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11.2 mile 18.1 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 803' 245 m
Descent: -810' -247 m
High: 891' 271 m
Low: 779' 237 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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A sweet ride through the U.P. backcountry along scenic lakes and rivers.

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Please wear hi-vis clothing if using trail during firearms deer season (11/15-11/30).

Description

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.

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Aug 7, 2018
Nick Nedostup
11.2mi
Jun 27, 2018
Terral Artis
Aug 5, 2017
Molly Oberting
9.3mi
Jul 19, 2017
Darrin Purcell
was only able to do a portion but enjoyed what I rode very much. Nice climbs through a heavily wooded landscape. 7mi
Jun 15, 2017
Dan Olsavsky
Jun 15, 2015
Mike Van Abel
Great to see the new sections of trail with bench cuts on side slopes. Good to have bug repellant today!
Aug 9, 2014
Andy Mac
Awesome ride. Northwoods classic, h20 available at the put-in, swim in the lake when you're done.

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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  4.4 from 14 votes
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#36

in Michigan

#1,013

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Aaron Bouplon
Boulder, CO
Aaron Bouplon   Boulder, CO
AMAZING!!! A fast flowy trail with some sandy sections. Probably best done on a cyclocross bike. I've never done this trail with sunshine so I'm guessing that there is some sort of irrigation system installed in the trees. All joking aside, this one really rocks and the trail builders deserve a huge thank you and beers if I ever meet them. Oct 1, 2017

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