Ottawa National Forest
The Ottawa National Forest provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-sountry skiing, wildlife viewing, birding, viewing waterfalls, or just enjoying nature.
Black River Falls Recreation Area on the shores of Lake Superior.
Campgrounds in the Ottawa National Forest Rustic campsites with nice spacious wooded sites.
Wate rfalls in the Orrawa National Forest. There are 16 waterfalls in Gogebic County, most of them within the forest. Enjoy a leisurely walk or a bit of a treck to view these beautiful falls nestled in the woods.
Mountain Biking, Hiking, ATVing, Snowmobiling, and Horseback Riding
The trails are primarily on Forest roads, including gated or bermed roads unless the road is specifically closed. Since these roads are often also open to other uses including motor vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles, hikers, and horses , users should expect to share the trail.
The only designated Mountain Biking Trails in the Ottawa Forest is the Agonikak Trail from Watersmeet to Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin.
Trails travel through a variety of management areas across the Forest. These areas are managed for a wide range of multiple use activities including recreation, threatened and endangered species, fish and wildlife, water quality, and wood products.
All closed and gated gravel roads are open to all motorized and nonmotorized uses unless otherwise specified. To help prevent erosion, please stay on the roads and trails. Please do not block any gates.
Carry the 10 essential items on all backcountry trips:
* Whistle (3 blasts for help)
Leave all valuables locked in your trunk orout of view.
Always let someone know where you are going, what route you are
taking, when you expect to return, and what to do if you don't.
MOUNTAIN BIKE CODE OF ETHICS:
SAFETY AND COURTESY CODE
1. Wear a helmet, eye wear, and gloves. Carry a first aid kit
and know how to use it.
1. "Tread lightly" to avoid erosion. Carry bike over boggy or
Trail Difficulty Levels
Each mountain bike trail on the Ottawa National Forest has been given a difficulty level. Steepness, length, and trail surface are considered. Difficulty is geared to an average biker.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:
Baraga County Sheriff: 906/524-6177
Mountain Biking in the Upper
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