Ruby Campground - TRAIL

Ruby Campground - Trail, Ruby, Michigan

This is a privately owned campground, which charges about $2 per biker to ride the trails. All singletrack of moderate difficulty with 2 water crossings of about 20 ft. in length. The water is only about 6" deep and very rideable. There is a killer hill after the first water crossing.

User Reviews (16)

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REDNECK   Cross Country Rider [Oct 10, 2016]

Very fun trail. There where a few tree's down it's been a few weeks since any trail work has been done. Could you a few more signs marking the trail around the campground but overall not to bad to navigate.

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4
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3
sv   Racer [Jul 27, 2012]

As far as singletrack goes, if you can go fast here, you can do it anywhere. Tight, momentum robbing trees and corners attack your line from every angle. You'll need legs to go fast for certain, but the key to speed is in looking ahead. There are hidden lines at every turn rewarding those who search them out with fast lap times (the trail is now up to 5.2 miles) and the satisfaction of being one with your machine! If you're going fast it's aerobic. If you're just getting around the trail, there are only two big climbs that will take you up in the red. There's a river to cross and a pond to swim in afterwards when the temps soar in the summer. Here's a link to a video if you're interested (may need to paste it into your browser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg57GmXJStU&feature=plcp

Customer Service

A little difficult to follow, but you start after the general commons and office area after heading out briefly in to the campground. The trail markers are better than ever (great job and props to the local club), so be sure to watch for the yellow card with black arrow cues.

Similar Products Used: Unfortunatley, there aren't any others in the area.
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3
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4
adumbfu   Cross Country Rider [Jul 04, 2005]

Privatly owned, all voluteer grounds crew, $2 riding fee, & challenging course adds up to one of the absolute best trails for serious riders in lower Michigan. If these trails are'nt good enough... quit your whining! You live in Michigan, not Utah!

Customer Service

The whole thing!

Similar Products Used: There are none thanks to our DNR!
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4
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5
djtrd   Cross Country Rider [Jun 13, 2005]

Well, where do I start... Ruby Campground is under new management and they're excited about bringing in riders. In fact they are a stop on the NORBA points series this year. Also there could possibly be a 12 hour race held there, nothing set in stone as of this review, oh the review... technical, tight, lots of climbing, kind of an all work no play situation. It is fun though. Some changes this year to the layout and relatively short at 4 miles or so, but worth the ride when the conditions are dry. And night rides are allowed but you might want to contact me about the particulars. Many thanks to Dave at the Bike Barn and all the guys from there and Alpine Cycles who help maintain the trails.

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4
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4
Mark   Weekend Warrior [Nov 28, 2003]

I have developed a love/hate relationship with this trail over the years. Probably the most technical trail I've ridden, take your attention off the trail for a second and kiss a tree! The "outhouse hill" is a must, good climbs, a screaming downhill on the wet side of Mill Creek are highlights of this ride. Thanks to Dave at the BFB in Port Huron for all the work he puts into this trail!

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5
VALUE
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4
BikrGrrl   [Jul 19, 1999]

Good trail. I'm in the beginner/intermediate category, so this trail was a bit much for me. The heat didn't help. The water crossings were great when it was 90 out. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. The killer hill was a "walker" for me, both up and down.

Customer Service

See above for directions.

Similar Products Used: Most often ride around A2 (Poto, Island Lake, Brighton)
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4
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Old Timer   [Nov 27, 1999]

Good technical course. Single track most of the time. All though woods. Lots of hills and the KILLER hill. You won't want to ride the KILLER hill after a rain. The couse is lots of fun and your feet will get wet.

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5
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BONZO   [Mar 06, 2000]

WIDE CAMPGROUND ROAD NARROWS TO CHALLENGING SINGLETRACK WITH NUMEROUS SHORT 'HUMPER' CLIMBS AND A COUPLE OF LONG STEEP-GRADED ONES ALSO. WATER CROSSINGS ARE SOMETIMES RIDEABLE (ROCKY), BUT DEPENDS ON TIME OF YEAR (DUE TO VARIED WATER LEVELS). FORMER GRAVEL PIT, SO SOIL VARIES FROM SOME CLAY TO SAND AND
TYPICAL HARDPACK. THERE'S SOME OFF-CAMBER, ALSO. 'OUTHOUSE HILL' IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CAMPGROUND IS A CHALLENGE IN ITSELF...BOTH GOING UP AND COMING DOWN. A FEW LOGS AND A FEW ROCKS, BUT NOT TOO MANY. OVERALL IT IS SET UP IN A SMALL ENOUGH AREA (GOOD USE OF LIMITED SPACE) THAT MAKES IT EASY ENOUGH TO REPEAT SOME SECTIONS OVER REPEATEDLY TO IMPROVE ON CERTAIN SKILLS...BUT BE PREPARED FOR A DECENT CHALLENGE. IF YOU'RE THE KIND OF MOUNTAIN BIKER THAT LIKES AN UNINHIBITED, FAST, AND FAIRLY STRAIGHT COURSE, THEN THIS IS NOT IT, BUT THEN AGAIN, WITH MODERATE TECHNICAL SKILLS, THIS CAN STILL BE RELATIVELY FAST BUT WITH A LOT OF FUN THROWN IN...THERE IS ALWAYS A SECTION COMING UP WITH IT'S OWN VARIED CHALLENGES. AND OF COURSE, THE MAJOR CLIMB ACROSS THE RIVER IS ENOUGH TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY...LITERALLY! (HOPING TO ADD A FEW COURSE REFINEMENTS THIS SPRING.)

Customer Service

SEE OTHER DIRECTIONS

Similar Products Used: MY OWN 'BACKYARD'...RUBYESQUE, BUT WITHOUT THE MAJOR CLIMBS, AND EVEN A LITTLE MORE UNDULATING. CHECK THE BICYCLE AND FITNESS BARN IN PORT HURON TO SEE IF RIDES ARE SCHEDULED...
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5
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Trevor Sutton   [Mar 10, 2000]

It is a very fun trail to ride. It is kind of a slow trail for racing on because the river crossing makes the trail very muddy. By the way, the river crossing is very good on a hot day. There is one killer long hill about half way into the race along with another killer downhill switch-back. All in all it is a very good trail to race on

Customer Service

Dont know. I rode it at a race

Similar Products Used: Nope. I ride mostly in Highland-pontiac-brighton area
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5
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Dennis   [May 23, 2000]

rode this trail for the first time last year on the MMBA race. It was the most fun race of the season. Moderately challenging, except that the promoters took out a challenging climb- ridge ride- downhill section for the beginners. The climb that occurs across the river is essentially impossible- everyone hiked it and it became almost like clay instead of dirt. It is the best MMBA race for spectators, as the race trail winds in and around the campground giving the race a lot of visibility. Looking forward to it this year also (June 18, 2000). The creek crossings definitely make this trail stand out. The water when I rode was almost two feet deep, however, not six inches.

Customer Service

no recommended route

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4
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