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blue Argentine North Fork Trail

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1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 600' 183 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,543' 3,518 m
Low: 10,943' 3,335 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Matt Hawkins

A meandering, forested singletrack alternative to the fire road.

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This singletrack alternative to the fire road through the ski resort can be used as a starting point for the Lenawee Trail. This isn't the fastest way up the mountain - this trail takes its time winding through shaded forest next to a creek. At some points it follows along near the fire road, and crosses it several times. If you just want the fastest way up the mountain, take the fire road. But I prefer this trail, since it provides a much nicer start to the ride than an access road. On hot days, this trail offers significantly more shade than the fire road.

Park in the main parking lot of A-Basin, by the main lodge. Ride up the fire road behind the Black Mountain Express lift to the first switchback, where the trail begins at a well marked sign post. The trail climbs 1.7 miles up to the Black Mountain Lodge. You'll still have a lot of steep climbing on the fire road from that point to get to the Lenawee Trail, but at least you had a nice shaded singletrack to start with.

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