Days River Trail - TRAIL

Days River Trail - Trail, Gladstone, Michigan

Trail is singletrack with multiple circuits. Follow sign posts to the right each time to increase circuit distance. Lots of fairly easy and moderate hills for some good up & down travel. Also heavy woods (this part of the UP is mostly conifer forest in sandy soil) so watch out for the tree roots and sand patches.

User Reviews (14)

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JET   [Sep 18, 1999]

I had heard that UP trails were good. This ride did not disappoint. If you like the deep woods, this trail is for you. Would'nt be surprised to see bear on the next trip. Afterwards, go to the Dew Drop Inn Caf in Downtown Gladstone for excellent Yooper cuisine.

Customer Service

Take the 15-mile circuit (8 markers to follow). This offers the most variety with hills.

Similar Products Used: Escanaba Ski Trail
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3
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N/A   [May 19, 2000]

this is a great trail nice scenary with a river running through. THere are hidden jumps all over for a fun time. the steep hills have many displaced roots so watch out.

Customer Service

take the single track on the right of the start about ten feet up from the message board take the trail until you get to the trail map at left take the loop number two this will lead you six miles and back to the parking lot

Similar Products Used: the ten mile route loop nine takes you to the river and accross a bridge to a damed area with hills and drop offs
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5
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Dave V   [Jun 02, 2000]

Although, the trail is indeed beautiful and offers challenging ascents, there is one drawback that needs to be mentioned. Because of its location on the Days River, it is almost always a sandy ride. It is a great trail, and if you don't mind slowing down and fighting through beach sand once in awhile, the Days River Trail offers a moderate challenge for every rider.

Customer Service

The long loop... stick to the right, you can't get lost! =o)

Similar Products Used: Bruno's Run; located on Forest HWY 13 about 30 miles north of US 2.
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3
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Joey V   [Mar 13, 2001]

days river is a nice trail,and it is deep in the woods.You get a great view of the river too.

Customer Service

The longest one stay right and you will find youre way.

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4
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Travis Bradbury   [Apr 18, 2001]

Once u are on the expert track, watch out for thin bridges, My friends and i made them, they are kind of shaky but they are a challange. There is lots of mud, so if u go prepare to get durty, but its so great i cant believe it, i feel privaliged to be able to live a mile or so away from the greatest track in Michigan

Customer Service

if i were u, i would take the expert corse, its at the days river, rite when u start riding the trail, there is a bench on your rite, and once u pass the bench, take a rite onto this little track, its loads of fun!!!

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Pete   [May 21, 2001]

This trail isn't very technical, but it is a lot of fun. Most of it is up and down riding which will give you a great workout. The trail has quite a bit of sugar sand, but you just have to deal with it. Watch out for walkers and joggers on blind corners. Most of all enjoy the view, the river is spectacular, and it's not uncommon to see several deer while riding. Best ride around within 30 minutes of Escanaba.

In the fall you can't beat the fall colors, absolutely spectacular as with most of the U.P. fall colors.

Customer Service

Ride the whole trail, the last loop (5) has some of the best scenery on the trail.

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4
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NW   [Oct 15, 2001]

Radical set of trails! many different types of bridges, all homemade, very cool! we now have a boardwalk that keeps getting bigger daily!
Warning: bike at own risk! you will get wet and dirty. diehard bikers only!

Customer Service

Single track... drop in to your right, immediatly after the bench. when you get to the first bridge, go left or right... left is expanding.

Similar Products Used: Marquette!! Brunos Run. knew single track being started summer 2002, gooseneck lake! will be very cool!
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5
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Josh Cole   [Oct 17, 2001]

The new bridge is the boardwalk built by us regulars. Its now about 250 feet long and is constructed on everyday. Try, "the drop," off the bridge(only 3 ft)off the ground.
I'll be out there today making it longer and higher en route to the two story bridge. Our playground contains a nice little log ride and some teeter totters. Bridge count now is up to around 35 different bridges, expect alot more to come.

Customer Service

Entering from the parking lot, take a right about a 50 meters in, a small single track trail is located here.
When you drop into the valley, the trail splits. Go to the right for cool drops and muddy trails. Go left and experience the sweetest bridge section in the U.P.
If your looking for a challenge try our bridge section.
Don't let us catch you riding the huffy's on these trails.

Similar Products Used: Marquette has the only other extreme singletrack action. But where is the BRIDGES!!!!!!!!!
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NW   [Oct 25, 2001]

Go to www.geocities.com/h2o_skier1/Boardwalk.html for more info, and a pic.

Customer Service

same as above

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5
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Tom T.   [Dec 16, 2001]

This trail has the best scenary around. On the tricky part of the course the teetar toters and logs are the most fun to ride on. before you hit the sandy spots i would recomend riding in 1st to 3rd gear as it will slow you down some, a bike with full suspension will give you a smooth ride as the hardtails will be putting you on your keester with the tree roots. If you haven't been riding long i would recomend you should not ride the trail if you are a first timer.
During the fall when the leaves are down is most dangerous to ride because of hidden tree roots. althoug you can see more wildlife.
watch out for walkers on the way.

Customer Service

Same as above

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5
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