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Oakdale Trails

Oakdale Trails consists of 9.5 miles of natural surface singletrack owned by the City of Lapeer. This multi-use trail caters to Hikers, Runners, and Cyclists for most of the year and Snowshoers, Skiers, and Fatbikers in the Winter. There are two distinct trail sections all reachable without any road crossings thanks to a railroad tracks tunnel and two underpass routes beneath the DeMille Blvd. bridge. The South trails are adjacent to Farmers Creek and travel near the Oakdale Cemetery and former Oakdale recreation area.  The North trails are in a mature forest adjacent to Rolland-Warner Middle School. The main trailhead is the Prairies & Ponds parking lot South of Chatfield School and includes a year around toilet, pavilion (coming soon), water (coming soon), and tool station (coming soon). Other trailheads exist at the entrance to the DTE Solar Farm and the end of John Connely Dr.

The trail system is managed by the City of Lapeer Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with the Friends of Oakdale Trails, an all volunteer group of local outdoor recreation advocates and trail stewards. The Friends of Oakdale Trails are dedicated to providing access, maintenance, and improvements to this remarkable local resource. More information about work days, trail conditions, group rides, and other social events can be found at the 'Friends of Oakdale Trails' facebook page (view here).

Oakdale Trails are Mountain Bike enhanced, meaning there are numerous trail features such as berms, rollers, rockpiles, and skinnies to build excitement and skills. All trail features include an alternate line so the user can choose the level of difficulty. Another way the trail offers choice to the user is with stacked loops. Oakdale has seven distinct loops. A stacked loop is where successive trail loops are "stacked" upon each other, connecting in such a way as to give users options for extended distance or varied routes.

Trail Maps / Photos
North Loops in Woods at Oakdale property
Heitsch Loop - 0.6 Miles 
Thumb Loop - 0.75 Miles
Tube Loop - 1.1 Miles
Entrance Connector - 0.5 Miles

South Loops  in Farmers Creek at Oakdale property
DeMille Bowl w/ Tech Loop -  .75 Miles
Osprey Trail - 1 Miles
Cemetery Loop - 1.7 Miles
South Loop - 1.7 Miles

Winter Aerial View of North Loops - Woods at Oakdale       Trail 3

Trail 1        Trail 2

Oakdale Trails are an affiliate of The Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA), our regional chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). CRAMBA exists to maintain and develop mountain biking tail access, support relationships with land managers, and promote responsible mountain biking in Southeast Michigan. CRAMAB is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Learn more at

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TrailSense, LLC., is a Michigan company offering full service trail planning, design, and construction. Whether it's a bike park, backyard pump track or miles of sweet singletrack in the woods, contact TrailSense  to get it on the ground.

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