Stoney Creek - TRAIL

Stoney Creek - Trail, Warren, Michigan

A mix of wide open gravel two track and freshly carved single track. The trail is very well marked using ski style symbols (green circle, blue square, black diamond)

User Reviews (39)

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braider33   Weekend Warrior [Jul 26, 2011]

Rode Stony Creek this past Saturday. I really can't say enough about the Park in general. If all MI parks are this well maintained and used (there were hundreds of people out cycling, running, skating, etc.) you guys should count your blessings. Anyway, this is a great place for riders of all skill levels. I would guess that half of the trails are doubletrack/jeep road and half are singletrack. The double would be great for beginners to get a feel for being offroad as it poses little to no technical effort. The singletrack which consists of what locals call "Rollercoaster" was great. I logged a little of 4 miles on it but don't think I rode it all. Rollercoaster was a lot of fun. Great flow. If I have one complaint it is the numbering system. It gets a little confusing in the teens and twenties because signs become used for multiple directions and trails. Probably not an issue if you ride regularly. All in all, great park with good trails. There is signage on the main road for a skills park but I did't ride that. Followed cars in front of me to the parking lot used for "Ski Trails".

Customer Service

Follow the numbers, 1-27ish.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
onlycrimson   Weekend Warrior [Jul 18, 2009]

Stony Creek is a great little ride. The pines are low and can sometimes be muddy, but the rollercoaster rarely is and is a lot of fun. It's not super long, but a little over an hour if you do all the single track.

Customer Service

Start at the highest parking lot in the west branch, there is a trail map here. From here you can head to all the single track. Hit the pines, roller coaster, switchbacks and even a little DH that doesn't get used much right near the 27 marker on the trail.

Similar Products Used: Pontiac Lake, Highland State Park
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
STACKBARREL   Weekend Warrior [Jul 08, 2009]

Tried this trail while visiting relatives in the area. Glad I did! The "difficult" sections are the fun stuff! There is only about a half hour worth of it, but it's a blast. Well maintained trail. I'll come back!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Riding Flamingo   Weekend Warrior [May 05, 2009]

The easy and moderate sections of this trail will be absolutely boring for more advanced riders. The difficult trails are a blast but there is only few miles of them. If you want to find out if mountain biking is for you then this is the place to go.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
bh357   Weekend Warrior [Dec 27, 2005]

I ride this trail once a week on average, as it is on my way home from work. This trail is not the most techincal, but it does have a good flow to it. There are sections where you can pick up a lot of speed. Overall, it is one of the faster trails I've ridden. This trail also dries out quickly after a rain. The Pines: This would be what I consider to be an intermediate singletrack, and is about 1 1/4 miles long. It is generally quite flat, with some nice flowing corners. There are a couple of small log piles, and a rather nice rock garden. Beware of the bridge when it's wet. The Snakes and Rollercoaster: The snakes provides the fun way up the hill, with some nice switchbacks. The rollercoaster is the main singletrack in the park, and is about 3 miles long, if you ride all legs. There are 2 bailout points. At the first fork, hang left to continue, take a right to bail. At the second (where it crosses the double track), continue straight (turn to bail). There is a fairly challenging hill midway through the first leg. This singletrack has very few log piles, but does have some fun switchbacks, and rolling hills. The doubletrack: I use this primarily to travel between the singletrack sections, and also to add mileage. The blue trail has a couple of fun hills, and reminds me a bit of a wider Bald Mountain.

Customer Service

I generally take the doubletrack to the back of the park, and ride the Pines. I turn right on the doubletrack after exiting the Pines, and ride to the middle of the trail system (there is a big map/sign here). The Snakes angles off to the right, and is the narrowest and most uphill of the choices here. I ride the snakes up to the top, and take the rollercoaster down. Usually, I ride all three sections of the rollercoaster, and then continue around to the right. I ride this trail all the way to the main trail off the trailhead, and then take the first right. This heads generally uphill. There is a branch off to the right (immediately before the trail goes downhill). Either take this branch to go to the top again, or go downhill, and you will be back at the Snakes.

