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Kensington Metro Park

Average Rating:    (2.7 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Paved Bike/Hike/Jog trail. Helmet is required. Some log jumping immediately after a tornado or severe lightning storm. Very good conditioning track, especially in winter because path is plowed and park is empty. Great way to get in shape during January & February because no one is looking! I found it a relaxing way to get used to my bike without making myself look foolish. Some great DH's and can be really technical when approaching multiple dog walkers and rollerbladers. for a real workout, ride the path after a snowstorm on the unplowed part. The X-country skiiers will know that they are the crazy ones! Hope to see you there.
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Latitude
42.5318323091809
Longitude
-83.65728378295898
Trail Directions
Take I-96 either East or West and Exit at Kensington Exit #151. Head to "Metro Park". Free entry on Wednesdays!, otherwise $3 a day or $15 for annual pass. Best place to park is "West Boat Launch" because the year round Bathroom is located there.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Milford - Brighton
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Review Date
June 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Garrett , from Ann Arbor

Summary:
Yes this is a paved path that doesn't need fat tires but you can link to Island Lake from there. The setting is very beautiful at any time of year. It is good for conditioning and practicing with your new clipless pedals... Counter cloackwise gives you some long sneaky uphills that'll have you standing up or gearing down even as you blow by some young lady skater in hot pants...steep downhills will test the accuracy of your bike computer. Tacking on the short road out to Turtle Island around and back makes the trail 10 miles (not counting an Island Lake extensions). This is a place for a fun and relaxing ride.

Recommended Route:
Counterclockwise:starting from west boat launch lot



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Review Date
June 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dude , from Mesa, AZ

Summary:
rode it once when started jones'en for a ride while in town. I'm sorry for everyone that "mountain" bikes in the downriver area. Trail was for roady's, fat tires not required. Couldn't even find a good place to auger.

Recommended Route:
clockwise, no wait out and back, well hell does it really matter?



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Review Date
June 3, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Aubrie , from Holly Mi USA

Summary:
call me and ask my adress 3280963 tata

Recommended Route:
bill me make me pay money i am rich i do not know what to do with my momey

Other recommended trails in the same area:
old mill creek



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Review Date
May 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: E Hunter , from Royal Oak, MI

Summary:
The paved trail is really nice. People are pretty good about staying on their side of the path. It is a beautiful park. There are usually deer too. Of all the metro parks I have been to, this one is my favorite. I like the fact that the path is a loop so that I don't have to back track, and 8 miles is perfect! Even though I personally wear a helmet when I ride, I am very annoyed that this "free" country has allowed a law to pass in the city that requires us to wear one - and the cops monitor the trail, let's put our tax dollars to capturing real criminals instead. Other than that annoyance, it's a refreshing and uplifting ride - rain or shine. I highly recommend it.

Recommended Route:
Both routes are great.



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Review Date
May 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Craig , from Pittsfield

Summary:
It really is not all that bad!
Yes, many many little girls and boys on huffys!
Yes, you have to dodge fat ladys with little rat dogs!
Yes, its not dirt or dirty!
But, yes you can get over 30 miles an hour going down hill (speed limit is 10 mph and I DO NOT RECOMMEND DOING THIS, IT'S CRAZY AND DANGEROUS)!
But yes its a beautiful place to go for a ride, without thinking to hard!

Recommended Route:
Clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Island lake



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