Bloomer in Ortonville - Trail, Ortonville, Michigan

Bloomer in Ortonville - Trail, Ortonville, Michigan

DESCRIPTION

I have ridden this trail a couple of times and found it very confusing. The first time I rode it I rode teh entire trail backwards. There are a couple signs at some intersections but all they have are arrows. The trail itself is fairly easy but I gave it an intermediate rating because of the confussion factor in finding your way through it. the trail is not very original but if you have ridden everything in this area, here's one more place to ride. enjoy.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 11, 2009]
Brent Schermerhorn
Weekend Warrior

I rode this trail last weekend, May 9th 2009, for the first time. The trail is surprisingly hilly for the area, and a great ride. From the parking area take the trail on the right, riding counter-clockwise. Arrows and distance markers are available at every intersection to point you in the right direction. There was little to no sand, but lot's of slippery leaves on the trail which is expected for early season riding. The trail was in very good condition for the most part, and is a non-technical fast ride. There were two large puddles of standing water on the second half (West side) of the trail that were not ride-able through and difficult to get around. Expect to get wet feet if you ride this trail in early spring. I'll post an update about the water if I ride the trail again later in the summer. Fun short ride!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 22, 2003]
JJ
Weekend Warrior

A couple of rippin down hills, Watch out for thorns, Start at Parking lot up thru access road up hill trail starts as hill flattens. climb a little more, then prepare to start rippin. a couple of great woopies to catch some hang time. Land and turn. many turns with out signs. If you go the wrong way you will end up back at parking lot, and just start over and turn the other way next time. this is a counter clockwise course. that means go right at intersections to do full route. Sledding hill will hit top speed. Enjoy...

Customer Service

Oakwood Rd, Just East of M-15.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 29, 2003]
gwb
Cross Country Rider

I used to ride this trail after work when I lived in the area. I rate it a 4 overall for fun and utter lack of other riders, hikers, or horses. If you pass one single other person while riding this trail, consider it a busy day! It is confusing and unmarked, but after a few rides, you know where to turn to link some nice loops together without very much repetition. There are some good climbs and downhills, too. I would XC ski here in the winter, and that's when I discovered some pretty sweet singletrack. But without trail maintenance, it was to overgrown to ride by July. One thing I haven't seen mentioned in other reviews: If you take the main trail straight north, past the right turnoff, you will eventually hit a gravel road (Sawmill Lk Rd.). Cross the road, and look around for another little trail that will take you into the north section of Ortonville State Rec area. In there, you will find some more trails to enjoy. You will circle to the east side of the area and come upon a two-track. Follow that back south, past the gravel pits, to Saw Mill Lk Rd again. Cross the raod and hunt around a little bit for another small trail, and it will lead you back to the main Bloomer trail again, this time heading south.

Customer Service

Build your own ride of 4 to 14 miles, by combining loops of various lengths.

Similar Products Used:

Highland Lakes.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 01, 1999]
john andersen

this is a good beginner trial,its a fun trail if you know where you are going.half of the trails are borring,the other half is some what challenging.so get out to o-ville and ride it some thim

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 28, 2000]
Mike Flack

technical and tight, lots of sand at times and floods tend change the trail direction. can be soft and muddy in the spring. Visit http://www.trails-edge.com for maps, pictures and descriptions.

Customer Service

River trails, flat circle near Avon Rd., and wahoo trail

Similar Products Used:

Stony Creek Metro Park

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[May 06, 2000]
ME

I gotta say that this area is great to ride. It's not technical but it can be fast. You can form two large loops and there are ways to form smaller loops as well. You can ride for 30 minutes or spend hours if you are willing to double up on the same loop. Don't miss the big open downhill after emerging from the trees!

Customer Service

leave the bloomer parking lot on the wide trail and make a left at the arrow. This will start you on a fun loop.

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I would tell you but then I'd have to kill you! Perfect for biginners and anyone who wants to build endurance.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 09, 2001]
aaron

This is a really nice little trail. While confusing, there are some really cool places like the switchbacks and river trails. They are hard to find, but do pose a challenge. the really nice thing about this course is how close it is to stony creek, bald mountain, and addison oaks. You can also access the trail from the paint creek trail. Its close proximity to other trails means you can ride a bunch of different trails with out having to drive to far.

Similar Products Used:

stony creek, bald mountain, pontiac lake, addison oaks

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 09, 2002]
me

this trail is fun and very chanlenging if even possible it has huge drop offs that i almost died on it was fun but very dangerous have fun try not to die

Customer Service

take wide trail to arrow and take a left

Similar Products Used:

bald mountain

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 10, 2002]
me

how do you get there??? i tried and ended up at Kennys house. I want to ride there but i dont know how to get there plese help me

Customer Service

i dont know yet

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 07, 2003]
promountainbiker

this trail is awesome. there are huge dropoffs and its sooooo technical. you will die here if you are not an expert. i am an expert. i win all the races at slickrock in moab, but this was way too hard for me. there are huge rock sections and enormous log climbs. very well maintained. you see a lot of good riders out there getting their butts kicked by this trail. THIS IS ONLY FOR EXPERTS. BRING A FIRST AID KIT. AND FOR PETES SAKE DONT DONT FORGET YOUR HELMET. YOU WILL DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
me and my riding buddys from moab are planning another trip back east to ortonville this summer. its sick ride. not for begginers. REMEMBER TO WEAR A HELMET. IF YOU DONT YOU WILL DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Customer Service

a little bit past kenny's house. the trail is well marked. you cant get lost.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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