The Freda Grade Trail—also known as Trail 121 on Michigan snowmobile maps—connects with the Bill Nicholls Trail just north of South Range and offers riders a fun-filled trek to view Lake Superior to the north. The trail has a dirt surface, making bikes with thicker tires a necessity.

Just to the east of the trail’s northern trailhead in Redridge, the Redridge Steel Dam stands tall over the Salmon Trout River. The impressive structure is one of only a handful of dams ever constructed in the United States of steel.


Houghton, MI



Length: 8.4 Miles​

Level: Unknown

Type: Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing


Terrain: Dirt surface

Camping: None


Bill Nicholls Trail near Cemetery Rd. (north of South Range) and County Rd. S554/Liminga Rd. (Redridge)