Bald Mountain North and South - Trail, Lake Orion, Michigan

Bald Mountain North and South - Trail, Lake Orion, Michigan

DESCRIPTION

Fairly fast rolling trails through the woods that have a few small, steep hills and occasional sand. The north unit has some great views and winds around several lakes as well as providing a better flow and longer loops. Mostly easy to moderate skill level. The trails remain wet for a long time in the spring.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 21, 2010]
hideyoureric
Weekend Warrior

My friends and I try to make it out to these trails a few times a week. I've been riding the North trails forever. Not as maintained as addison, but rugged at times. Definitely muddy riding too. We usually stop at Graham lake to rinse ourselves. The best loop in my opinion is the one that goes around graham lake. I also just discovered that there are some decent trails behind Lake Orion High School. I park in the back lot and ride toward the wood line. They are really tight/technical trails that hook into Bald Mtn south trails. Definitely a few hours of fun there as well.

What I always enjoy is that every time I have been to the trails there is hardly any traffic. I try to ride it during the day on a weekday, i'm sure it gets busier on weekends. Plus, it is always fun telling first-timers about the Kevorkian cabins (always a good rest stop).

Customer Service

Park either off Conklin Rd, at graham lake, or at LOHS (for south trails. You can also enter southern trails off greenshield rd (where u can obtain map if you want from DNR office)

Similar Products Used:

Addison

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 07, 2007]
Malaca
Weekend Warrior

Very beginner friendly trail here. Some nice climbs, fast trails. I am new to trail riding but am able to go here and have alot of fun. Lots of hikers, with/without dogs.

Similar Products Used:

Stony Creek.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 23, 1999]
Fred

When I lived in Michigan, I used to ride this trail 2-3 times a week. It can get muddy as hell, sometimes with lakes forming in some of the valleys. Starting from the south trail head, you need to watch out for the rifle range to your right, no danger, but you can hear the shots, from there you have some quick clibms and some nice decents. The trail is easy when dry and intermediate when wet, but it is a good ride for all abilities. For the advanced rider, you can fly through this trail, get lots of air, and have a blast! Take all the loops, they don't add much length to the ride, but their some of the most fun single track on the route. For a longer ride, take the off shoot to the Paint Creek trail and find some unmarked single track off the paths. All in all, this is a fun trail, never crowded, close to the city, and good for all abilities. check it out.

Customer Service

South Course

Similar Products Used:

Pontiac Lake - Highland Reck

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 25, 1999]
Steve

4 stars for the north, 3 for the south, rounds up to 4.

Customer Service

I should have said that the south unit is EAST of M-24, not west.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 22, 1999]
MCA

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RATING
4
[Mar 14, 1999]
Dave S

I have ridden this trail often because it's about 15 minutes from my house. It's short and not very difficult but it has some fun parts for and difficulty. I took beginners on this trail and they really liked it. The scenery is very nice and the trail is usually in pretty good condition. A classic mountain bike trail with teh usual rocks and trees thrown in. Anybody can really enjoy it but it is nothing spectacular.

Customer Service

The basic loop is a nice short ride

Similar Products Used:

Pontaic Lake, Highland, Bloomer...

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 02, 1999]
Steve

I wasnt sure if I went to north or south bald mountain but the riding was good. The city is really smart because the put gravel in the valleys where there is usually mud. Unfortunatly there is still a lot of muddy spots. Fast trail with few few people on it. I only saw 3 people on a saturday!

Customer Service

You decide. There are markers on the trails so you can pick how long you want to ride.

Similar Products Used:

Stoney Creek, Bloomer, Addison Oaks

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 17, 1999]
Bill D

This trail is gaining in popularity quickly. It has the potental to be one of lower Michigans best. The trail is very quick, with some killer down hill runs. If you follow the numbers, it is about 7.3 miles. The single track is not very difficult, and the uphills are not too bad. Beware of hikers! Most follow the direction, others just are uninformed. Worth the trip.

Customer Service

For the north trail, follow the numbers. Not sure on the south trail.

Similar Products Used:

Addison Oaks, Pontiac Lake, Stoney Creek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 09, 1999]
dh

Very enjoyable ride. Probably suitable for a beginner like myself (only the third trail I've been on). The area seems like it would be quite wet in the spring. In August there were some deep puddles on the trail. Nice single track with minimal sand. Watch out for walkers. If you don't like gunfire, avoid the south unit since it hosts a shooting range.

The outside loop is only 5 miles, so you'll need to ride areas a couple times or more to get some real distance riding.

Customer Service

South unit: follow the numbers. From marker #1 stay left at all intersections for the longest loop (about 5 miles).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 25, 1999]
robert

Due to it's close proximity, I hit this trail once or twice a month. Usually ride two circuits of it to make about a 15 mile ride (North Unit). Most of the trail isn't really what you would call "singletrack", as most of it follows the route of old logging roads and therefore doesn't have the thrill of trees flashing by 2 inches from your bar ends like a real singletrack. But isn't two track either--you could call it "wide singletrack" I guess. Aside from a couple of pretty steep (but short) climbs, this isn't really a technical ride. But there are some really fun downhills--because the trail is wide, and not very rough, you can really fly down some of them. There are some nice views here, especially from the top of the sledding hill and on the backside of the largest lake. Although there is a trail around it, I ride down the sledding hill for a real rush. A slow ride here is a Sunday drive, and a fast ride is a good cardio workout and real fun. A circuit of this trail takes me about 40 minutes. Technical it isn't, but this is a nice ride, and would be great taking new riders. Very well marked also. Watch for hikers and runners here, there are quite a few, and remember to be courteous so we don't loose a good riding spot!

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RATING
5
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