Valley Spur Single Track Mountain Bike Trail
The Valley Spur Singletrack Mountain Bike Route offers a range of non-motorized bicycling opportunities for beginners and experts alike. The main trailhead and parking area are located at the Valley Spur Day Lodge just six miles southwest of Munising off M-94 (trail map). The parking area includes pit toilets, a grill, and a covered picnic table.
There is no user fee.
The trail system is not open to eBikes, per agency policy.
In the summer season, the trails are managed by the Munising Bay Trail Network, and crews are currently working.
There are 27 miles of open trail, including the 13.4 mile “Just Beechy” loop, the 12.5 mile “Hemlock Valley” loop, and the 1.1 mile “Cedar Streak” trail.
Valley Spur is open daily during daylight hours from May to November as long as there is no snow.
The Day Lodge is open in the winter season and is managed by the Friends of Valley Spur.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Port-a-potties available, existing toilet structures remain closed. This trail is not groomed in winter.|
From the intersection of M-28 and M-94 just south of Munising drive southwest 4 miles on M-94 to the trailhead on the left side of M-94.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Each loop has been marked with a brown trail marker with a white bicycle symbol on it. The average distance between markers is one quarter mile. Routes are also numbered. Route numbers (three inch numbers on blue diamonds) are posted at each intersection. For example, to follow route 2 starting at the parking area, look for a blue diamond with the number 2. Ride in that direction looking for white bicycle symbols. At each intersection look for a diamond with the number 2. Intersections of routes also have location maps. This non-motorized trail is not open to eBikes (https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/e-bikes).
Trail 1 (12 miles) Gentle, flat terrain with a steady 1/2 mile long uphill climb near the beginning. The trail is very easy after the uphill section. Most of this trail is along woods roads where cyclists may choose to ride side-by-side. Take a short side trip to Truman Lake off FR-2266 (see map).
Trail 2 (4 miles) This loop is the most challenging route and was designed for experts. There are very steep up-and-downhills on the back half of this route.
Trail 3 (7.5 miles) This route has generally flat terrain with the exception of one steep uphill climb just past the point where Trails 2 and 3 split. Most cyclists will need to walk up this hill. The last 1/2 mile of this trail is all downhill, so use caution in this section.
Trail 4 (5 miles) This route features flat terrain and a relatively short distance. This is a perfect route for a ride with the kids. The access to this route is from the second trail head on FR-2264.
Safe Bicycling Tips
• Be prepared to meet motorized vehicles on the higher standard woods (mainly found on Trail 1). This is a multi-purpose trail system.
• Maintain control of your speed at all times and approach turns in anticipation of someone around the bend.
• Greet hikers well in advance when approaching from behind.
• Avoid skidding or spinning on steep grades.
• Observe the "no bicycling" signs.
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
Hikers can utilize the 26 miles of biking routes as well as the 11 cross country ski trail loops. This versatility allows the day hiker many different hiking opportunities from short and easy to longer and more adventurous. Please consult the Valley Spur Biking map or the Valley Spur Cross Country Ski Trail map for more information.