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Ella Sharp Park

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

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Latitude
42.219110505819344
Longitude
-84.42203521728515
Trail Directions
127 to South Street West to Fourth Street go south on Fourth Street.
Trail Length
25 miles total
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Jackson
   


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Review Date
July 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Laser4G63 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Decent trails and well maintained by the CCC. Some technical with roots and rocks. Though there isn't any good climbs, there are come small hills to tackle. Except for the technical parts, you can get going pretty good on most trails.

Recommended Route:
For a good workout I will ride these trails in this order:

North Loop, East River, 3-4, 1-2, Driving Range, Hedge Row, Museum, School Trail, Tunnel Trail and then in reverse order starting with the School Trail again.



Comments
Laser4G63 (06/02/2011)
The CCC hardly maintains these trails. Though, they are "in charge" of them, you hardly see them out there. In order to get them cleaned up for the season, or to maintain them, you have to get a group of people together yourself. There is a politics game going on with ESP and the CCC. I would like to see the MMBA take over the trails, but the chances of that happening are slim to none.
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Review Date
April 16, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: prison138 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I grew up on those trails. They got me into mountain biking.most of the trails are fairly easy.The probert trail is by far the hardest with some pretty steep climbs.all and all good beginner and afternoon riding and you don't have to go far from home.

Recommended Route:
probert trail in the back of the park by the river. the tunnel trail on the other side of stonewall by the golf course



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Review Date
May 20, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: enduro_phreak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First off, I'd like to give big props to the Cascades Cycling Club for building and maintaining the trails at Ella Sharp - for those of us mountain bikers in Ann Arbor, it's great to be able to ride there.

The trails at Ella Sharp don't have any stunts or difficult obstacles, but can make for a challenging cross-country ride. I am an excellent rider and am comfortable riding extremely technical trails as well as difficult stunts. Ella Sharp isn't going to test your ability to stay on a 50-foot ladder, but it will test your bike-handling skills, especially if you put some effort into riding the trails. If you ride them hard, it's an extremely good workout and your bike-handling skills will improve as well. Put it this way: if you are looking to get a good x-country workout, Ella Sharp is an excellent place to ride.

Check the Cascades Cycling Club for a good description of the trails (http://www.cascadescyclingclub.org/TrailsDesc.htm) and check the MMBA site (http://www.mmba.org/trails.php?trail=32) for trail maps.

Recommended Route:
Follow the Cascades descriptions for the best route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Burchfield up at Holt is awesome as well!



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Review Date
June 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Denis Thomas , from Jackson, MI

Summary:
Some technical trails with decent length but, little elevational change. Remember to face orange markings when riding for proper route direction.

Recommended Route:
Personal favorites: River Trail (near basketball courts) and Tunnel trail (enter through school trail,Park and 4th St.)



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Review Date
April 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mike a , from Parma mich USA

Summary:
You relly need to ride all of the loops to see what ones are within your skill level they are all differant from twisty switchbacks to flat country rides find the ones that are fun for you and do them over and over.

Recommended Route:
southwest of the planetarium and follow the signs

Other recommended trails in the same area:
POTO



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