Orion Oaks - TRAIL

Orion Oaks - Trail, Lake Orion, Michigan

Easy doubletrack. There are a couple short downhills and some interesting scenery but teh trails are made for things other than biking. It's just another place where biking is allowed. You are usually never more than 10 minutes from the car.

User Reviews (7)

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jessica   Weekend Warrior [May 30, 2009]

Great trail but do not bring small dog , due to our small dog being attacked by a husky and killed in this park. For cycling its ok but for walking smaller dog i would never recommend this place

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2
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2
Dave S   [Mar 17, 1999]

A good trail for beginners or people graduating from Paint creek. Easy but more like mountain biking then paint creek. Nothing hard but beginners will get a kick out of it. I'll give it 3 stars because it's a good trail for beginners.

Customer Service

All small loops that connect back togther

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3
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Steve   [Mar 27, 1999]

Now Dave's done it. This little park is not well known outside the local area but is great for those new to riding MTB as well as experienced riders wanting to put in some trail time when the other trails can't be ridden. That's one of the great things about this place, it's almost always dry. You can develop your own loops that can vary from 1-6 miles, some of the climbs in the middle are short but challenging. No singletrack though unless you count some of the "unofficial" trails.

Customer Service

Various

Similar Products Used: Bald Mountain, Stony Creek
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3
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Rob   [Apr 18, 2000]

Orion Oaks is a fantastic place to walk your dog. As far as mountain biking, well, at least it isn't paved, like an ever-increasing portion of Oakland County. It's also a great place for a trail run, or snow-shoeing in the winter time. If you see someone walking a German-Shorthair named Penny, it's me. Say hi.

Customer Service

Make up your own.

Similar Products Used: Potowatami, Holdridge Lakes
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1
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Brad   [Jan 08, 2001]

It is a good trail system for beginners. I take my 9 year old there. There are a couple of small climbs and some short down hills. The trails are wide enough to pull a trailer, so take the wife and kids. Orion Oaks is a great place to take the family.

Customer Service

Pick your own.

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3
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todd   [May 24, 2001]

Mainly rolling two track with a couple of too short single-track sections. Great place for beginners.
The more experienced rider might find it a bit boring. But when ridden at a fairly quick pace, this trail can accually be fun.

Customer Service

There are no defined "routes" to follow. Maps can usually be found at the parking areas on both Clarkston rd. and off of Joslyn.

Similar Products Used: bald mountain, pontiac lake, holdridge lakes
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3
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Reid   [Jun 02, 2002]

Overall I really enjoy this area, althought maybe a little easy for the experienced rider the scenery is excellent with a lake and many nice spots nearby for an enjoyable rest. A great place to take the family out on. Not huge, just ride for a quick ride, one of my favorites if used just for fun. I live actually less than half mile away so I bike it at least 4 times a week and find it great.

Customer Service

Go thru the wooded areas on the outside and perimeter of the park

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3
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Fred   [Nov 07, 2002]

This trail is rideable long before anything else in the spring. It drains well, and has a solid base. As soon as the weather is nice, however, too many dogs off the leash are here due to the dog park. There are signs posted about the mandatory 6 foot leash outside of the dog park, but it is more often than not ignored. Most of the animals are well behaved, but a few owners cant control their dogs very well. I recommend carrying pepper spray.

Customer Service

Large loops can be had by sticking to the perimeter trails. Climb the big hill in the middle a few times from different directions combined with a few long loops around the park for a decent training tide.

Similar Products Used: Pontiac Lake Rec Area, Bald Mtn
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3
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