Similar Products Used: Bloomer: Just exit the back of the park onto Sheldon, and head south. Take a left onto Tienken, and then a right onto Lecita. Take this until you go down a hill and curve to the right. There will be a small parking area on the left, along with a rail-trail. Take this east until you reach a bridge. This is a back enterance to Bloomer. Holdridge: Much more techincal, and slower. Bald Mountain North: Fast and wide. Take Predmore to Kline, for a short ride over to Addison Oaks
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
| P5yk0 |   Cross Country Rider [Apr 26, 2005]

I ride stoney alot seeing how it is in my backyard, and i can just ride in. All trails begin at the trail head in west branch. From there its all up to you on what to ride. There is some fun twisty,some what technical single track, and there is also double track that can be just as enjoyable. There are several differnt sections on the track there. The Pines: A wooded, mostly flat sinlge track in the back of the park. This is the section that contians the wooden bridge and also the rock pile. Its a beginned to intermedite trail, depending how fast you go. Powerlines: A hilly, short section on the trail, kinda off to the side and not the most ridden trail, Hard climbs with a nice short downhill at the end Rollercoaster A,B,C: this is the main single track in the park, after a nice climb to the top of Sheldon, you get a very enjoyable ride down the hill, some log jams and also other small obstacles. There are several smaller trails that branch off, keep to the left at the fork for the longest and most enjoyable ride. Some of the other trails are fun, but the are mostly out trails if you dont wanna ride the entire trail. Overall: A good trail for beginner and intermedite, not to much technical, but a good solid place to ride in the summer. I go at least 3 times a week or so. I ride a yellow Moab, Anyone sees me there, I would be more than willing to show some of the trails to you.

Customer Service

Following some one who knows the trails, or anywhere

Similar Products Used: Bloomer, P Lake, Bald Mountain
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
MikeBl   Cross Country Rider [Dec 20, 2004]

This trail rides great with snow. Some areas have frozen ruts due to trail use after the prior rains, be cautious. Had a great ride Saturday 12/18 before the extreme cold. Nothing was unridable at that time.

Customer Service

Behind somebody that knows the trails.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
froggyrider   Weekend Warrior [Jul 13, 2003]

I am in my third year riding. I consider myself and this trail imtermediate. Stoney Creek is a blast; there are several single track routes that each has its own style. The Pines has log jumps, a few radical down hills and a rock garden. The Snakes is a long, winding mostly uphill trail, and the other blue/black trails are full of roller-coaster switchbacks full of ruts, rocks, and roots. Each time I ride, it if different based on how I feel that day and how fast I go. There is always a challenge to be met, which is why this trail stays fresh to me. Then, when you want to be aerobic and coast, you can dump onto the double track and spin. Give it a try!

Customer Service

This is where I am at somewhat of a loss. The markings are not great to find the PInes or the Snakes. You can find the blue/black, but then you'll be missing the other fun rides. I suggest you go with someone your first time who knows all the ins and outs until there is better signage.

Similar Products Used: Stony is kinda out on its own. Bloomer is nearby, but its way different(more expert).
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Mike   [Nov 04, 1998]

Some two track that opens up to fast flat terrain. Some single track that has a few technical areas worth mentioning but not an abundance. A somewhat fun trail to take the wife and kids but a trail that you can get bored on rather quickly if done a couple times a week. If this trail wasn't in a metro park their would be more freedom amongst the Michigan Mountain Bike Association to make this trail worth giving a good rating. But since Metro Parks management has put a strict restriction on the development of this trail system it will only meet mediocre standards.

Customer Service

Not really sure because there are some two-way trails.

Similar Products Used: Addison Oaks, Bloomer
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RATING
2
VALUE
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John D.   [Nov 18, 1998]

This is a very cool place to begin riding. Its got something for everyone. Technical trails, double-tracks, single-tracks, and some climbing also. It's not that long, around 12 miles or so, but its worth the trip over to check it out.

Customer Service

Park in parking lot B, and enter the trail. There are really two different ways around the trails, either of them work fine.

Similar Products Used: Bald Mountain, Pontiac lake, Bloomer, Addison Oaks
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RATING
3
VALUE
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