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Mount Marquette Loop (Blue Loop)

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 493' 150 m
Descent: -506' -154 m
High: 1,017' 310 m
Low: 639' 195 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Koss

A moderately difficult singletrack loop of the Marquette trail system.

Matthew Koss

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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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Check-Ins

Aug 3, 2019
Vance McMurry
Feb 8, 2019
Chuck Hutchens
Fun and flows snow trail! 5.4mi
Aug 18, 2018
Corey Coogan
Jul 31, 2018
Drew Mason
Jul 27, 2017
Rob Cline
11.9mi
Jun 24, 2017
greg batten
Oct 15, 2016
Jay Balliet
Sep 30, 2016
Chris S.
Difficult terrain. Rocky! Fun at times but overshadowed by rocks and more rocks. — 1h 00m

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Trail Rankings

#80

in Michigan

#4,264

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Photos

Nifty things the trail network does when trees fall
Sep 4, 2017 near Marquette, MI

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