I have not idden in that area but I am sure there are tons of trails. There is also a track in Republic and Crystal falls. I think there is some single track trails of of 95 but I am not sure. You could also drive to the Gwinn area and try the bass lake system or the Sandstormers enduro course in sands. It is probaly about 30-45 minute drive. Remember in the UP you can ride on any trails as long as they are not posted closed.
I don't know much about that area either....Most of my riding is in the Marquette area or the Bass Lake Trail in Gwinn. The Porterfield Lake Trail is pretty close to Iron Mountain (right on the Marquette and Dickinson county line off of m-95 near Witch Lake). I've never ridden there, and I can't say that I've ever heard anyone mention what its like. I'll ask around....
As bwalker mentioned, all trails (forest roads and two tracks) are open unless posted closed. Make sure you purchase a Michigan ORV sticker for your bike!! Sixteen bucks will save you a sixty dollar ticket!:cool:
fatherand son, I'll definatly be at the enduro in Marquette! It's great you're coming up and are willing to help -- we can always use another body, and appreciate your help!
I sent some flyers for the race to the boys at Lansing Cycle. I'm sure they'll help get the word out so we have a good turnout.
We're going to have a kids enduro (fun ride) on Saturday before the enduro, FYI. It's a lot of fun, my wife rode it last year, as did Ken's kids.
I look forward to meeting you in July!:)
Mark (and anyone else interested), feel free to email me or message me thru DRN for info about the Marquette Enduro. It's scheduled for July15; I'll post more info on the Enduro/Hare Scrambles Forum in about two weeks, if you can wait that long.