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Big M and the Udell Hills

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40.1 Miles 64.5 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

3,160' 963 m

Ascent

-3,161' -963 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

1,089' 332 m

High

706' 215 m

Low

Shared By andy amstutz

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A loop through some old school trails with lots of options.

andy amstutz

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly Two beginner friendly trails, geo-caching, and hiking for family activities.

Closed once there is enough snow to groom for XC classic skiing. The outer loop is groomed for fatbiking by the local cycling club.

Overview

When coming out to the Big M Trail System in the Udell Hills, this ride provides folks with about every trail in the system that is worth riding. It includes lung-busting climbs, screaming downhills, flats to get your groove going, and classic, old school trails that take you back to the beginning of mountain biking.

Description

This map provides the course for the NUE Lumberjack 100. It incorporates all of the Big M and its Outer Loop. The ride is 90% singletrack with some doubletracks to add in extra miles.

From the parking lot there are tons of options. All the trails are two-way during the mountain biking season and well-marked at every intersection. There's basically an inner and outer portion to the system. The outer loop has three or four major climbs broken up with flatter sections for recovery and casual riding. The inner portion is an interval-like series of ups and downs.

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Oct 8, 2018
M C
Sep 21, 2018
zac halden
Easy trails but lots of sand. Nice way to see the forest but not very engaging trails. A lot of uphill without great reward.
Jul 4, 2018
Matthew Przysiecki
16mi
Sep 2, 2017
Nick DeHaan
Catamount=boring; Oh Me II=okay. Other inner loop stuff is kinda lame too- wide and straight. The outer loop is great though- narrow, twisty, and fun! 28.2mi — 2h 21m
Sep 2, 2017
Allen Kraus
19.9mi

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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Orchard Lake State Park looks like its the closest beachfront camping ground. I'm planning a trip there in spring of 2017. Dec 7, 2016
Orchard Beach State Park is 20 minutes from Big M. Nice place to camp. Dec 7, 2016
Skip the inner stuff (wide, straight and not all that technical without much flow) and do the outer loop (narrow, twisty, with really good flow over most sections) imo. Sep 4, 2017

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