North of Kalamazoo and west of Hastings, the 5,200 acre Yankee Springs Recreation Area has numerous trails, including the 12 mile Mountain Bike Trail.
To reach the trailhead from Kalamazoo, follow US131 north for 45 miles to Exit 61 near Bradley. Head east on 129th Ave. (aka Chief Noonday Road and SR179) for 8 miles. At Yankee Springs Road, turn right heading south to parking area.
Overall, Deep Lake Mountain Bike Trail is the 1st most popular mountain bike trail of all 37 mountain biking rides in Michigan.