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Shelden Trails

📣 Please be aware the Shelden Trails are closed during the freeze-thaw season. We will update when they are back open!


The recently redeveloped Shelden Trails is a multi-use trail system. Today they are best known for their premier mountain biking experience but are used year-round as hiking and skiing trails as well. 17 miles of trails wind their way through the hilly historic grounds.

Users flow along one-way single-track dirt trails that connect to one another via double-track dirt trails. Maneuver your way through technical features or choose to bypass them – the choice is yours. For beginners, try our GROM loop that can be accessed at the trailhead near the West Branch Picnic area parking. Our GROM and Beach loops are handcycle accessible. For more expert riders, be sure to ride the Roller Coaster trail and hop on the Pine Jump Line.

Shelden Trails will close due to muddy conditions during spring thaw and during heavy rain events, to prevent damage to the trail surface. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the trail conditions for all visitors to enjoy.

Shelden Trails Map

Winter Activities Map

Mountain Bike Skills Lessons

Shelden Mountain Bike Trails are much more fun when you are good at all the fundamentals. Whether you are new to the sport or you want a refresher on the fundamentals. Take advantage of fundamental mountain biking skills lessons from a certified instructor, Kevin Gorman from MI MTB Instructors, LLC.

Click here to explore lesson dates and to register.

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