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Mountain Biking in Sure Would Trail, Houghton, Michigan USA

Length:
2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Type:
Singletrack
Ascent - Descent:
+ 7.6 m/25 ft - 75.22 m/247 ft
Houghton is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is considered to be one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. The city’s culture and cuisine were influenced by the European immigrants, who reached the area to work in the copper mines. Houghton, due to its location, offers to visitors many recreational moments and a grand variety of sports including hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking and climbing.

Sure Would Trail starts at the Tech Trails main trailhead. The first 322 m/1056 ft of downhill are modulated as a dual slalom race course, complete with starting ramp at the top. An easy grade of small berms and roller gaps and then transition to larger table tops, as the pitch slightly increases. As Sure Would Trail crosses the ski trail, it changes into a singletrack and pops over the old railroad grade at the pipeline, beginning its second descent. This intermediate segment is all about maintaining your speed and flow.

When entering the Portage Loop ski trail, the grade doubles and the decent starts to become more challenging. You have reached the advanced segment and you are about to face 1.12 km/0.7 mi of fierce gravity, compression and air through giant white pines, mature oaks and lacy hemlocks. Now it is all about controlling your speed and you will have to be good to make it through and hit the gabs.

After some berms, a big step up and a final drop, you will reach the bottom, where you will have to decide whether to turn left and get back to the top or continue on the Hillside Trail and explore some more trails. If you are a nature and mountain biking fan, this is the right place for you!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin
137.6km/ 85.5 mi, 1 hour 37 mins
1. Head north on Pine St to County Road B. 2. Turn right onto (v) County Road B. 3. Turn left into (v) State Hwy 32 N / U.S. 45-N / WI-32 N. Continue to follow the US-45 N. Entering Michigan. 4. Turn right at (n) M-N on the 26th. 5. Turn right at (n) on the 26th M-N / M-38 E. Continue to follow the M-26 N. 6. Turn right at (n) W Sharon Ave. 7. Turn right at (n) Core Loop. Your destination will be on your left.
BY CAR FROM Marquette, Michigan
160.29km/ 99.6 mi, 1 hour 51 mins
1. Head west on W Michigan St toward N 4th St. 2. Take the first turn left onto N 4th St. 3. Take the 3rd right turn at W Washington St. 4. Turn right at (n) -M on the 28th W / U.S. 41 N. Continue to follow the US 41 N. 5. Turn left into the (n) Macinnes Dr. 6. Proceed to Sharon Ave. 7. Turn left into the (n) Core Loop. Your destination will be on your left.
BY CAR FROM Merrill, Wisconsin
275.20 km/ 171 mi, 3 hours 16 mins
1. Head east on E Main St toward S Center Ave. 2. Take the first turn left onto Co. Rd K / S Center Ave. Continue to follow the Co Rd K. 3. Turn left to merge on Hwy 51 N / U.S. 51 N. 4. Take exit US-8 to Prentice / Rhinelander. 5. Turn right at (n) -the 8th U.S. E. 6. Turn right at (n) -the 8th U.S. E / WI-47 S. 7. Turn left into (v) State Trunk Highway N on the 17th. 8. Turn right onto (v) the 17th State Trunk Highway N / WI-70 E / Wisconsin 70 Trunk E. 9. Turn left into the (N) U.S. 45-N / Willow St. Continue to follow the US-45 N. Entering Michigan. 10. Turn right onto (v) the 26th M-N. 11. Turn right at (n) -the 26th M N / M-38 E. Continue to follow the M-26 N. 12. Turn right at (n) W Sharon Ave. 13. Turn right at (n) Core Loop. Your destination will be on your left.
BY AIR
Houghton County Memorial Airport,
11.27km / 7 mi
BY AIR
Sawyer International Airport,
175km / 109 mi.
BY TRAIN

There is no train serving this spot.

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