Lake Linden, MI Bike Trails and Maps

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Houghton-to-Chassell Rail Trail

8.6 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Hancock-Calumet Trail

13.4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Houghton Waterfront Trail

4.5 mi
State: MI
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The rail-trail between Chassell and Houghton roughly parallels US 41 on one side and the shore of Portage Lake on the other. This trail is open to snowmobiles in the winter and walkers/hikers and...
MI 8.6 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Take a trip through the heart of "Copper Country" on the Hancock/Calumet Trail. When more than three-quarters of the nation's copper came from this region of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Mineral Range...
MI 13.4 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
Houghton's Waterfront Trail links a few of the town's small waterfront parks along an inlet of Portage Lake. In addition to parks, you'll find access to beaches, fishing and the village of Houghton in...
MI 4.5 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Peshekee to Clowry Rail-Trail

mainly orv trail

September, 2022 by b.03.scott

Mainly orv/snowmobile path. Along rivers and power lines. Be cautious of wolves in the area. Multiple small bridges over river crossings.

Houghton-to-Chassell Rail Trail

Could be better

May, 2016 by roman1ds

I enjoy this trail for the most part. It does need to be maintained better.

Bill Nicholls Trail

Bill Nichols

June, 2015 by bobg252

In your description of the trail's end in Houghton:

"The trail comes to an end at the City RV Park in Houghton, near the Raymond C. Kestner Waterfront Park, where picnic facilities, restrooms, a beach and a playground will restore your energy for the return trip."

While this may be true during snowmobile season, during the ORV season, the trail stops at the Houghton Canal road and you are not allowed to pass through the RV park to Kestner waterfront park. If you were to park and upload in Kestner waterfront park, you would have to take the road up to a dangerous section of M26 and turn at the Canal road and proceed down it to get to the trail head. I'm not even sure this would be allowed.

I parked on the side of the canal road near old Mill road to enter the trail.


Houghton-to-Chassell Rail Trail

Stealing, Not Reclaiming

February, 2013 by kayak jack

Some local folks are trying to steal state land under the guise of "reclaiming". It was public knowledge that this was state land when they built across it. Shame on them.

Houghton-to-Chassell Rail Trail

Nice trail for an easy run

October, 2012 by michaelfortgratiot

The trail is mainly wide and flat. In town, it is paved, but changes to fine aggregate east of Michigan Tech. The aggregate surface is actually very nice; it is smooth and soft like a well-maintained cinder track. The few highway and driveway crossings are barely noticeable. From spring to fall, the trees make this a beautiful space for a run. It also connects downtown houghton with the NARA and Chassell trails. It's probably too flat and plain for mountain biking and doesn't even quailfy as trail running, but it's nicer than running on the road.

Houghton-to-Chassell Rail Trail

Homeowners vs. State of Michigan

March, 2012 by lavenderhaze

The trail is actually pleasent to ride, but very poorly maintained, the state has done very little other than lay claim to the trail.

The trail is mostly 'stamp sand' tailings from the copper mines that were prevalent in the area 100 years ago. There are spots of loose beach type sand, loose crushed rock, plain old mud and exposed/removed culverts (with two 2x6 boards as a bridge) and even grass.

Trail width varies greatly from 2 feet wide with trees and brush on both sides, to 15 feet wide with no obstructions.

This trail splits the yards of local residents, houses on one side and lake/beach access on the other. Trees, brush and grass encroach on the trail, plus many homeowners have added crushed rock, dirt, grass and other 'debris' in order to re-claim the land from the state.

During the summer of 2011 some local children dug a hole to make a motorbike jump, making pedal biking a danger in this area.

Bergland to Sidnaw Rail-Trail

This is an ATV Trail

September, 2009 by beverly swiontek

We rode this trail a couple of weeks ago and it is labeled with signs as an ATV trail. Most of it, was okay for mountain bike riding, but there was a section of it that was pretty tore up due to the ATV travel. Since the trail is along the highway, we took a side road and rode along the highway for a few miles. The trestle bridges are pretty awesome and the view of Agate Falls is great. The park at Agate Falls is a great place to take a break as there are picnic tables and a bathroom. The park is on the other side of the highway, but there is a trail that goes under the road bridge to get there. Other than the roughness of the trail and that we shared it with a few ATV's, the trail was okay overall. We'll not do it again, however as it is no fun to ride with ATV's.

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