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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby Sortaslow » May 20th, 2014, 7:36 am

Ogemaw... yup. I go generally once or twice a year. I prefer Rifle River 15-20 mins or so away. I ride both when I'm there though.
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The trail map is way wrong. Just ride around, get lost and have fun. It's all just interconnected loops.

You may see a horse or two riding there. Not enough to mess up the trail.
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby Zoo1424 » May 20th, 2014, 8:01 am

I rode Ogemaw on Sunday. The southern loop has a few mud holes and the trails are leaf covered but no major trees down. Northern loop is good as well. The leaves are not as bad on that loop. There were quite a few people out - for that area - enjoying the trails. I'll be there again this Saturday.
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby j35u5fr34k » May 20th, 2014, 8:03 am

What I meant to say was has anyone been there this season (God help my brain)? I've been to both and they are both about equidistant from me (tawas). We've had so much rain so I'm wondering if rideable yet. I'd imagine we will see some fairly decent use this weekend.

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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby Sortaslow » May 20th, 2014, 9:27 am

j35u5fr34k wrote:What I meant to say was has anyone been there this season (God help my brain)? I've been to both and they are both about equidistant from me (tawas). We've had so much rain so I'm wondering if rideable yet. I'd imagine we will see some fairly decent use this weekend.

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True. Ogemaw can stay very wet in areas. No clue about it right now.

Since you've ridden it, do you have a better map or something marked up that would be better then the current one?
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby Zoo1424 » May 20th, 2014, 9:34 am

Ogemaw is pretty well marked with numbered posts and maps at most posts. The maps at the trail markers are more up to date than what comes up on the MMBA trail guide. (That map appears to be a ski trail map)
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby Sortaslow » May 20th, 2014, 10:39 am

Zoo1424 wrote:Ogemaw is pretty well marked with numbered posts and maps at most posts. The maps at the trail markers are more up to date than what comes up on the MMBA trail guide. (That map appears to be a ski trail map)

Cool. Perhaps they updated the map. The last time I was there (missed last year's trip) they were worthless.
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby j35u5fr34k » May 22nd, 2014, 9:22 am

[img]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/22/aqyja6um.jpg[/img]

This is the correct one for Ogemaw and the one posted at the trail head.

I like to start at 1 and head north around the outside. The fastest trail IMHO is at 17 so you could park there as well.
The 14 to 15 loop is worth taking several times.

I've been here about 6 times and always use the northern trails as most of the southern ones were pretty uneventful.

The map on the mmba.org trail guide is totally wack.

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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby Sortaslow » May 22nd, 2014, 9:56 am

j35u5fr34k wrote:[img]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/22/aqyja6um.jpg[/img]

This is the correct one for Ogemaw and the one posted at the trail head.

I like to start at 1 and head north around the outside. The fastest trail IMHO is at 17 so you could park there as well.
The 14 to 15 loop is worth taking several times.

I've been here about 6 times and always use the northern trails as most of the southern ones were pretty uneventful.

The map on the mmba.org trail guide is totally wack.

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I've saved your pic and will send to the site admin here so he can update. Anytime you know of a more updated map, just let the admin know.
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby c0nsumer » May 22nd, 2014, 10:24 am

Sortaslow wrote:
j35u5fr34k wrote:
This is the correct one for Ogemaw and the one posted at the trail head.

I like to start at 1 and head north around the outside. The fastest trail IMHO is at 17 so you could park there as well.
The 14 to 15 loop is worth taking several times.

I've been here about 6 times and always use the northern trails as most of the southern ones were pretty uneventful.

The map on the mmba.org trail guide is totally wack.

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I've saved your pic and will send to the site admin here so he can update. Anytime you know of a more updated map, just let the admin know.


Thanks Rodney!

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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby j35u5fr34k » April 14th, 2015, 11:23 am

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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby DynoDon » May 8th, 2015, 6:45 am

I rode Caddilac Pathways last Sunday 5/3/2015, the mapping seems to be sorted out, there were some fun parts of the trail, I did the outside loop almost 11 miles, about 1 mile in there is logging going on ? what a mess, the parking lot looks like a party area, lots of trash. I also rode North Country Trail from Hodenpyl to Coates Rd, that was amazing.
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby j35u5fr34k » May 12th, 2015, 4:32 pm

Never been there. Going to put this on my list.
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby BLOOMIS914 » July 21st, 2015, 11:26 pm

Rode Avalanche Preserve in Boyne City....great trail with some good climbing and flow and a spectacular rewarding view when you climb to the top. There is a MTB and hiking trail and both lead to the top at which point there are two observation decks that have you looking West out over Lake Charlevoix & Lake Michigan. I have ridden this twice in the last 3 years and it is a fun ride. You can ride here from Boyne City- the trailhead is 1 mile from downtown and Lake Charlevoix. You could also ride from Boyne Mt ( I did it) but it will take you approximately 25-30 mins via the back roads around Deer Lake and the back side of Boyne Mt.
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Re: Northern: Other trails

Postby mpaquette70 » July 27th, 2015, 9:48 pm

Rode Grand Island National Recreation area on 7/26/15. It's been 20 years since I last rode this trail but it is still amazing! Although it is not technical, it does have some long steady climbs that will give your thighs and heart a great workout. Don't let the climbs deter you from riding this trail because most climbs reward you with a nice decent and awesome views off the cliffs out into Lake Superior and down the shoreline. For the two of us, it cost $46 round-trip (two people + two bikes). Had a black bear run across the trail 40 yards in front of me and saw a bald eagle perched high on a treetop. I highly recommend this trail if you are ever in the area.
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