View Full Version : Iron County Trail

09-20-2009, 10:31 AM
Looking for some info. on the trail system in Iron county, we are thinking of riding from Mercer up to Hurley in the next couple of weeks. I see a trail 8 marked in purple on the map that is listed as very difficult, has anyone been on this trail and if so what makes it very difficult? Would be looking for a good place to park and ride for the day or a good place to stay over night both in Mercer. Any info. about the area and general trail conditions would be greatly appreciated.

09-20-2009, 11:04 AM
Trails are not difficult. Just some mud and rocks. There is a lot of good places to stay in Mercer. Depends on what your looking for.

09-20-2009, 12:10 PM
was thinking about the great northern motel. we have been in this area for snowmobiling but not with atv's.

09-20-2009, 07:15 PM
I believe trail 8 west of hwy 51 is closed.It has some very deep mud holes. The best trail in my opinion is the trail from Hurley out to Saxon. I forget the number of the trail. Otherwise alot of the trails are firelane road type trails.

09-21-2009, 06:20 PM
That part of trail 8 (west of 51) can have a lot of water. There is a way to bypass around most of it. A lot of rock and water.

09-21-2009, 08:29 PM
I checked with the chamber at Mercer and they said the section that is closed is trail 8 that goes north from Mercer and is east of 51. They gave pretty much the same description of the section west of 51, lots of mudd and rocks.

09-23-2009, 01:07 AM
Oh I thought it was the other side of 51. Well thanks for the info.

09-24-2009, 11:20 AM
Make sure you use a ATV map and not a snowmobile map.Part of trail 8 is a winter trail only.