This multi-purpose, crushed-gravel trail follows the former Soo Line Railroad built in 1901 and is part of the Iron Belle Trail network spanning from the U.P.’s Ironwood to Detroit in the Lower Peninsula. It starts near the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba and ends at Main and 1st Streets in Hermansville. It offers a heavily wooded ride with scenic overlooks from three bridges. In addition to non-motorized traffic, it is also open to all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders and snowmobilers.


N 48th street
Escanaba, MI



Length: 25.5 miles

Level: Unknown

Type: Riding, Hiking, Snowmobiling, ATV, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing


Terrain: Woods, crushed stone surface

Camping: None

Trailhead: Park at the location mapped here then walk north over the railroad tracks to find the trail. Take this trail west to enjoy a long adventure!