Munising Bay Trail Network

Community Partners with Munising Visitors Bureau

Brief update of two MBTN mountain biking trails


Valley Spur Singletrack: (Beginner to intermediate level)

There is approximately seven miles of fun, flowy singletrack trail completed to date. The trail begins to the right of the lodge (top of trail B). Follow the wooden posts that read “singletrack” until the trail ends at a two track (trail 3). You can either choose to ride up and back (both ways) to get a fourteen mile singletrack ride in….. Or ride a loop in either direction using the two track trails (trail 2, 3) to link the start and ending points of the singletrack to make it an 8.5 to 9.5 mile loop.

The logging operations will be moving in closer and possibly on sections of the trail as the 2017 season progresses. Signs will be posted at both the trailhead and on the trails that are affected. Trail updates will also be posted on our facebook page.

Please abide by the “closed” trail signs where they are posted. Updates will be posted as we complete the finishing work and open new sections of trail throughout the building season.

Here is a Link to the two track bike trails at Valley below: copy and paste into your browser. (Note: Trail 1 is very sandy after it crosses the gravel road)…/up…/2014/05/valleyspurbiketrails.pdf This trail is in progress and will be a 12 mile loop when complete.


City Trail: (Intermediate level)
The 1.4 mile "MBTN" singletrack loop can be found at the top of "stink hill" behind the Hillside Party Store. After reaching the first intersection "Y" at the top of the steep climb, you will stay straight. At the top of the next short incline, the trail will cross the two track. It can be ridden/hiked in either/both directions. It has a few steep climbs, but is well worth it when you see the fantastic view of the West Channel and Grand Island.

Map of Hillside Trails in Munising Jan 2017.  Access is up the hill behind Hillside Party Store.

Bruno's Run: (intermediate level)
Bruno's run is located 10 miles South of Wetmore on H13 (Wetmore is located 3 miles East of Munising on M28). There are several options for Parking (Mocassin Lake turnout, Pete's Lake campground, and McKeever lake boat launch). This is an approx. 10 mile loop (a tad shorter) and is very scenic. It takes you by several lakes, rivers, and streams and is located in the Hiawatha National Forest. This trail has sections of roots and is more technical in these areas, but overall very rideable for most.Several reroutes have been constructed in the last couple of years to go around some of these areas. Additional reroutes are planned for the future.


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Grand Island Trail:

mountain biking/hiking: The island provides a combination of rugged dirt/sand trails and easier gravel roads that will accommodate any level of biker or hiker. For example, a family planning a day of biking can arrive on the early boat, take a leisurely pace and travel partway up the west rim trail, cut across the island on an old logging road to Trout Bay Overlook, travel down to Trout Bay day use area for a picnic and beach walk, and finish the day biking down along Murray Bay to Williams Landing in time to return to the mainland. More advanced, energetic cyclists can mountain bike the 20-mile main island perimeter route in four to six hours, with time for brief stops and some exploration. Bicycling off roads and trails is not allowed because it damages fragile vegetation.

If you don't have a bike with you, no problem! The Grand Island Ferry Service rents mountain bikes right at William's Landing. For more information about bike rentals or ferry schedules, please call (906) 387-2600. If you are traveling to and from the island on the passenger ferry, keep the ferry schedule in mind as you plan your time on the island. Consider your level of fitness and your pace as you make route choices.

Hike Only:

The North Country Trail has several segments in Alger County which includes the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Valley Spur Recreation Area is a trailhead for the NCT and has a segment that leaves directly across from this parking lot that makes its way to Rock River with several road crossings along the way. It is a beautiful section of trail. Make sure to have bug spray handy this time of the year.:)