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Popular with mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers, and cross-country skiers, the Shelden Trails at Stony Creek Metropark has received approval from the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority to extend and develop the trail system to become a premiere natural surface single track multi-use trail system in southeast Michigan.

History of the Shelden Trails

 How you can help!

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Foundation, in partnership with Shelden Trails user groups to raise the funds necessary to complete this project. The total project cost is estimated $425,555, please consider making a gift to support the design and development of the trail system by giving here.

Planning Documents

Shelden Trails Concept Plan [PDF]
Shelden Trails Field Design Report [PDF]

09Apr 19
Shelden Trails Project Update
The Shelden Trail Development Project has great momentum and we are excited to share that at the December meeting of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Board of Commissioners, they approved the concept design provided by Applied Trail Research (ATR).
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15Mar 19
Shelden Trails Development Project: Trail Building Workshop and Training with Applied Trails Research
The workshop and training is open to all skill levels; new volunteers and seasoned ones are welcome. The morning session will be indoors, focusing on trail sustainability fundamentals. In the afternoon, we will shift to the outdoors where volunteers will participate in additional hands-on training on the Stony Creek trail system. We will be pairing volunteers with what matches their skills and abilities.
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20Dec 18
Stony Creek Metropark Shelden Trails Update #1
We are excited to announce the concept design of the Shelden Trails Development Project was approved at the December 13th Board of Commissioner meeting. Presented by Jeremy Wimpey of Applied Trails Research, the proposed concept design was based on a comprehensive assessment of the current trail system along with input from stakeholder partners as well as public comment.
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53% Funded
$253,190 Raised
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