Old East Marblehead Trail

Drummond Island, Michigan (Chippewa County)

Last Updated: 11/18/2020
2 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 2.83 miles
Highest Elevation: 737 feet
Duration: About 40 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Drummond Island
Nearest Town w/ Services: Drummond Island
Official Road Name: Old East Marblehead Trail
Management Agency: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
District: Drummond Island Management Area


Highlight: Old East Marblehead Trail
On the south-eastern side of Drummond Island, Old East Marblehead is now an easy dirt road that used to be part of one of the hardest trails on the island. Since logging began here, the road was graded around the old obstacles and its primary purpose at this time is access. For off-roaders, that access is to a number of trails in this corner 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 this trail and is noted at the trailhead. Add Old East Marblehead to either trail for a little something easier as part of your day.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the eastern side of Glen Cove Road, Waypoint 8.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Drummond Island, Michigan

From the Drummond Island Visitor Center drive south on S Townline Rd towards M-134 W for 125 ft. Turn left onto E Johnswood Road and follow for 7 miles. Turn left onto Kreaton Road for 0.7 miles and turn left onto Glen Cove Road. Follow Glen Cove Road for 3.75 miles to the trailhead on the right.



Trail Reviews (1)

Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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.

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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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