents and fast switchbacks. A bit sandy in spots so make sure you have the right tire/air pressure going in. Personally I would like to see a few more technical sections but we are in Michigan. Nice job keeping the trails up.



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Review Date
August 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: funrideB ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice ride. It is set up as a climb and a then short downhill. Climb has some nice fast sections, but the return is too short. No obstacles except for sand. Well marked, red tags is what I followed. Arriving up top is a rush, be sure to ride around there.

Recommended Route:
I have only ridden this once, started at the tennis courts and followed the bike signs. Believe red is the best ride. Fool around up top.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Avalanche Mountain, Kipp Rd., Shingle Mill



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