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Shiawassaee Game Reserve

Average Rating:    (2.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Well the arnt the best but there is a shale hill dont go when its wet if you dont want to get mudy
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Latitude
43.38833345080634
Longitude
-84.0113353729248
Trail Directions
If you can get on to Gratiot Rd.(46) go to center Rd. go tords Kessels about a mile down over the river
Trail Length
4 miles 3miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Saginaw
   


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Review Date
January 24, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Tony ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great for speed and big ring crushing,but beware of walkers.Best time is early morning for the view and fewer walkers.If you have a hard tail ride it here it makes it funnier.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ithaca Jailhousetrail or midland trail



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Review Date
April 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Drew , from Saginaw, MI

Summary:
There are two main loops; the "marsh loop" is about 1.2 miles, and the "woods loop" is 3.8 miles. Both loops are easy and great for riders of all abilities. It's almost completely flat except for the "shale pile," which is a small but steep hill of shale leftover from mining days. It's mostly somewhat-wide and smooth singletrack. During summer heat it can get really dry and packed, which is why we call it the "shiawassee speedway," but if it rains, watch out for mud (do not ride in the early spring) and mosquitoes. ***My friend and I have been working on two new sections of trail. One section, about 1 mile, runs along the river and joins the marsh loop to the woods loop. This part is mostly smooth but has a log pile and some small twisty bits. The other section, joining our new river trail to the woods loop at a different spot, is twisty and has some roots, and it's the most technical part of trail here.

Recommended Route:
Take Center Rd. south from Saginaw Township past West Michigan Rd. and turn left at Stroebel Rd. (it's a dirt road entrance).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pinehaven Rec. Area (easy parts for beginners and more difficult Stubway trail)



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Review Date
March 29, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Scott K , from Bay City

Summary:
Nice for the view, and easy riding. This is the trail you take your girl and her parents to. And it will make their Huffy's seem like Cannondales. Go real early morning and see wildlife like your on the Discovery channel... The earlier you go, the less people will have scared the creatures away. Don't forget to go to the tower and check out the waterfowl like there's no tomorrow.

Recommended Route:
Any way you want, they all take you to the same places.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you don't want to drive far, and your in the area... Bay City's state park is boring... but if you get off the trail and go left over the bridge, and then wonder off the trail, there are numerous places to climb and dive.



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Review Date
August 10, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Overseer , from Midland, MI

Summary:
Nice fast hard trail, mostly wider single tracks. 1 hill that is out of place here but it is a good trail for big chainring traveling. Nice area for wildlife, if you don't see deer or some other animals you are doing something wrong. Good for family or fast workouts.

Recommended Route:
All are about the same

Other recommended trails in the same area:
PineHaven, Sanford



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Review Date
October 18, 1999

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Saginaw, MI, USA

Summary:
Well it's pretty flat except for the shale hill, there is one ridge where you build up some decent speed. Gets you out into the woods though and is good little workout if you ride all the loops. This trail beats riding the sidewalk or road which is about the only other local place to ride.

Recommended Route:
Ride it all



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