Bloomer - TRAIL

Bloomer - Trail, Rochester, Michigan

singletrack along clinton river

User Reviews (34)

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murderface   Weekend Warrior [Jun 11, 2008]

Great little trail, has plenty of fun technical areas to make up for the rest of the boring ride. Jumps along the rails to trails part are great, you can make them as big as you want. The ravine area is fantastic, lots of places to ditch the written line and jumt to the next. Sucks about being private and having to pay despite having a state park pass.

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3
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3
gian   Cross Country Rider [Jan 20, 2006]

i ride this trail at least 2 to 3 times a week in the summer. less in the school year. its a great fun place not really the hardest tho but once you find the good spots and know where everything is its alot of fun. like others said its not really a loop but like i said if u know where to go. you just have to explore and find good things though much has been worn or messed up. some nice logs have been cut through and obstacles taken apart. i wish i could build some.

Customer Service

well if its your first time i know of one place that would be possible to describe . ride the trail through the fence which is the entrance and follow that for a while. when it splits got to the right, you should be following the river twards the waterfall. follow that trail along the river. you will pass a main double wide trail on the left but stay on the singletrack. follow the trail and u will find a very steep uphill. go around on the trial to the right. keep following the river. follow the trail till you get come out of the forsest to a wide trail thats looks over a cliff on the river maybe 15ft down. now go along the river till you pass the bench where you turn left into the forest again. once you enter there will be a trail going up the hill to the left( straight ahead its goes at a angle ). once you get to the top of that make a u-turn right and follow that for a while. ride that double track . it will pass a few trails that branch off but stay on it. it will soon turn right and com to the edge of the cliff. there is a trail to your left. it rides on the edge of mountain i call it and dont fall, follow it and you will come to a nice section of s's and some jumps ovr typed

Similar Products Used: stoney
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4
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3
jebediah   [Oct 27, 1998]

good local trail lots of races held here

Similar Products Used: stoney creek,bald mountain,addison oaks,pontiac lake
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3
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D. Rutt   [Nov 11, 1998]

True, this is not a very well balanced set of trails, but it has some pretty decent stuff, some nasty downhills that shoot down into the river and a couple of fairly good switchback runs, up or down. Worth the trip to do once in a while, but something like poto is better, because it's has everything you need.

Customer Service

Take John R. North until it dead ends into Bloomer.

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3
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Davey   [Nov 12, 1998]

Ahhhh Bloomer, when I first started riding Bloomer in '87 people at the LBS said make sure you wear a helmet when you ride there because the 'burnouts' will try to knock you off your bike. Well a lot of things have changed since then and nowadays you see a lot less redneck kids swimming in the Clintonville (or is that the Paint Creek). There are a lot of technical downhills as mentioned above but only if you want to try them. Mostly it's just good old twisty singletrack with some moderate climbs and fun downhills. If you live close to this trail it's definitely worth a try...if you'd have to drive a bit I wouldn't say don't try it but definitely don't expect too much.
If you trails where you can contstantly hammer a loop i.e. Pontiac Lake, then you might not like Bloomer.

Customer Service

Follow the little green Wahu stakes or just roam where you want to. Don't miss the switchbacks though.

Similar Products Used: I like Bald Mountain the best in the immediate area. It's vastly different from Bloomer... Also Stoney Creek is very close. Highland and Pontiac Lake are worth the drive.
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3
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Larry S   [Nov 17, 1998]

I like to call this place the most over-hyped trail in my vicinity. Or I like to call it "Erosion City" because of the severe erosion that has taken place since the first time I rode it in the early 1980s. The trails basically consist of a series of trails that go up and down a bluff overlooking the river. They're actually pretty boring and kindo of stupid to descend or ascend. When someone says "I ride Bloomer all the time" I know they are a hack or not a true mountain biker. The trails are in poor, poor shape especailly since the beginning of the 1990s. Don't waste your time going here...

Customer Service

Along the river

Similar Products Used: I reccomend Bald Mountain north or south unit any day over Bloomer. Also Stony Creek Metropark, Addison Oaks.
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1
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theDEADman   [Feb 16, 1999]

Too short for a day trip but makes for an awsome race course !!

Customer Service

I recomend this trail for the races that are held there !! other than that its not worth the trip

Similar Products Used: stoney creek , bald mountain , Addison Oaks
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3
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Dave   [Mar 06, 1999]

I have ridden this trail and raced one it. I was a lot better in the race. Has a good downhill section that is a blast and a long freeway section.

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3
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Dave S   [Mar 14, 1999]

I ride this trail a lot for the S-track downhills. They are worth it. Somedays I just loop around and ride it as many times as possible. There are a couple other sweet s-tracks throughout the park and lots of jumps and turns to play with on the flats. My friend and I just start from the beginning and then pretty much sprint to the first time we hit Paint Creek. We ride the first part out of the saddle. It makes the flats more interesting. One thing to be careful about is the bad erosion problem. My friend took a dunk in the river on a winter ride. Very original layout. I ride many trails and for some reason, I love the quirkeness of Bloomer.

Customer Service

Really can't explain it. There are a lot of trails through a little amount of land. Find one that you like.

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5
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Steve   [Apr 27, 1999]

This place is good for the downhills. It was very muddy when I went because it had just rained. You must try the downhills though it you are good enough.

Customer Service

From the parking lot go left and find a trail opening then just follow it. There are signs that say "Wahu" which basically mean downhill.

Similar Products Used: Addison Oaks, Bald Mountain, Stoney Creek
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5
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