Bicycle or inline skate at Stony Creek Metropark with a 6.1-mile paved trail circling the lake. Single speed bicycles can be rented at Eastwood Beach daily and Baypoint Beach weekends only, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Mountain bikers can ride on 14 miles of hilly, heavily wooded dirt trails that traverse the southwest side of the park. The Michigan Mountain Bike Association helps keep this area groomed. Helmets required on mountain bike trails.
One hour minimum charge, driver's license and $10 deposit. 10 am to 6 pm daily.
- 26" men's/woman's single speed: $5/hour
- Maximum deposit: $20/family
Rental available Memorial Day - Labor Day only.
Mountain Bike Skills Course
Push your limits to the max at the Mountain Bike Skills Course at Stony Creek Metropark. Test your ability on this 5-acre playground with a variety of wood and dirt obstacles that will challenge even the most skilled riders. Dare yourself with the ultimate challenge and complete 180-degree turns on several 6-foot platforms. The Metropark also boasts the area’s largest pump track. This project was built with a generous funding grant from American Cycle and Fitness, and labor was provided by Michigan Mountain Biking Association volunteers. The skills course is closed during the winter. For more information contact the Stony Creek Metropark Park Office.
Are you looking for a challenging mountain bike course close to home? If so, come to Stony Creek Metropark for some of the best mountain biking in southeast Michigan. Mountain bikers and hikers enjoy 14 miles of hilly, heavily wooded dirt trails that traverse the southwest side of the park.
The best place for parking is at the West Branch Picnic Area, parking lot B. The trail head begins just off the cul-de-sac at the end of the parking lot.
The trails have been color coded for difficulty levels.
|Routes ||Distance ||Difficulty |
|Green ||5.7 miles ||Easy |
|Blue ||3.6 miles ||More difficult |
|Black ||4.6 miles ||Most difficult |
Please follow all local park rules:
- Stay on the marked trails only.
- Cyclists are required to wear a helmet.
- Pedestrians have right of way.
- Hikers need not follow directional arrows.
- The black trail is a single-track trail, all other trails are two-track trails.
Click here for a trail map.
Each year Stony Creek Metropark helps to host a wide variety of bike and running events. From the causal 5K to the 1/2 marathon, from mountain bike and cycle cross events to the occasional adventure race. Odds are, whatever your race of choice may be, we will have something to offer.
The 2014 race list is being developed; please check back for dates.
These events are all open to the public and will have use of the park trails during their event, however the trails remain open for the use of the general park user. We ask that caution be used during the races, both by race participants and park users.
Check back throughout the year for updates to the list of events.