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Marquette, Michigan

6 mi   sand

Camp 4 Rd

Sand route from Camp 4 Rd to Camp 4 Rd, Skandia, Marquette County, Michigan

"In the non-winter months this is a nice trail. But in the winter it's a jackal. It could be the longest 6 miles that you will ever encounter on a fat bike. Great low-travelled connector from the Mangum area heading south. Opens up to some other cool gravel/dirt riding."

13 mi   other

Green Garden Area Loop

Other route from County Rd HQ to Co Rd 480, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

"Mixed-surface route follows lesser-used roads. Crosses the Chocolay river several times. Safe and peaceful ride. *Note: does cross highway and require a short stint on 41."

4 mi   sand

Co Rd NU to Old Kiln Rd

Sand route from Co Rd NI to County Rd BA, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

"Often used as an unofficial snowmobile trail in the winter months. Great for sneaking off the road to get closer to town. Beautiful in the fall."

5 mi   gravel

Cliff Power Rd to Marquette Mt Rd

Gravel route from Cliff Power Rd to Marquette Mt Rd, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

"Very Steep, Gravel Road."

7 mi   gravel

Sand River Rd to Mangum Rd

Gravel route from Co Rd BAE to Co Rd BAE, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

48 mi   gravel

Iron Ore Heritage Trail

Gravel route from Co Rd LLK to Iron Ore Heritage Trail, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

"The Iron Ore Heritage Trail traverses 47 miles across the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. The trail shares and celebrates the area’s rich mining history with interpretive signage, artwork and connections to museums along the way. On your journey, you’ll see many relics from a bygone era: mining shafts, forges, furnaces and other historical structures. The trail follows several former railroads, some dating back to the 1850s, built to carry the iron ore from the mines to the Lake Superior harbor: the Marquette and Western Railroad; the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway; the Soo Line; and the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad. Currently, more than half the trail—28 miles from Ishpeming east to Chocolay Township—is fully complete, about half paved and half crushed granite and/or limestone. This section is non-motorized in warm weather and a snowmobile trail from December 1 to March 31 each year. From Ishpeming west to Republic, the route is an unimproved dirt trail open for hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and ATV use. The western terminus of the upgraded section is the ski town of Ishpeming. The trail is paved through town and a short spur takes trail-goers along Lakeshore Drive up to the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, a former mining site featuring buildings and structures from the early 1900s, as well as artifacts, photographs, and mineral collections. From Ishpeming, the paved trail continues 2.5 miles east to Negaunee, crossing an area that was fenced off by a mining company for decades. This area has the very first iron ore mine of the Lake Superior region, the Jackson Mine, dating back to 1845. On the east end of town, be sure to take the spur to the Iron Industry Museum, which overlooks the Carp River. From Negaunee, the trail continues its eastward journey 12 miles to Marquette, connecting with the Marquette Multi-Use Path, which offers an additional 19 miles of paved trail to explore the city. Marquette is the largest community on the trail and a major port on Lake Superior. The trail continues southeast along the waterfront to end at Kawbawgam Road in Chocolay Township. "

10 mi   dirt

Harlow Lake to Dead River

Dirt route from County Rd Heights to Harlow Lake Rd, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

1 mi   sand

beginning of trail

Sand route on M-553, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

1 mi   dirt

Forestville Rd to County Rd Heights

Dirt route from Co Rd Hd to Forestville Basin Trail, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

3 mi   dirt

Brown Deer Rd/Co Rd Kr to Saux Head Lake Rd

Dirt route from Brown Deer Rd to Saux Head Lake Rd, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

"lost of cabins, lots of people. "

7 mi   dirt

Compeau Creek Rd to Co Rd Hd/Harlow Lake Rd

Dirt route from Co Rd 550 to Harlow Lake Rd, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

"Seasonal- as in not plowed. Some sections were really packed, while some dirt was powdery, could get sloppy with a little rain."

0 mi   gravel

Neidhart Ave to Norwood St

Gravel route from Neidhart Ave to Norwood St, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

"Gravel behind Woodland Park Apartments"