Noquemanon Trails Network: South Marquette Trails

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↑ 2,100 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
This Trail Network is well known for having some of the best riding in the Midwest. There are 3 full loops that range in legenth from 5 to 7 miles over the rugged terrain. The blue loop (Mt. Marquette loop) is the most challenging with technical climbs and long, sometimes rocky downhills. The Red loop (Pioneer Loop) starts out with a long climb up the Benson Grade across the street, and then descends through the woods on a mixture of single and double track. Look for some amazing free ride trails on the Benson. The Yellow Loop (Carp river loop) starts out mellow with a good downhill section and then climbs up Marquette Mountain Ski hill. The descent rewards you for the challenging uphill with a great run down "Easy Rider" These Trails are managed by the Noquemonon Trail Network. Big ups to them for all of thier work.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I'd like to do the No Dab/Chunder Muffin and Scary/Baby Blue trails. Where are these trailheads? -budgetbiker

A: After more research I found that I need to take the Blue Loop counterclockwise from the parking area, take a left on Marquette Mountain Road (dirt) and continue either a short distance (No Dab) or ~half mile (Scary) to get to these trailheads.

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Q: Can you camp on site? -Guest

A: I saw a few tents long the river and a few places for campfires today.

Guest answered on September 24, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Gramcounter


September 20, 2018
 
Review: Blown away by these trails. They have everything you could ask for. Mirror creek is pretty easy and so scenic. Can't wait to come back

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Doubletrack


July 27, 2018
 
Review: WOW! Such good trails tucked away in some of the Midwest's best topography. This place really has a trail for everyone. Gorge-ous contains stretches of idyllic, exposed singletrack. Those looking for more of a technical challenge should try the brutal tracks Southern Cross, No Dab, and Flow. Lastly, pristine flow trail can be enjoyed on Down Dogger, the Dual Slalom Course, or Eh Line. Whatever you choose, not a single trail will disappoint!

Similar Trail: Copper Harbor?

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Gnarly


July 27, 2018
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Review: Great trails...very scenic and challenging. Definitely worth the trip

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Gramcounter


July 3, 2018
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Review: I'm been lucky enough to ride in most every state of this great country and have experienced many great trails. Marquette stands up in terms of variety length and most of all fun riding. It's not real close to anywhere but worth the trip

Similar Trail: Kingdom trails in Vt

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Bunny Hop

June 20, 2018
 
Review: Absolutely phenomenal riding here, there's so many trails throughout this entire system that it'd be near impossible to list. Everything from gnarly technical downhill runs to huge tabletops, some crazy big drops, and everything in between. Ride here asap.

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Gramcounter


September 23, 2017
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Review: I rode the majority of the south trails over two rides. I have to give them a great rating although I would really prefer to have a single track climb instead of the road up Benson's. The south network offers trails of varying technical difficulty so it makes no sense to rate it. Suffice it to say there are sections that will challenge most rider skill levels.

Similar Trail: Kingdom trails, Vt

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Granny Gear

September 14, 2017
 
Review: Wonderful trail system, lots of fun trails for the whole family.

Similar Trail: Ispheming

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Gramcounter

August 15, 2017
 
Review: These are really really really great trails. Rode the pioneer loop for the first time. The first stretch was a little more technical than I needed, but the rest was awesome. Flowy and fun and incredibly scenic.

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Granny Gear

July 6, 2017
 
Review: Excellent trail, well maintained and beautiful views

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Trailblazer


November 27, 2016
 
Review: Best trail system I have ever ridden. so much to do and see. EH line and Down Dogger are an endless amount of fun.

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