View Full Version : Need help with trail milage
01-04-2010, 06:49 PM
I'm planning a trip from Winchester, WI to either Marquette or Escanaba anyone know what the milage would be to either place one way and what would be the best trails to take
01-05-2010, 07:21 AM
We ride a bagger trip across the UP every year and day #1 is always Mercer WI to Munising, so this is first hand information.
The most direct route is Winchester WI -> Presque Isle -> Marinesco -> Watersmeet -> Sidnaw -> Three Lakes -> Ishpeming -> Marquette. This is 200 miles +/- 10 miles and keeps you in the LES zones most of the time. Last year it took us 7 hours to ride from Mercer to Marquette including a 1 hour stop for breakfast in Watersmeet.
There is another route that will take a bit longer and depend upon good snow conditions. You would still ride to Watersmeet but then continue onto Iron River -> Amasa -> Republic -> Ishpeming -> Marquette. The trail between Amasa and Republic is only about 3 years old and not on most maps.
Either way, I would suggest breakfast out on the trail at the petrol station in Watersmeet. It is about 60 miles into your journey and gives you a nice break. The restaurant next door to the station serves a good breakfast.
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