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Down Dogger Loop

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 4.8 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short but action packed ride on the Down Dogger flow trail.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

50%

Singletrack

1,115' 340 m

High

785' 239 m

Low

378' 115 m

Up

382' 117 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

The Down Dogger Loop is a short ride that combines a quick pedal up Benson Grade and fun flow trail descent on Down Dogger. Loop this over and over!

Description

Start at the main trailhead for the South Trails and pedal out past the trailhead map to the South Parking Connector. Cross the road and pedal up Benson Grade.

Catch your breath and then start Down Dogger just over the penstock to your left. Get the fun descent started with a few rollers over relatively flat terrain. It's not long before Down Dogger gets going with some swoops and berms, dropping off the edge of the hillside and into the tall trees.

The first series of features ends with a quick uphill over a rock outcrop before diving back into more berms and rollers.

The middle of the ride will take you across two bridges and a crossing with the Green Loop before the transition back to roller-coaster style trail that jumps, turns and berms its way to the bottom of the hill.

Stay right to pedal your way back under the road and then bear left to ride back to the main parking area and trailhead.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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  4.8 from 14 votes

#709

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One of many fun berms on the Down Dogger trail.
Jun 18, 2015 near Marquette, MI
Loving the loam on the lower reaches of Down Dogger trail.
Jun 18, 2015 near Marquette, MI
Railing the berm!
Jun 13, 2015 near Marquette, MI
Getting things started on the upper part of Down Dogger trail.
Jun 18, 2015 near Marquette, MI
A berm to roller combination on Eh Line trail.
Jun 26, 2015 near Marquette, MI

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Sep 13, 2020
Alex vonKluck
Aug 22, 2020
Dan Harvala
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Nick Blossom
Nov 4, 2019
Robb Webber
Jul 25, 2018
Ryan Hondoep
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Jun 26, 2018
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Oct 2, 2017
Matthew Bohm
Jul 10, 2017
Al W
Great trail. Good speed and flow with some jumps and bridges.