Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden. You can make the trail as long or short as you want. Skiing Both options finish with 2.6 miles on Forest Road 4109, which is extremely rutted and rough, with deep potholes and trenches, and getting worse every year. I’d never heard of this place till reading these articles. A high clearance vehicle with 4WD/AWD is required. Turn right and travel north on Wilber Rd. Sports the person above mentioned the creek at the bottom. Turn right on Dole Valley Rd (or one that becomes it), over the East Fork Lewis River, and follow this paved road uphill 2.4 miles. Turn right on Sunset Falls Road. our camp counselor would wake us up in the morning and have us do push-ups in that cold creek at 7:am. This trail will take you to either the Silver King Creek fork or along the East Fork of the Carson. The entrance to the ski and toboggan hill were on the opposite side of the road from the parking area for Corsair. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The passes through a country club neighborhood and through open space over a steep hill. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trailhead. Please, Driving Directions via Dole Valley Rd/L1100 Rd. No reservation needed. If you have any information about Silver Valley when it was lift-served, plese leave a post or use the instructions on the ABOUT page to let us know. From Corsair Trailhead - This portion of the trail has a spur to a 600 ft. interpretive and fishing trail along Silver Creek. You are correct that it was associated with the Bay City YMCA. I went to Camp Iroquois in 1960 & 1961 when I was 10 & 11. The lodge was still standing and we used it for sleeping. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/michigan/silver-lake-trail No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less). Camp Iroquois is on Sand Lake near National city,Michigan. I appreciate your reply! I went to Camp Iroquois ,sand lake from 1961-1967.Mohigan hut,Onadaga,Tuscaroroa.There were about 9 of them. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. The Deer Valley and Park City areas can feel overrun with mountain bikers, but the Silver Lake Trail is designated a foot-traffic only trail, so you're guaranteed more tranquility. Follow it for 6.75 miles. Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. The trail offers nice views of the creek and hillsides, branching into two segments at its southern end. It also had a 2-course 3100′ toboggan slide with toboggan tow." i hope i never forget those times. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Silver Valley was 9 mi northwest of Tawas on Monument Road. Winter Sports at Silver Valley, Tawas, MI. after 2.2 miles) and then a couple on the left and just stay on the better road. Great trail. Go North on I-5 from Vancouver, take exit 11, and take highway 502 5.8 miles to Battle Ground, or take I-205 and then highway 503 from Vancouver to Battle Ground. An enjoyable hike for the area. The site had several pictures of the 3100′ toboggan run and ski slopes. Finished it with my two teenage children. From Corsair Trailhead - This portion of the trail has a spur to a 600 ft. interpretive and fishing trail along Silver Creek. There is still a short “driveway” with a gate across it; it’s just a little further NW out monument road (it’s been a while for me, so I think maybe half a mile? Great hike with rolling wooded terrain and small hills. good trail, make sure to wear long pants, hat/headgear, and some bug spray. Recreation Great view of Peavine. On Feb. 10, 1961 the same paper reported they had 1″ new snow over a 3″ base with fair skiing. When I was in the Boy Scouts, Troop 207 from Saginaw, in the early 1970’s we went to Silver Valley several times. Sand Lake is between 1 and 2 miles SW of Indian Lake. Kathy. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is a short connector trail route connector From the Silver Valley Campground to the Cape Horn Trail. We all had fun and loved the beauty and the hills. Silver Lake and Wrights Lake Trailheads are gated when closed and no parking is available. At an unsigned junction turn right on Road 4109. Silver Star Mountain Hike (TH | <— —> | LOG) Silver Star via Ed's Trail Loop Hike (TH | <— —> | LOG) Fees and Regulations . Map Information. From Silver Valley Trailhead - The portion of trail from this trailhead offers skiing that is gentler and less hilly. No fee at this trailhead Driving Directions . This page has been accessed 82,574 times. I was able to find several pictures of Silver Valley on-line. Awesome hike from Silver Lake Trailhead. Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. Judging by the number of cars in the parking lot it was a popular place. The lodge was torn down years ago, but if you know where to look you can still tell where it stood. It also had a 2-course 3100′ toboggan slide with toboggan tow. Length 5.9 mi Elevation gain 239 ft Route type Loop I do not know if this is where the ski area was located. Definitely glad we wore long pants and used the bug spray. South Cascades -- White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley. All sites are first come, first serve. At the junction of Wolf Creek, the river is a pool and riffle stream and becomes a meadow-type stream with undercut banks holding Browns within the Silver King Valley. © The Ann Arbor News. Leash law is enforced for dogs on the path. Corsair: January 1 to December 31; Wrights Lake and Silver Lake: November 30 to April 1, Huron Shores Ranger Station - 5761 N. Skeel Rd., Oscoda, MI 48750. Spent a lot of time on the camp grounds as a kid. Joyce and Tom, deer flys were insane at certain points. Follow it 8.6 miles. Very quiet, well maintained. Well maintained trail, perfect destination at Gold Lake. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I understand they combined the two camps in 1977 and 1978 to form Camp Maquois at Maqua but I have no information why. Silver Valley You also need to bring water and poop bags for this walk. On Dec. 24, 1959, The Luddington Daily News printed a ski report listing Silver Valley as having a 5″ base with 10″ fresh powder and excellent skiing conditions. Otherwise, Appropriately labeled, Easy To navigate and great for the pooches :). There are two Silver Creek bridge crossings on this section. Or any that could provide some history of the camp? On the east side of Monument Road is Silver Valley, a 9.7-mile, three-loop system designed for beginner skiers and double-tracked for classic skiing. Many distances available for the hikers. it felt like an abandoned amusement park. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. http://www.flickr.com/photos/foresthistory/6322516517/in/photostream/ I stayed in the Cuyahoga hut both years and the hut leader was named Richard Spence as I recall (more certain about the last name than the first). The Silver Valley hills and snow bowls leap up to the north and the icy waters of Silver Creek knife through the forest below. ( Log Out /  The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Turn left at an unmarked 4-way junction, still on Road 4109. 5, 1954, the Cass City Chronicle stated that two young ladies from East Lansing, visited one of their homes in Elmwood and then spent the weekend enjoying the winter sports at Silver Valley near Tawas. From Silver Valley Trailhead - The portion of trail from this trailhead offers skiing that is gentler and less hilly. Winter Sports at Silver Valley, Tawas, MI. Silver Comet Trail Map -click map for trailhead details, directions, facts, photos, detailed maps, points of interest, hotels Some of the features on this page will not work properly because Javascript is disabled in your web browser. Do you remember where the camp and the rope tow towers were located in relation to the lake? - Michigan Lost Ski Areas Project, Subjects I believe he was a somewhat well-known swimmer but that may be because my older brother was swimming for Bay City Central at the time so maybe I learned his name from going to the meets). There's a sign saying "Sunset C. G." Follow this road for just 2 miles. and that was one steep long slope for one of those old hickory and maple toboggans. Here are some helpful tips to become a wildlife friendly viewer: An online version of the Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide is available on the MI-DNRE website. Be sure to use your big dope and hydrate. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. We took the outer trails all around. Winter Sports at Silver Valley, Tawas, MI. Excellent trail conditions for the first 5.5 miles then there are 100+ trees down in the last .5 mile from a recent storm.