Arcadia Dunes: Camp Trails
Dry Hill, a nearly 10-mile loop, was designed by mountain bikers as an intermediate run of quick rolling hills and numerous long uphill sections. In contrast, Camp Trail was laid out along fairly level terrain, making the 3-mile loop much more appealing to those just getting into off-road cycling. In 2019, the Norman Road spur was added, providing an additional mile of much more challenging terrain for mountain bikers.
Camp Trail can be accessed from three different trailheads with two of them passing through Abby’s Woods to create easy, non-technical outings through forests, open fields and old orchards. From the Abby’s Woods trailhead on St. Pierre Road, Camp Trail is a 3-mile loop that includes backtracking the final 0.85 miles. From the St. Pierre Trailhead just off M-22, Camp Trail is a 3.7-mile outing with a mile of backtracking. You can avoid doubling back on either and shorten the rides by following St. Pierre Road at the end for a quarter mile back to the trailheads.
For a ride of intermediate difficulty, mountain bikers begin at the Norman Road trail with a heart-pounding climb of more than a mile before merging into the Camp Trail loop. Needless to say, this 3.7-mile outing finishes with a wild downhill run.
Camp Arcadia like Dry Hill and Abby’s Woods is a multi-use trail enjoyed by hikers much of the year and snowshoers in the winter.
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