“A sweet ride through the U.P. backcountry along scenic lakes and rivers.”
— Rick James
Please wear hi-vis clothing if using trail during firearms deer season (11/15-11/30).
The Brunos Run Trail offers an 11.2 mile (18.2 km) loop ideal for hiking and mountain biking in spring, summer and fall and snow shoeing in winter.
The trail would be considered easy/moderate for most mtn bikers, and suitable for beginners in most sections. The trail is modest in elevation with only a few small climbs and descents along the route. Trail flows quite well, and can be ridden in either direction clockwise or counterclockwise.
Although the trail is not groomed in winter for cross-country skiing, it does offer a suitable source for experienced skiers who prefer to break their own way.
The trail winds its way past a host of small lakes etched in this relatively young glacial plain, taking hikers, bicyclists, snowshoers and skiers over gently rolling country. Further along, the trail runs over foothills, along overlooks and through valleys. Stunning views of the secluded lakes are provided all along the route that encourage riders to stop and take photos of the scenery. The many lakes and streams in the area as well as a variety of trees and other plants make it likely that those traveling the trail will spot wildlife or tracks. If you are lucky, you may have the trail entirely to yourself; and If you are alert you may spot deer, eagles, or other wildlife during your exploration.
Permits are not required for camping along the trail or for campfires. Be careful with fire.
Trail Safety: Please keep in mind that this is a multi-purpose trail (although horses and motorized vehicles are not allowed). Be prepared to meet hikers, bicyclists, skiers and snowshoers, depending on the season.
Bicyclists and skiers should maintain control of their speed at all times and approach turns in anticipation of someone around the bend. Skiers should be aware that the trail is not groomed in the winter, and some areas may be icy or uneven, and you may encounter limbs or trees across the trail.
Note: There is no cell phone service available at the trailhead.