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    Any trails that go between Dead River and Silver Lake Basin?

    I have the opportunity to stay at a camp on the Dead River. The owner thinks there is a trail, but I am having a hard time finding information on it.

    If yes, what is the trail like?

    Chad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad_M View Post
    I have the opportunity to stay at a camp on the Dead River. The owner thinks there is a trail, but I am having a hard time finding information on it.

    If yes, what is the trail like?

    Chad
    Do you mean from Dead River basin to Silver lake basin? The Dead flows out of the Silver lake basin then down to Superior on the north end of Marquette. There is a trail from Tourist Park near the mouth to Forestville rd and if you hang a right and follow it to the end there is a trail up around the generating station that I BELIEVE goes to the McClure basin on the Dead. From there I am not sure about trails. At any rate, Marquette has plenty of good trails to check out.

    Marquette County Earns World Class Mountain Biking Distinction : News : UpperMichigansSource.com

    Also, search "Bike Marquette" to find links to trails and such.

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    After looking into it, the owner was referring to the North Country Trail. I am not sure if that stretch is open for bikes?

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    Not sure, I'd contact the local NCT chapter.

    We are holding a gravel ride Sunday Aug 24th (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007629708023) that uses a very remote trail/2-track to link the Yellow Dog Plains to the Mulligan Plains between the Dead River basin and Silver Lake Basin.

    Shoot me a PM or email me at huroncrusher @ gmail.com and I can send a GPX file. Otherwise the cues for the route are posted on our blog at GPX File & Cues | Huron Mountain Crusher.

    There is also a trail that leaves 510 and goes towards Marquette but I still can't find a map of it but if you're on Strava do a search for O2S or Ore2shore and you'll see it as it's part of a huge race every year (it was last weekend).

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    That area is remote and constantly changing from new logging roads. There are plenty of super MB trails in Marquette, Ishpeming, and Negaunee. There are group lead rides from all these locations each week.

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    A good way to visualize the routes people use most often:

    Strava Global Heatmap

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    A good way to visualize the routes people use most often:

    Strava Global Heatmap
    Cool, Thanks

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