Drummond Island, Michigan (Chippewa County)

Last Updated: 11/06/2020
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 3.06 miles
Highest Elevation: 764 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Drummond Island
Nearest Town w/ Services: Drummond Island
Official Road Name: Nemesis
Management Agency: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
District: Drummond Island Management Area


Highlight: Nemesis
On the west side of Drummond Island and closest to many of the accommodations and resorts is this moderate to difficult trail, Nemesis. This rutted and rocky entrance to the trail network is a challenge on the body and the rig. The trail’s namesake comes from the obstacle at Waypoint 12, Mu’s Nemesis. This steep incline has multiple rocky tracks to the top and no doubt has caused people some trouble over time. Enjoy this muddy and technical run on Drummond that can really test the driver and vehicle.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the eastern side of S Maxton Road. There is a large parking lot here and can be a good place to meet up as long as the resort and restaurant across the street are not busy.

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 2.2 miles to S Maxton Cross Road and turn left. Follow for 1.5 miles and turn right on S Maxton Road for a half of a mile to the large parking lot on the right across from the Drummond Island Resort.



Trail Reviews (2)

Status: Open
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On
Offroaded on:
This trail was the first one we checked out on the island, so much fun the obstacles had both easier and hard lines to pick from!
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
Offroaded on:
We did Nemesis first thing in the morning and there was no one out there making it a nice quiet run. The limestone made parts of this trail like pavement, but the majority is bumpy and rough. The obstacles were a nice find along the way as well, I probably would have taken harder lines up MU's Nemesis if I had more folks with me. Probably my favorite trail of the day!

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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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