Serene beauty is one way to describe the trails in Michigan’s. Riders can enjoy seemingly endless trails and forest roads through the wilderness of the national and state forestlands.
Challenging trails can be found throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Luce County invest riders to enjoy their trail systems; 33 miles in length is the Two-Heart Trail, and the Pine Ridge Trail which is approximately 44 miles combine to take riders through heavily treed forestlands and around pristine lakes. Camping accommodations can be accessed directly from the Pine Ridge Trail and fine dining and lodging can be found in nearby Newberry. While visiting the area be sure to take a road trip to see the Tahquamenon Falls, the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
Drummond Island, located off the eastern tip of Upper Michigan in Lake Huron, provides advanced ATVer’s with the challenge of the 60-mile Drummond Island Trail. A challenge for even the most experienced rider, on the trail riders will encounter narrow trails, very rough terrain and steep grades. Extreme caution should be taken when riding this trail.
Riding opportunities abound in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula. Just west of Schaffer in Delta County begins the Felch Grade, approximately 30 miles of trail flows along an abandoned railroad grade northwest to the Dickinson County line. In south central Dickinson County, the Norway Trail loops around lakes and rivers for a near 50 mile excursion. The Republic Champion route is a near straight 8-mile jaunt between the two towns in Marquette County. The Forest Islands Trail in Delta County is a 33-mile trail on which along the way you can view the splendid beauty of the Cedar River. The trail can be accessed either northwest of Cedar River in Menomonee County or 1 miles south of Escanaba in Delta County.
The Western Upper Peninsula offers off road enthusiast’s nearly infinite riding possibilities. Hundreds of miles of scenic and historic trails abound. The Bill Nichols Trail begins in Greeland in Ontonagon County and travels northwest for 35 miles to south of Houghton. Riders will enjoy an exciting trek across the Fire Steel Bridges; each trestle is well over 100 feet above the river! Another route, the Hancock-Calumet, is a fun-filled trip between the two cities. An abandoned railroad grade from Iron River east to Watersmeet and on to Marenisco provides riders with nearly an 80-mile journey.
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