Union Mine Trail

MODERATE 13 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.

1.1 miles
111 feet

dogs on leash





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.

1 day ago

Great for beginners

3 days ago

It was interesting to read about the history of mining in the area. Decent hike.

3 days ago

Very informative and interesting trail. Feels longer than a mile but worth the effort.

12 days ago

Beautiful trail with prairie, forest, and river-side terrain. I have carried my son in a pack on this trail, and I consider it easy, though it can be muddy. It is very picturesque and the placards on the trail are interesting.

24 days ago

Excellent little hike. Quiet with captivating forest and a creek for much of the trail. Nice cascades around several bends. Interesting learning about the copper mining history as well, and seeing an old mine shaft.

2 months 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.

2 months 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!

10 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.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

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

2 months ago

Thursday, October 23, 2014