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Haywire Trail?

Postby kbj001 » August 20th, 2012, 10:58 pm

Hello -

I will be visiting friends in Manistique this weekend and plan to bring a bike along to sneak a few miles in.

I'd love to make it up to Marquette (or realllllly Copper Harbor) ... but due to limited time, I noticed the multi-use Haywire Trail - running out of Manistique, which heads towards Hiawatha National Forest. Any comments on this rail trail? I'll be bringing along a 29er - not looking for any complex single trail - just looking for some decent riding surface to get a couple of hours in the legs. Any comments on the Haywire or anything else relatively close (Bruno's Run?) are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Haywire Trail?

Postby barrybs » August 21st, 2012, 12:22 am

Just rode Bruno's Run on Friday, great trail, beautifull scenery. It would be worth the 50 minute drive. Valley Spur ski trails are not much farther away and allow bikes. I have skied, but not biked them. Great skiing but didn't seem like they would be that interesting on a bike.

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Re: Haywire Trail?

Postby Sortaslow » August 21st, 2012, 2:51 am

barrybs wrote:Just rode Bruno's Run on Friday, great trail, beautifull scenery. It would be worth the 50 minute drive. Valley Spur ski trails are not much farther away and allow bikes. I have skied, but not biked them. Great skiing but didn't seem like they would be that interesting on a bike.

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Valley Spur has some really cool downhills. If can be fun. It's only double track trail though. I find it to be horribly marked in many places.

I only found Bruno's Run ok. As far as riding, nothing remarkable stands out, but if you're close, why not......
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Re: Haywire Trail?

Postby bleve » August 21st, 2012, 7:19 am

Bruno's Run is one of the most scenic trails in MI. You get to ride along lakeshore's and next to river's and streams. It's not a technical singletrack but it's still a good ride. I have the same opinion of Valley Spur as barrybs - I've skied it and thought it would be a relatively boring two track ride. But I've never biked it so I can't comment for sure.
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Re: Haywire Trail?

Postby Nelg » August 22nd, 2012, 8:21 pm

bleve wrote:Bruno's Run is one of the most scenic trails in MI. You get to ride along lakeshore's and next to river's and streams. It's not a technical singletrack but it's still a good ride. I have the same opinion of Valley Spur as barrybs - I've skied it and thought it would be a relatively boring two track ride. But I've never biked it so I can't comment for sure.


Great description of Bruno's Run. Most of the trail isn't in itself remarkable in any way, but the scenery makes up for it.
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