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Holdridge Lakes

Average Rating:    (4.11 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 46

There are three trails in this area north, west, and east. The north trail is about 2 miles and is pretty level, you can take your kids on this trail. The west trail is about 5.5 miles if you do all the loops. It is mostly rolling hills with one very steep climb. The east loop is 15.8 miles long and is called Grubers Grinder. At the start of this trail is a sign that warns of the length and difficulty. This trail is very similar to highland but is tighter with more log s to climb over.
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Latitude
42.830896130150954
Longitude
-83.58628571033478
Trail Directions
Take I-75 to exit 101, Grange Hall Road, go west for 1/2 mile turn north on Hess road and go 1.5 miles to the entrance for the parking. There will be a sign on the left just before you turn.
Trail Length
miles 2, 5.5, 15.8
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Holly
   


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Review Date
July 16, 2012

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: Shannon ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Its close, so this is my regular ride and I think this trail offers it all. You get good climbs, roots, some speedy downhills and if you only have 45 minutes to ride in a day, you can hit the west/north (and tech loop) and kill about 7.5 miles in no time for a good balanced ride. It does tend to drain slow, so I'd avoid after the rains. Enjoy!



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Review Date
May 7, 2012

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: MJD ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
East trail is nuts. If you are training for some kind of competition and need a lung and heart endurance builder then take the east. I am looking for a mix of everything but this only had constant inclines and declines. I did not enjoy it. I want to loose my breathe from the thrill of the trail not the physical demands of just riding up a hill. There are plenty of big hills on the road I live on to just ride up and down on if I want.

Recommended Route:
North and West.



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Review Date
March 30, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Matthias ,  Racer

Summary:
UPDATE:

The West loop is where it's at if you want to have more fun than a workout. Recently 5+ dirt jumps have been added to this loop and they are nothing but pure fun in an otherwise XC-like trail. I know because I built them, and I plan to build about 10 or so more with one being such a monster than the MMBA will probably remove it, but we will see.

The jumps built offer ways around them and most are off the tech loop so if you're a puss then don't ride it.

These trails could be so much better so if you ride them often how about you contribute and come on out, start building, and removing speed killing stumps so we can all enjoy them a lot more!



Comments
fishwrinkle (09/13/2013)
this guys crazy, LOL!!! there are no jumps and will never be
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Review Date
December 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Doctor_Salazar84 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
North Loop: a novice trail. about 2 miles long. a smooth flowing trail great warm up, or trail to learn on. the only difficult part of this loop is in the Frist 100yrd. the trail starts right into short downhill. it can be hard for newbies. the trail also is how u enter the grinder. the start of that trail is .5 mile into the north loop. or your can find the start of the grinder down Hess road.

Grubbers Grinder: Stop an go. This trail doesn't have the smoothest flow but on the other hand this trail forces you to learn how to carry your speed through the twisty turns. the trail has rooted down hills, a tight weave of trees, half dozen rock garden(a 29er wonderland), a multitude of log pyramids, and regular mile markers. Holdridge is littered with small lakes an early in the year there can be an excess of flooding, but most of the year it's really good earth to ride. I LOvE this trail.


The west loop: a lot faster. there's a number of rock, log or, earth piles to launch off. in side the west loop there's three smaller loops turtle, tech, an lake. the turtle trail is a quick 3/4 mile loop, the tech loop is about 4miles in just after "the wall" (a short steep sandy, rooted climb) the tech loop is a mile an contains log skinnies, a 3ft drop, and many other small obstacles. you many go around anything though. the lake loop is near the end. it to is about a mile long. this is the only section i ever skip. there are parts of this loop that are so rooted its can be extremely rough on my HT.

Recommended Route:
75 to Grange hall rd. turn west toward the car pool lot. just past the lot, will be Hess rd on your north side. turn on Hess, follow the road as it curves for about two miles. the trail head will be on your left.



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Review Date
May 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Riding Flamingo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail (the east loop) is almost as good as Highland. It is just as tight and curvy but does not have as many climbs. There are more log and rock stack thou. The east loop takes just over 2 hours to complete. In the spring there are some muddy spots and there is loots of bugs in the summer. Over all lots of fun.

Recommended Route:
East loop



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