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TK Lawless County Park

Average Rating:    (4.05 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

10 mile single track - Fun, Tight, and relatively technical. There is also several mile of easier trails that will accomodate every skill level of rider.
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Latitude
42.06560675405716
Longitude
-85.3857421875
Trail Directions
From Vandalia take M-60 east to Lewis Lake Rd. Go right(south)on Lewis Lake 1 mile to Monkey Run Rd. Turn Left(east) onto Monkey Run Rd. Park is on the left hand side of the road.
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Vandalia
   


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Review Date
November 16, 2011

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Nathan L ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
So, it's a public park, right? I drive an hour and a half because people say it's fun and I happen to be in the midwest... closed for hunting season.

I have no problem with private parks closing for hunting, ala Big Bear in WV. However, this is a public park. Closing it for one group is ridiculous. Perhaps I don't understand Michigan's "culture," but that wouldn't fly anywhere else I've ridden.

Recommended Route:
Another park. This one is closed

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Winona Lake



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Review Date
August 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mixer20001 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride mostly in Wisconsin and in Illinois but I was in Southern Michigan so I decided to give this a try. Very Nice single track course. Nothing to hard, but it is just a well maintained, fast, 10 mile loop. Highly Recommended.



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Review Date
July 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: steelbike ,  Racer

Summary:
Lawless has about a 10mile circuit is mostly hardpack singletrack. Climbs are moderate. There are some fun dropoffs and short rollers built in to the trail. They have a rce here that is part of the Tailwind series. There are options throughout the trail to ride the race course sections or easier sections of the trail.
Interesting that a previous poster says that the last 3rd of the trail is smooth. He opted to take the easy trail which is smooth. Had he taken the full trail he would have found more drops and rollers and more fun singletrack.

Recommended Route:
If you want an easy ride, choose the easy sections. Ride the full course for a more fun ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fort Custer, Yankee Springs. Spend a weekend and ride several of the trails.



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Review Date
June 21, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: tim_fsr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was really dissapointed in this trail after reading the reviews. The first and last third are completely smooth and not at all technical. The middle third is the most fun with the biggest hills in the loop. Nothing here is really what I define as technical. The 5 log launches on the biggest hill maybe, but they are only 5 inched high if that. We probably should have know what we were in for when the married couple on low end bikes and the Dad with 9 year old kids went out on the 'advanced' trail.

Only thing that made the trail not a complete regret is it's very twisty. Otherwise it's just hard and smooth. Not what I thought after reading the reviews and riding at Fort Custer. I really felt sorry for my friend who came from PA this weekend. Unless your in the immedeate area, it isn't worth traveling to IMO.



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Review Date
May 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Tim , from Holland

Summary:
This trail had a little bit of everything. I was a pleasure to ride. I am a competitive rider and enjoyed this trail. The jumps are excellent. I even got to Bunny hop roots going up hill. The drop off is something else. First time through I almost went over the bars. The second sime I pulled up and jumped it smoothly. The drop off blends in with the hill so be carefull. I rated this trail a 5 for a few reasons below. Small but still good hills.
Alot of Everything on This trail.
A few good fast sections.
Well Kept
Length So overall I like this trail and mayy ride again this year. Its a trip away from home but worth it a few times a year.

Recommended Route:
Advanced Section (Although not to Advanced)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ft Custer, Yankee Springs, Cannonsburg Game Area



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