East Marblehead Road

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2/5 (1 reviews)
Drummond Island, Michigan (Chippewa County)
Last Updated: 08/04/2022
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Drummond Island contains 13 separate ecosystems, including this coastal marsh typically inundated with water. Over the years, vehicles traveling through the water have created obstacles and muddy pits throughout this trail, increasing its difficulty. These 'Tank Traps' are large enough holes to swallow a vehicle up to its windows. Traversing this trail when it is soaked can be tricky. Make sure your recovery gear is on hand. If it is wet, this trail is a test of a rig, its driver, and in some cases, their fortitude. If you are up for the challenge or can't resist a muddy mess, head out to East Marblehead Road and see if you can tackle it. This road also has access to a number of the rougher trails on this side of the island, including the difficult unnamed trail that travels from the end of this trail to the southeast beach and the difficult ORV trail that runs parallel to East Marblehead Road. Grab a couple of these trails and spend all day testing your rig's capabilities.

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2/5 (2)
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 08/03/2022
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Rated 2/5
Visited: 11/18/2020

This trail isn't very much without the Tank Traps obstacle area that is currently closed due to logging. If we had more time and a working winch, I likely would have tried to do one of the difficult spurs.
Trail Review: East Marblehead Road - JD Marshall
Trail Review: East Marblehead Road - JD Marshall
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