Fumee Lake Natural Area - TRAIL

Fumee Lake Natural Area - Trail, Iron Mountain, Michigan

Big and small lake double track loops, with marked cross country ski trails that provide a good climb. Single track is found coming down from both ski trails.

User Reviews (8)

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Jeremy   Cross Country Rider [Aug 16, 2011]

Heading up to Ore to Shore in Marquette and thought we would stop at the bike shop in Iron Mountain to see if there were any local trails. The shop recommended Fumee Lake and we were glad they did.

Excellent singletrack with some interesting features such as tree tunnels over the trail and creative rock piles.

If you are passing through the area it is definitely worth a stop and if they added more singletrack it would be worth a special trip.

Customer Service

Stop at the bike shop in Iron Mountain and get directions, we rode the 2 main sections of singletrack both directions.

Similar Products Used: Marquette South Trails - Gorgeous Trail, Goat Trail, Flow Trail
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3
verdigris phlogiston   Racer [Jul 21, 2003]

some great single track, most of it rather easy but w/ great moguls & dips. not too steep but SUSTAINED climbs, esp. on the mtn ski trail (as distinguished from the mtb trail there). other s-track is south of LITTLE F. Lake. there are more primitive s-track opportunities, for example: from w parking lot near Lk Antoine, take 1st single track to north but don't cross the RR grade; get on RR grade & pedal east for 50+ meters then look for grassy opening on left (north), veer north (leaving RR grade) & a bit northeast & you catch a track that climbs along the power line: this one's not for the glamour boys, gotta be in real shape to enjoy. reward is mtn-top & a field where I saw like 30 deer sunday nite. relax in between on flat double-track trail system. something for everyone here: bike, run, swim, kayak, ski, jump, crawl.. just get your poon at Fumee Lake

Customer Service

opposite parking lots off Lk Antoine Dr & 396, latter is bigger & posher, but former has a water spring nearby

Similar Products Used: Niagara trail "down by the river"
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5
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3
NIK   Cross Country Rider [Jul 12, 2003]

Nice single track for cross country riders and the ski trails in between offer a nice break. Not incredibly technical, but being able to ride the downhill parts of the sigle track fast make up for it. It would be great to see some stuff built out there so a full suspension could be used on the trails. Oh yeah, watch out for people on horseback or just hiking on the trails around the lakes.

Customer Service

Start at the parking lot on the west side of Big Fumee Lake.(The entrance is near the Lake Antoine Park and Campground.) Go left and start to head up the hill on the north side of the lake. You will cross an old railroad grade and the single track starts on the right. After the single track, head left to the east side of Little Fumee. Go up the hill on the south side of the lake and just as you are starting to descend the other single track will be on your right. It's all down hill and is well worth the climb. You will come out on the trail you used to get up the hill and from here you can do whatever.

Similar Products Used: "The Gorge"...Not too many people know about this I don't think. I bike out there all the time and only see hikers. It's about a mile outside of Norway, Michigan (Highway 8) and you will see a Piers G
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4
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4
  [Nov 14, 2000]

It was a flat loop until you got to one hill and it was huge we climbed for what seemed like 20 min then the down hill was really short and steep with some washout

Similar Products Used: BRUNOS RUN very senic rolling hills fun not very hard BUT WORTH IT
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Dave   [Jun 05, 2001]

There is a long climb to the top of the expert loop and then an equally long downhill section with lots of washout - it's been raining quite a bit this spring. This was all double track x-country trail but definitely a challenging climb. Flat double track loop around to the intermediate loop and then another good climb to the power lines. Once you cross the powerlines there is a very long (2 miles at least) downhill windy single track loop that was fun back to the parking lot. The loop was right on 10 miles and 45 minutes plus depending on your fitness level and attitude the day you ride.

Customer Service

Parking lot to expert loop, other side of lake, up the intermediate loop until you cross the power lines then look for the single track on your left and back to the parking lot.

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Brandon   [Jul 12, 2001]

Awesome singletrack and decent climbs middle section gives you a good rest between the two climbs.

Customer Service

East parking lot to Mountain Loop up hill and down backside stay right around big lake to south ridge loop climb up hill and take single track down to parking lot.

Similar Products Used: Niagara Park and Trails 6 miles of single track and good technical race course
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EGG   [Sep 25, 2002]

A fun trail for the area. not very technical but a nice tight hard packed single track that is a good workout..

Customer Service

The southern sng track is all uphill but it's all worth once you get to the top. The northern loop is longer and more difficult and I usually ride it backwards cause it's faster.

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3
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Pete   [Nov 22, 2002]

Some of the best riding aroung. The hill climbs are challenging enough for even the best riders, and will give you a hell of a workout if you push it. Both lower and upper single tracks are a great ride and technical enough to challenge anyone. This place has it all.

Customer Service

All of it. Single track or hill climbs, they're all great.

Similar Products Used: Bruno's run and just about any trail in Marquette.
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