Felch Grade Trail

Michigan

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Felch Grade Trail Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Delta, Dickinson, Menominee
Length: 38 miles
Trail end points: Narenta and Felch
Trail surfaces: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016137
Trail activities: Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Walking

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Felch Grade Trail Description

The Felch Grade Trail is a rough-surfaced route between the communities of Narenta and Felch in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. For most of its length, the trail parallels State Route 69, but your awareness of the lightly-traveled road is masked by the vegetation that has grown since the corridor was abandoned in 1970. And, most likely, you will be surprised by the amazing number of white-tailed deer using the trail as a travel route.

Parking and Trail Access

The trail begins in the east in the community of Felch. You can park near the swing sets behind the Felch Township Community Center on SR 69. To get to the trail, take Andy's Lane from behind the Community Center, turn right on Van Lear Drive, left on Old Dump Road, and after two blocks turn left and then make a right on to the trail.

Felch Grade Trail Reviews

Starting at Tesch its a Crushed Limestone Trail In Good Condition. Then heading West for approx. 1 Mile just past the Village of Schaffer the Gravel ends and the Dust and Ruts begin.The rest is Tore Up Cinders, Terribly Rutted and Mud Holes, some over a foot deep. Very little Law Enforcement seen so Be Careful out there.
For a State Department of Natural Resources Trail its Pathetic. Dead Trees hanging over the trail also.
Don't get me wrong in Jan. Feb. and maybe into March its Groomed on a Regular Basis but the Other 9 Months Very Poor Riding Conditions.

From when I rode on the Felch trail it seemed fine to me

Trail is very rough not very well maintained by DNR at this time.

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