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Down Dogger

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Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -330' -101 m
High: 1,118' 341 m
Low: 789' 240 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

Fast and fun, Down Dogger is a playful flow trail in the Marquette South Trail System.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Description

Down Dogger is a long flow trail in the Marquette South Trail System. It can be ridden as a quick loop from the main parking area or done as a shuttle from the top of Benson Grade. For the most part, the trail is nice loamy soil with the exception of a few rock slabs and outcroppings.

The route starts just over the penstock at the top of Benson Grade 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 Down Dogger 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 access the main parking area and trailhead.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Nov 4, 2019
Robb Webber
Jul 16, 2017
Vance McMurry
Oct 15, 2016
Jay Balliet
Aug 12, 2016
Lawrence Burk
Awesome ride! 1.5mi — 11h 07m

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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

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