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Mount Marquette Loop (Blue Loop)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (23)

A moderately difficult singletrack loop of the Marquette trail system.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Singletrack

1,017' 310 m

High

639' 195 m

Low

493' 150 m

Up

506' 154 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Mountain bikes need to ride the loop counterclockwise.

Description

The Mount Marquette Loop (also known to locals as the Blue Loop because of the classic blue NTN arrow signs which mark the trail) is one of the signature technical trails in the Marquette singletrack system. The trail is rated as moderately difficult with numerous short more difficult sections and one longer more difficult section (there is a bypass for this).

The loop is just under four miles in length and there are a number of adjacent nearby trails available to extend a ride. There are four main access points: the M-553 main NTN South Trails trailhead, the base of the Mt. Marquette access road, Shiras Park, and the Granite Pointe neighborhood access. The M553 trailhead is the most used access point as it is the hub of the South Trails system.

From the parking area, the trail should be ridden in a counterclockwise direction. The large billboard sign marks the beginning of the trail. The loop contains a number of named segments.

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Matthew Koss

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  4.2 from 23 votes

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Nifty things the trail network does when trees fall
Sep 4, 2017 near Marquette, MI
Marquette Mountain Mountain Bike Ride
Dec 11, 2021 near Marquette, MI

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Oct 6, 2021
Kenny Davis
4mi — 1h 00m
Aug 24, 2021
Dave S
Jul 1, 2021
Tom McKim
Jun 20, 2021
james raimar
3.8mi
Jul 31, 2020
Ben Hojo
4.8mi
Jul 1, 2020
Jared Larson
Hardtail. Unsure of date ridden.
Nov 4, 2019
Robb Webber
Aug 3, 2019
Vance McMurry