Definitely glad we wore long pants and used the bug spray. Great trail. Joyce and Tom, deer flys were insane at certain points. I’d never heard of this place till reading these articles. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors. good or bad. Warning: the last 8 miles is on a rough road with potholes, boulders, stream channels, and washboarding. it felt like an abandoned amusement park. It had 4 slopes and trails and 2 tows, with a ski shop, instruction, rentals and skating. Silver Valley was 9 mi northwest of Tawas on Monument Road. Thunder Mountain – Boyne Falls, Charlevoix Co. Big-M Ski Area – Manistee National Forest, Elberta Mountain Winter Sports Park and Ski Jump – Elberta, Pioneer Hills Winter Sports Park – Roscommon, Griswold Mountain Ski Area – Indian River, Harbor Highlands Ski Resort – Harbor Springs, Mackinac College Ski Slope – Mackinac Island, Rex Humbard College Ski Slopes – Mackinac Island, Grand Valley State Colleges Ski Hill – Allendale, Little Switzerland Ski Area – Three Rivers, Bald Mountain State Recreation Area – Lake Orion, Franklin Hill – Franklin near Farmington Hills, Teeple Hill – Highland State Recreation Area, Circle TNT Ski Area and Campground – Port Huron, Iroquois Mountain Lodge – Sault Ste. The terrain is very Rocky, so ankle support is highly recommended. At one time the Tawas Historical Museum had a collection from Silver Valley. Follow this very rocky, very rutted road 2.6 miles to the trailhead. This is a short connector trail route connector From the Silver Valley Campground to the Cape Horn Trail. Winter Sports at Silver Valley, Tawas, MI. Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden. At the junction of Wolf Creek, the river is a pool and riffle stream and becomes a meadow-type stream with undercut banks holding Browns within the Silver King Valley. All sites are first come, first serve. Also skied at Silver Valley a few times. 20, where you can quickly return to the trailhead parking lot or extend your outing by venturing across Monument Road to the Silver Valley Trails. The lodge was still standing and we used it for sleeping. No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less). From Silver Valley Trailhead - The portion of trail from this trailhead offers skiing that is gentler and less hilly. The lodge was torn down years ago, but if you know where to look you can still tell where it stood. Otherwise, Appropriately labeled, Easy To navigate and great for the pooches :). Forest Service Roads are not plowed, and especially during the winter, conditions can change at any time. You can make the trail as long or short as you want. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension. At an unsigned junction turn right on Road 4109. A trailhead, the Carson River Trail, starts off Wolf Creek Road where the East Fork merges with Wolf Creek. Follow it for 6.75 miles. At this point a high clearance vehicle with 4WD/AWD is required. This according to a Consumers Power brochure from around 1959. This page was last modified on 12 October 2020, at 16:16. © The Ann Arbor News. Map: This map is currently only available in hard copy from the Huron Shores Ranger Station: 1-989-739-0728, Location - Corsair Cross-Country Ski and Hike Trail, Map showing recreational areas. The trail offers nice views of the creek and hillsides, branching into two segments at its southern end. Rock Creek Road becomes Lucia Falls Road after a while. Great hike with rolling wooded terrain and small hills. It also had a 2-course 3100′ toboggan slide with toboggan tow. okay for a walk but the scenery is the same everywhere. - Michigan Lost Ski Areas Project, Subjects Recreation Passes, Watercraft and Camping Permit Information, Recreation.gov - Camping reservations and watercraft permit reservations, Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hmnf/recarea/?recid=18732, Huron-Manistee National Forests Issuing Free Firewood Permits Through Mail, MI-DNR "Do Not Eat" Advisory - Deer taken within 5 miles of Clarks Marsh, Advisory DO NOT EAT FISH- Au Sable River from Foote Dam to L. Huron/Clarks Marsh, Don't Move Firewood! No wildlife for our walk. The Dole Valley Road option takes you 6.75 miles on a very good gravel road (L1100), avoiding "pothole alley" above Sunset Campground, so it's generally much better; however, the locals say it may be periodically closed until about July, so do know the Sunset Campground directions — just in case. Follow it 8.6 miles. ( Log Out /  The trails are marked with blue diamond-shaped confidence markers. I do not know if this is where the ski area was located. The Deer Valley and Park City areas can feel overrun with mountain bikers, but the Silver Lake Trail is designated a foot-traffic only trail, so you're guaranteed more tranquility. If you go too far and miss the Cape Horn Trail … they are priceless. High clearance is required and 4WD is STRONGLY recommended. Camp Iroquois is on Sand Lake near National city,Michigan. there were remnants of a couple old toboggan runs and and old ford engine block mounted to angle iron on the top of the hill, with tire rims mounted on telephone poles for an old rope tow of some sort. The trails are marked with blue diamond-shaped confidence markers. My memories include it having an outstanding obstacle course and each hut being named after an Iroquois tribe. On Feb. 10, 1961 the same paper reported they had 1″ new snow over a 3″ base with fair skiing. Turn right on Sunset Falls Road. Moderate but with some challenging uphill spots. Here are some helpful tips to become a wildlife friendly viewer: An online version of the Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide is available on the MI-DNRE website. Forest quiet hours apply. Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02, Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03. Go North on I-5 from Vancouver, take exit 11, and take highway 502 5.8 miles to Battle Ground, or take I-205 and then highway 503 from Vancouver to Battle Ground. Turn off your ad blocker to see a map of this trail, Shore to Shore Trail: South Branch to River Road, Ogemaw Hills Light Blue and Dark Blue Loop, Ogemaw Hills Light Blue, Dark Blue and Black Loop. Silver Lake and Wrights Lake Trailheads are gated when closed and no parking is available.