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Ogemaw Hills Pathway

Average Rating:    (3.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

The Trials were originally established for X-country skiing and Hiking but is now also used Mt. Biking. The 15 miles of on-going singletrack trails are mapped according to degree of difficulty(easiest, more difficult and most difficult) and direction of travel. The direction of travel is set up so that there are some sweet downhills with some tuff upshills waiting for you at the bottom. Also, some sections of the trails are a little sandy and have moderate bumps. There is a short section of the trail with small tree stumps(1 to 2 inches in diameteer) sticking up in the trail so be on the lookout for those.
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Latitude
44.34938634389529
Longitude
-84.2270278930664
Trail Directions
The trails are located at the Corner of Clear Lake Road and Fairview Road. Take exit 212(West Branch exit)and turn right. Follow Business Loop 75 to the second stop light as your going towards downtown. Take a right on Fairview(Rite Aid is on that corner) and it is 5 miles on the right hand side of road.
Trail Length
15 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
West Branch
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 16, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: RonB ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good well maintained trails. Nothing difficult or technical. As stated on previous review the faster you go the more fun you have. Easier section off Fairview Rd. More difficult accessed off Sage Lake or just ride them all it's only 13.5 miles.

Recommended Route:
Any

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rifle River Recreaion Area.



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Review Date
October 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: risnewski ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail was a fun suprise on the way home from the IMBA epic High Country Pathway. There are not a lot of technical features, but it has several long hills and some great swoopy descents that allow you to build some great speed. A beginner could have fun learning to ride here and a more expert rider can have fun bombing up and down hills in some real pretty countryside.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rifle River is very close. Hanson Hills is not far away in Grayling. Aspen Park is in Gaylord and the epic High Country Pathway is an hour north (camping at Clear Lake State Park).



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Review Date
June 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Chains , from Grand Rapids

Summary:
The trail is fast, flowing, and fun. Not very technical, but gets better the faster you go. Nice high speed descents. The scenery is nice.

Recommended Route:
Depends on fitness level rather than skill level. The trail is not real technical but the difficult and more difficult sections require you to be in decent shape.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not much in this area. If on the West side of the state check out Yankee, Ft Custer, the NTC, and Robinettes.



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Review Date
October 19, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Drew , from Saginaw

Summary:
This is a fun trail to ride, and one of my favorites. Located in a large moraine, it consists of fast, swooping singletrack that, while sometimes narrow, isn't very technical. It's one of those trails where you just "flow." It has a couple good uphills that'll get your legs burning, but the long downhills are worth it. If you want a good workout, ride the "black diamond" trails, or you can ride the "blue" or "green" trails for a less strenuous ride.

Recommended Route:
Wherever your ability level allows; the trail difficult is clearly marked on all the trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hanson Hills



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Review Date
June 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: joe , from Michigan

Summary:
The trails are in the AuSable State Forest with some nice scenery. Give yourself time(15 miles of trails) if you want to ride them all. Several of these trails have nice downhills with some tuff hills waiting at the bottom so ride as aggresively as your conditioning and skills allow you.
My suggestion is that you take it easy on the trails the first few times so that you get used to them. Once you accomplish this you can ride as hard as you want. I ride fairly hard and I found these trails very challenging. MAKE SURE TO RIDE IN THE PROPER DIRECTION SO THAT YOU DON'T SMACK ANOTHER RIDER.

Recommended Route:
Take the more difficult and most difficult routes. The trails are #'ed and are confusing at first so give yourself time to get familiar with them.



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