Outdoors + Tradition

Iron Ore
Heritage Trail

A Little About Us

Welcome to
the Trail

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 47-mile, year round, multi-use, interpretive trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Call us the outdoor linear museum where you exercise your body and mind. Those who bike, walk, run, hike, ORV, snowmobile, cross country ski, birdwatch, and/or wander will find a section of trail perfect for your activity.

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Trail Type

  • Asphalt
  • Crushed Limestone
  • No Upgraded Surface
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News from the Trail

March 16, 2022

2022 Projects and Priorities

2022 plans and projects A list of plans and projects for 2022 is linked above.  A quick synopsis:  Finish Negaunee Township Trailhead project, Repair 1200 linear feet of tree root damaged asphalt in Ishpeming and Negaunee, engineering work for new Negaunee Boardwalk project, sign lease with City of Negaunee allowing them to use IOHRA owned surplus land for campground and trailhead, renewal millage in August, start on 2023 5 -year Recreation Plan, continue ORV maintenance, plan for new trailhead near Winthrop Junction, submit MNRTF grants for acquisition of 176 acres in Negaunee and Marquette Townships for a new single track park and development of a 5-mile IOHT extension to Lakenenland.

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Jun 4

Iron Range Roll

The Iron Range Roll is a showcase event for the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. The Iron Range Roll is a […]

Sep 3

Marquette Marathon

The Marquette Marathon is back in person and scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2022.  The full marathon starts in Ishpeming […]

Sep 17

Marji Gesick

Want to punish yourself for a belt buckle.  Try to finish the 100+ mile Marji Gesick in less than 12 […]