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Rose Lake

Average Rating:    (2.94 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

Unmarked Singletrak. A bit sandy in spots and low in other that can hold water. Can be muddy at times. Trail isn't marked, but isn't too bad to explore. Ride tires that are decent in sand/soft stuff. Somewhat technical, a few short climbs, some log crossings. Decent fun place near East Lansing. Better than Sleepy Hollow in my opinion. The trail is shared and non-directional with horses/hikers. Generally pretty empty.
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Latitude
42.806925143093984
Longitude
-84.34856414794922
Trail Directions
Take saginaw/ business 69 towards flint out of East Lansing. Exit on old m-78 to Upton Road. Go past Upton to Peacock. Left on Peacock. Go down about 3 miles or so. Small parking lot will be on right side of the road. Just past the entrance to the rifle range on the left. Small trailhead on front left corner of parking lot. Only sign is a small DNR post.
Trail Length
10ish if you cover most
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
East Lansing
   


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Review Date
November 16, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: F7Cannon ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is best ridden in the late fall and early winter IMO when the ground is nice and firm. For anybody saying this place is totally
flat and not technical I can guarantee they haven't ridden all of it. The trail is what it is but it's fairly close.It's unmarked, fairly short, and has no designated trail cordinator but I guarantee if you come out for a group ride with me and some of my hommies you will get in a good workout and not think it's all so easy any more.Great trail to ride after work during the week when it start's to get dark early. Save the good out of town trails for the weekend. Also it can be ridden at night unlike a lot of the other trails around.

Recommended Route:
Everything, and then ride it again backwards right afterwards and then tell me how easy and flat it is!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Burchfield, Bennett Park, Anderson Park, Sleepy Hollow.



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Review Date
March 31, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: conman#1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
i made a few jumps and docks there shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Recommended Route:
try to find um! its worth it



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Review Date
January 21, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: sbatt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Went walking there yesterday in cold packed snow. Saw one set of biking tracks. I'll bring my skis or bike next time. I think this terrain is very promising (except for a bit of sand). There are some cool sections that need work on clearing and there are no toys/stunts as far as I have discovered, but the main existing trails are okay and it's much closer to East Lansing than Burchfield. It would be cool to build in a few more twisty loops.

Recommended Route:
Take Woodbury Rd north off I69 to the first parking area on left (about 1/2 mile up just before the crest of the hill. There are several parking areas all around this spot; Woodbury (east side) is paved; Peacock is not (west side).

For the ride, stay off the central trunk as much as possible.



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Review Date
June 22, 2005

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: kayakclc ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Basically this is a great practice trail, it has a little bit of almost everything. It has fast sweeping turns, tight turny sections, soft sand (If you do the Iceman, you need to practice this.), log piles, rocky hills, roots, mud and small drops. And everything can be ridden both directions, so keep your eyes open.

Basically, I believe you ride and enjoy a trail for what it is, but the beauty of this trail is it's versatility. Ride smooth and fast like Island Lakes (or the vasa single track), rough with roots and rocks and hills (although smaller) like Poto or practice log piles for when you ride Burchfield or Custer (the log piles are smaller but more difficult at rose lake).

Recommended Route:
That's the beauty of it, make it up as you go. What's your goal for that day!!! Learning the trail. Think of it as a rectangle cut down the middle by the east/west main trail (the part everyone says is boring, ride it so you'll recognize when you cross it). Then there's a complete outer circle from which all trails (but 2) will bring you back to the main trail. Of the 2 trails that don't bring you back, the one on the south side is just a circle itself and brings you back to where you were, the other (on the north) is a long trail out to another circle and you head back in. If you miss the circle you come out on the road about 1/3 mi from where you parked. Just start over.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Potowatomi, Island Lakes, Ft. Custer, Burchfield



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Review Date
May 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: TrialsRider

Summary:
Not marked but who cares. Explore, baby! Non-directional, but who cares. Just keep your head up like you should. Bits and pieces of everything here. Some technical to hone your skills and if you think trail riding is nothing but speeding then there are a few sections you can do that on. There is sand but if you don't like that you aren't a true trail rider. Learn to ride in it. Some muck spots on wet days but could to practice your balance on. Hills are short and sweet. This place is ususally uncrowded and that's cool. Gives you the feeling of being deep in the woods at times. This is good practice turf.

Recommended Route:
All of it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Burchfield.



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