Boyne Mountain - TRAIL

Boyne Mountain - Trail, Boyne Falls, Michigan

All kinds of beginner to pro level trails, great XC and some cool DH. If you want the fast stuff, bomb a black diamond called "Idiots Delight", just watch out for knolls and Boyne Employees, they don't like you on the ski slopes.

User Reviews (28)

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Steve NMI   Cross Country Rider [Aug 27, 2012]

Rode this for the first time this weekend and what a cool place! Great trails, some lighter stuff for newbies and some pretty challenging stuff for the experienced riders. Only complaint is that the trails could be marked better. The blue trail seems to be the most challenging but sometimes hard to follow when it intersects or follows some of the other trails. I rode without the assist of the ski lift so there was a good amount of climbing. There was a bit of sand but it has been really dry this summer. Awesome views. GPS recorded almost 1300' total climb on the blue in 9 miles. My only complaint would be trail markers but even if your not on the trail you where looking for its still good riding. All in all, I will be back

Customer Service

Blue if your looking for the most technical, Red is their race route, All are good stuff.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Senswyncup   Weekend Warrior [Aug 29, 2009]

Excellent trail! It was a little confusing at first. I was trying to follow the trail map given by the front desk. It isn't quite as marked. Not sure if they had things changed due to an upcoming race, but they combined the blue and red and if you are trying to follow the blue it might get confusing. All in all, after just giving up and following the red, it was great. I didn't have a great deal of time as I had just picked up my new GF Ferrous from Trailhead Bike Shop in Ludington (great to deal with) and this was a stop on my way back to Canada. I wanted to ride the blue as it was 3 miles shorter with the same experience. Overall it was great. I got turned around up at the lift and it was getting very dark, so I rode the road back to the base. I felt it could have been better marked, but that was the only downfall to the great course.

Customer Service

Follow the red for the best marked and easiest to follow.

Similar Products Used: Big - M, Hiawatha Highlands - Sault Ste Marie Ontario.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Gattaca13   Cross Country Rider [Jul 27, 2008]

This is one of my favorite trails in the country. Boyne offers beautiful scenery, great terrain, fast flowing single track and some good climbs. Definitely something for all kinds of riders. I ride boyne on a hard tail but I think an XC bike would be optimal. Please note, I am not refering to the down hill trails on this review. I am surprised that this is rated lower than Shingle Mill. Boyne offers a lot more designed MTB single track than shingle mill. Here is the link to the website: http://www.boyne.com/Summer/Biking.html

Customer Service

First word of caution: There are at least 3 different maps and none of them seem to jive. Map 1 is on the web site I list above. Map 2 can be obtained by the bike rental folks. And map 3 is posted throughout the trail network. My recommendation is to park at the tennis courts and try to follow the blue trails as much as possible. They all intersect at various points. The blue seems to have the best flow. Red and green seem to die at certain sections. White will mysteriously appear here and there. The flow works out something like pancake, littlehammer, sweep, ridgeline, outback, powerline and then shred. Take Dan's detour. The trail will widen out to a jeep or XC skiing trail. You will see a building across the road and sometimes there is a sign telling you to go left across the road. Instead, follow the wide trail up and to the right. This will lead you to a network of trails up to the top of mountain. When you finally break out to the road on top of the mountain and near the golf course you will see a blue trail directly across the road. Instead, follow the road to the left and find superbowl. Then you can work your way back down.

Similar Products Used: Shingle Mill-fun but straight and remote
Alpine Park - Gaylord
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
swixjohnson   Cross Country Rider [Jul 13, 2008]

Great set of trails with a mix of climbing, some technical decents and fast switchbacks. A bit sandy in spots so make sure you have the right tire/air pressure going in. Personally I would like to see a few more technical sections but we are in Michigan. Nice job keeping the trails up.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
funrideB   Cross Country Rider [Aug 23, 2007]

Nice ride. It is set up as a climb and a then short downhill. Climb has some nice fast sections, but the return is too short. No obstacles except for sand. Well marked, red tags is what I followed. Arriving up top is a rush, be sure to ride around there.

Customer Service

I have only ridden this once, started at the tennis courts and followed the bike signs. Believe red is the best ride. Fool around up top.

Similar Products Used: Avalanche Mountain, Kipp Rd., Shingle Mill
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
jordnsycoman   Downhiller [Nov 14, 2006]

I just moved to the area at the end of the summer. Only got to ride the hill about 5 weekends. I thought the runs were pretty good, especially since I heard this was the first season that they have done the bike downhill stuff. Only a few things that a hardtail couldn't handle, but a full suspension was the ride of choice. Definitely looking forward to seeing what they put up next year. Nice runs.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
mtb_biker   Racer [Jul 19, 2006]

Fun XC trails and ski lift access for downhilling. trail isn't marked too well so you'll definitly be doing some navigation if its your first time. The DH trail is really nice and takes around +/-3mins depending on speed. The DH trail that is to the right of disciples warming house (slightly down the embanked part) is a steep one and it's not ridden too much but is a blast and has some nice drops and off camber material. Definitly not for the fait of heart, and its nearly impossible to walk down so be careful if youre new to downhilling. The 2nd downhill is more ridden and is very clean. Its to the right of Disciples warming house and the trail starts inbetween two ski lifts right there. www.sicklines.com has video footage of the downhill.

Customer Service

For XC start behind the tennis courts
For DH , (the lift is $5 and is open friday/saturday from 5pm -10pm)
see www.sicklines.com for a videos of the downhill

Similar Products Used: Poto, Ft. Custer, Yankee Springs
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
yzfmattayo   Cross Country Rider [May 09, 2005]

What Happened? I rode the cross country trail yesterday for the first time this season, and to my surprise, the last third of the trail has disappeared into what looks like the beginnings of sub-division. Once you finally reach the top of the mountain, ride past the golf course and start you descent, you come to a fireroad in the middle of the frisbee golf course, the blue trail ends there now. Now you have to make a right and proceed down the fire road to where the trail cuts back up the mountain. In other words, "Toss your cookies", the "Prarie", and "Granny Gear" sections are all gone. This used to be one of the best trails in the area, and still is good, but I was extremely disapointed to find some of the funnest sections removed due to development. Boyne Mountain is still worth a trip, but just know it used to be about 4 miles longer and the real fast technical section and two of the epic climbs are GONE!

Customer Service

Start at the Tennis Courts

Similar Products Used: Vasa single track, Traverse City Aspen Park, Gaylord Northern Trail, Petoskey Hanson Hills, Grayling
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
VetMXR   Cross Country Rider [Aug 30, 2004]

I rode the Blue trail last year my first time to Boyne. I have to say I found it extremely challenging to say the least. There were some really fun sections, but the climbs (to me) were killer. I've got a lot of work to do! I returned this year, rode out from Boyne City to the trailhead. There was a no trespassing sign at the entrance to the trailhead by the tennis court (or permit required sign, something like that).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Hammer Time   Cross Country Rider [Aug 04, 2004]

There are three loops at Boyne mtn now.The Blue loop is about 14.3 miles.The Red loop is about 9.2 miles.The White loop is about 4.3 miles.The trails are well marked and kept up on a regular bases.They all have single track and alot of hills to climb.Boyne has put alot of time into the trails.All the trails start at the tennis courts and finish there.There is also some other trails that are marked with yellow that are alternative routes and awesome downhill courses.They have about 30 miles of trails all together.

Customer Service

The blue loop with NO MERCY is probably the best ride.

Similar Products Used: Boyne City has a mountain bike trail at Avalanche park.It is about 4 miles long and is the best trail in the area.It has alot of climbing,but what goes up must come down.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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