Bass River - TRAIL

Bass River - Trail, Grand Haven, Michigan

Very, very technical, well marked. No hills. Trail test technical skills. No high speed stuff

User Reviews (24)

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ignition16   Cross Country Rider [Jan 28, 2011]

The trail is very flat, but quite technical. It can be boring if you're just out for a cruise, but it can be much harder if you really try to push yourself. That's the great thing about this trail, no matter what kind of speed you're up for, you can run it here.

The fastest I have gone around is 29:45, and I know I definitely could go faster than that. Once you get up to that kind of speed, you're regularly barely dodging trees and really working your technical skills. That's when the trail gets to be a lot of fun!

The second loop on this trail is definitely one of my favorite sections of trail that I have ridden. It has a great flow to it, a great mix of speed and technical difficulty.

Customer Service

Start with the shorter northern loop, then the two to the south of the main road. and if you're like me, ride that second loop a couple more times.

Similar Products Used: Cannonsburg Ski Area, Cannonsburg State Game Area, Luton Park
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4
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3
linear   Cross Country Rider [May 24, 2010]

Trail in great condition. This trail is best done at moderate speed without armor. Very easy to contact small trees. Very flat, I come in from the River boat launch as I park there, I get some warm-up and hills on the way in. Plus the young women sunbathing by the gravel pit is a plus. I have read some of the posts doing this in 20 minutes thats hard to believe, would like to see it.

Customer Service

None

Similar Products Used: None
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4
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3
ex95bravo   Weekend Warrior [Aug 14, 2004]

The trail is awesome, it dosnt have alot of hills and is mostly flat, but it is very technical. Very narrow paths, have to worry about smashing fingers! Alot of fun and scenery is beautiful.

Customer Service

No real routes, just make sure you are looking out for other bikers, no real place to pass each other.

Similar Products Used: Cannonsburg, Hofma park (easy trail), Pigeon Creek...
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4
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3
Dukers   Cross Country Rider [Oct 07, 2003]

A good local trail. Nothing extremly hard but can be as challenging as you make it. The first loop is fast with vary fluid corners and the second is extremely tight. Fun to race your friends and your best time.

Customer Service

Both loops at least once.

Similar Products Used: Robinettes, Egypt Valley, Yankee Springs
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3
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1
E-Rock   Weekend Warrior [Sep 13, 2003]

Very fun. Lots of techincal turns, and narrow trails. The scenery is pretty cool too. Wish it was longer though, you can whip through it pretty quick, even your first time.

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4
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3
yellowmtb   Cross Country Rider [Jul 16, 2003]

Excellent trail for the technical aspect. Tight corners, minimal (and I do mean minimal) hills. Many, many obstacles to tweak your cornering and sprints. Definitely is not a cardio workout, but is nice and aerobic. FUN! with a group ride, or better yet a night ride. If you are bored, gearing a 24 or 27th and do stop and start sprints between corners without shifting. Almost forgot, follow the dirt road east about a mile. Big hill to have fun on. Ride up and down this about 10 times if you want some cardio. I've taken some damage on this in a few places the downhills are quite deceiving. Not for downhillers, but x-country.

Customer Service

From Grand Rapids either take Lake Michigan Drive off of 196 and head west through Allendale. I can not remember the road, but it is about 3-4 miles west. Turn right (north) and go another 3-4 miles, you pass a gravel pit and turn right on the unmarked dirt road on to state land (if you get to the corner store you went to far). Travel down that road and you will see parking on the side of the road and the trail head starts on the north side of the road. You can take I-96 west from GR or east from Muskegon and exit the Coopersville exit. Drive south about 4-5 miles until you reach Lake Michigan Dr. (Admiral gas station on corner). Head west and follow the directions above.

Similar Products Used: Egypt Valley, Yankee Springs, Robinette's Apple Haus, Pando.
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4
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4
Michael   [Feb 26, 1999]

I really dig this trail ! As a single-speed guy, I like tight stuff & Bass has it. It's challenging to go fast, but rookies & kids I take there like it too. As one of the few areas 'round here that does'nt double as a X-C ski spot......it's rideable earlier in the year and that's important too.

Customer Service

Start at the trailhead, continue counter-clockwise

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3
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mike holovka   [Jun 02, 1999]

It is a credit to the trail builders that they could come up with such a good trail system in such a flat area. Good break from Cannonsburg. rookies can ride it to. But challengeing for anyone

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3
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kyle   [Jun 02, 1999]

nice tight singletrack to work on your technical biking. quick, fun, challenging (but everyone can do it) and theyve added another loop (thats always a good thing) so get there and check it out. ohh and if your a person that hates hills, this is your trail

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4
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Beercan   [Aug 11, 1999]

Good Technical riding. Fun short ride to go on expecially in foggy weather. Could use a little brush cutting but great trail anyways!

Similar Products Used: Cannonsburg, Yankee Spings, Fort Custor, Ionia
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4
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