Mountain Bike Munising

Munising has been working hard in the last decade to put themselves on the Upper Peninsula map as a premier mountain bike destination. Exposure from publications like Freehub Magazine and U.P MTB Magazine have backed up the hard work happening here. Make it the first stop on your U.P. mountain bike circuit. The area offers 4 diverse trail systems all within minutes of Downtown Munising and local lodging. After a long day on the saddle cruise downtown for a craft brew at East Channel Brewery and take your pick of the many fantastic restaurants.

Munising Mountain Bike Park

Munising’s premier trail system is located within riding distance of downtown. Visitors should have no problem finding the newly built trailhead including bike repair station, picnic area, trail kiosk and pit toilet. Locals dub these trails a mountain bike playground. At the top of the hill you will find 3 different jump trails, a wooden skills park and outer cross-country flow trail. Linking these epic trails and the parking lot is the 1.5-mile ADA accessible gateway loop. Munising Bay Trail Network

Valley Spur Recreation Area

Looking for fast paced flowing singletrack? Find it at Valley Spur’s 12 miles of single track built by Marquette, MI trail building company Flowtrack MTB. The trail begins from the parking lot (to the right of the lodge at the top of trail B) and traverses the hills surrounding the trailhead. The lack of large roots or rocks creates a family friendly riding experience. For those looking to push a serious pace and test the limits of their tires, get ready for 12 miles of high-speed berms and rollers. Shorter routes can be created by combining sections of singletrack and two track trails.

Forest Service – 906-387-2512 – Visit website for more information

Bruno’s Run

Bruno’s Run is located the farthest from town, about a 15 minute drive down Highway 13. This trail is an old school singletrack trail featuring man more natural obstacles. A 10 mile looped ride offers outstanding scenery that makes the trail an easy sell. Expect Small wild lakes, streams and sections of older growth white pine.

Forest Service – 906-387-2512 – Visit website for more information

Grand Island

Start this ride off with a short trip on the Grand Island Ferry over to Grand Island. The outer biking loop takes you along breathtaking 150 foot cliff tops, past secluded beaches and historic sites. The terrain is made up both of improved and unimproved two tracks. The loop is passable by hybrid, mountain, gravel and fat bikes. Most riders are able to tackle the loop between 2-4 hours.

Forest Service – Tel. 906-387-2512 – Visit website for more information

Ferry Service – Tel. 906-387-2600 – http://www.grandislandup.com/

Events

Look out for Hiawatha’s Revenge unofficial gravel bike race in early June on Facebook. The race meanders through miles of the beautiful Hiawatha National Forest. Distances range from a 100 Mile to 30 Mile races.
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