Union Mine Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Union Mine Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ontonagon, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

bugs

Following the 1850's journal entries of the original miner, the many placards on the Union Mine Interpretive Trail guide the hiker through the various sites and seasons of the mine's history. The forest around this trail is very old and undisturbed, and makes for a beautiful hike. You will see virgin Hemlock and Sugar Maples on this hike as well.

hiking
4 days ago

Peaceful walk this morning. The river is soft ,gentle and pleasing along this trail . The quotes posted from a miner from 1800’s also adds character to the hike . It was quiet and were able to cool our feet a couple times in the cool water . Loved it.

hiking
21 days ago

Much better trail than the description describes!! Much of the trail is along a creek with beautiful small waterfalls and gorgeous rock outcroppings. One picturesque background after another. Pictures can’t do it justice honestly!! We were amazed!! Highly recommend this trail!! Short and VERY SWEET!

8 months ago

Trail was very beautiful! Short and sweet! Personally, I would rate the trail as easy. We experienced a bit of mud, so you may want some good shoes!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Interesting interpretive trail that teaches you about the copper mining that occurred in the area in the 1800's. Beautiful well marked trail following a river.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

One of my favorite, short trails.

snowshoeing
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Beautiful trail, the 1 mile interpretive trial loop is amazing. Right along the river.

15 days ago

hiking
Thursday, October 23, 2014