River Bends Park

Description: River Bends Park hosts nine miles of natural surface trails, both two-track and CRAMBA-maintained single track. An asphalt path runs throughout the park, crossing the Clinton River to Woodall Neighborhood Park and over to downtown Utica.

Containing a paved path, wide two track, and single track trail, River Bends is a park for everyone. The single track trail winds its way south along beautifully wooded, terraced ridge before turning north and snaking through trees and heavy brush tunnels. The single track trails are beginner friendly, but present enough of a challenge that seasoned riders won’t be bored.

In winter CRAMBA grooms a Snow Bike Route (RB-SBR) so fatbike riders can enjoy riding quality, fun trails year round. Each February CRAMBA hosts the ¡Ay CRAMBA It’s Cold Out! Fatbike / Snow Bike Festival at River Bends to celebrate winter riding.

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Trail Miles: 7.7 miles of Single Track, 1.3 miles of Unpaved Two Track (7.5 miles of Groomed Trail on RB-SBR)

Entry Fees: None

Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm or Dusk (whichever comes first), Every Day, Weather Permitting

Trail / Park Website: Link

Trail Conditions and Comments Thread on MMBA ForumLink

Map: CRAMBA_River_Bends_Trail_Map_2022-Nov-29.pdf

Snow Bike Route MapCRAMBA_River_Bends_SBR_2019-Dec-13.pdf

Address: Park Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48317

CRAMBA Trail Coordinators: Jeremy Verbeke

CRAMBA Trail Email Address: riverbends@cramba.org