Flow - TRAIL

Flow - Trail, Marquette, Michigan

Note: This trail used to be called Art Sharp. I consider this to be a fairly technical trail, but I am just leaving the beginner stage and becoming an intermediate rider. I suppose to a more experienced rider it would be an easier trail. Regardless of ability, it is a fun trail. It does exactly what the name would make you think, flows up and down. Towards the begining there are a lot of rock surfaces that dip to dirt and go back up to rock. I found myself having to take it pretty slow and careful in the begining and approached the first ladder bridge carefully. After about the first 1/3 of the trail I was able to run it a lot faster. It is not that it get''s easier or simpler, it just gets less rocky. If my memory serves me correctly there are three ladder bridges on this trail. Everything else is rock surfaces, dirt, and roots. I dont know what else to say about this trail... perhaps I lack the free-ride vocabulary. What I do know is this is a deservingly popular trail worth riding a few times at least.

User Reviews (13)

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Billy Kribbs   Downhiller [Jun 10, 2008]

A great first trail for those wanting to try out downhilling and a blast for those who do. Reviews are pretty spot on- Nothing dangerous, and no slopes steeper than 30 % so you don't have to have a downhill bike to enjoy it. "Flow" describes it well, it has great rhythm and, well, flow! The bridges are 2 feet wide and well built over beautiful ravine creeks. A great confidence inspiring trail and contrary to other reviews, its an awesome place to expose newbies / girlfriends to the bliss that is downhill.

Customer Service

I just visited Marquette and felt the need to update old reviews on some of the trails here to give potential visitors a better idea of what to expect and where to go. All of the Marquette trails are on Marquette ski mountain or within a 1/4 mile of it and the parking area. Its great because you don't have to make critical decisions about which trail (s) you want to ride, you can hit all of them. The locals are the friendliest people you will EVER meet. Being from Chicago, its almost creepy! They all want to not only share their perfectly maintained trails, but ride with you as a guide. This is the mid-west's only worthy downhill and it will not disappoint even a seasoned downhiller.

Similar Products Used: Pioneer Loop, Marquette Mountain Loop, Anything on the resort
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5
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2
MantoR   Weekend Warrior [Jul 05, 2005]

I don't know if they have worked on this since the last post, but this is a great trail! Good fast techincal trail with some bridges. You can really open it up if you don't mind bouncing off the rocks and roots. Makes for a great ride.

Similar Products Used: 225
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5
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3
noremorse   Downhiller [May 17, 2005]

Great trail. It needs some work right now... the winter/last season were brutal to it. After we bring our shovels and do some work on it, the trail will be tip top. Technical trail with a lot of "flow". A few bridges/logs... lots of up's and down's.

Customer Service

Above says it all.

Similar Products Used: Girly, Prison Trail, Down a River/Up a River, Double Take
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5
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3
mess-downonly   Downhiller [Oct 14, 2004]

super smooth!great warm up trail, doesnt have many jumps, a little gap and some ladders, but this trail is so much fun, its really fast and flowy.

Customer Service

up,down,up,down,upthendown

Similar Products Used: everything is awesome there.hook up with some localsthey will show you MOST of everything, ask for Nate Longton
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5
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4
Super Dave   Cross Country Rider [Jul 18, 2003]

Trail now known as The Flow

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5
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3
Jb   [Nov 15, 2000]

Definetly a progressive trail that needs a lot of work. More dangerous obsticles then technical skills. Much wasted wood where wood where bridges don't need to be built. The area however is superb. With a lot of love and a more conservative attitude this trail could earn more positive fame.

Customer Service

Near the ski hill, up benson grade, and to the right. You can't really see the opening so ride over the rock outcropping into the woods.

Similar Products Used: Your mom, your sister.
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2
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Harold Balsonya   [Nov 19, 2000]

This trail Rocks It is tons of fun with lots of skill needed. I have only riden it one time with out a good fall. This trail will force you to be a more technical rider.

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4
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shop rat   [Jan 29, 2001]

This trail has great potential when completed. It has a big elevated bridge, long downhill sections, rock gardens, and drops. I hope this trail is finished by 2001 and remains a full decent with no ups.

Customer Service

Top of Benson, to the right.

Similar Products Used: All south trails rule.
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4
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dpenn   [Feb 05, 2001]

Very fun! also very technical be careful!

Customer Service

Up Benson, to the right.

Similar Products Used: Any of the South trails
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5
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Steve Goaphefelot   [Feb 16, 2001]

This trail rocks. Especially the bridges.

Customer Service

Top of benson take a right.

Similar Products Used: All the South trails.
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5
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