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Red Markers will signify locations for Snow Bikes.
Al Quaal Recreation Park - The Parks and Recreation Committee unanimously approved a “trial” year for snow bikes at it’s December 2012 meeting.
These multi-use trails are all bikeable double-track, with access to some logging roads.
Great single track for bikers looking for a challenging ride. The fifty percent mix of single and double-track provide rocks, roots, bedrock and steep climbs. Check out the overlook on the south-west corner of the map, locally known as Top-of-the-World. From here the Jedi Trail offers a two mile, twisty downhill with good flow and spectacular views. Sugarloaf and Hogback aren’t the greatest rides, since large portions of the trail will require a bike carry. This area is also used for the annual “12 Hours of Potluck” mountain bike race that takes place each summer.
Whether you’re in Marquette for a weekend get-a-way or staying a week at camp nearby, the city bike path is a nice way to tour the city, get to the beach from your hotel or enjoy views of Lake Superior. With shops and restaurants right on the path, nothing beats cruising the path on a sunny day.
If you’re a beginning bike rider or enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Superior, the two-mile paved road on Presque Isle Park, is a relaxing choice. Scenic overlooks, a beach, and ice-cream stand are sure to please.
The North Country Trail is all single-track, but limited sections are open for biking.
Ridges and overlooks offer breathtaking views of the Range Mountain Bike Trail System. Deer Lake, in the north-west corner of the map is a popular local ride. If you’re looking for challenging single-track, pick a trail off the Hill Street Parking lot. The Mountain Bike Club also offers a group ride every Wednesday (May-October) at 6:30 p.m. The ride leaves the Jasper Ridge Brewery Parking lot at 6:30 and caters to beginners and experienced riders.
Iron Ore Heritage Trail
This trail will eventually run 48 miles from Van Riper State Park to Harvey. Rich in history, this tour is nice any time of the season, but especially when fall colors peak in Marquette County. The easy-to-ride railroad grade is also completely flat, and an easy tour for beginning riders.
South Marquette is the place to go if you’re looking for single-track. Crews have been adding to these well-marked, well-maintained trails each year, with plans to build 20 new miles of trail in 2011.
Gorge-ous Trail- Completed in 2010, this single-track is terraced into steep hills, just south of the Carp River.
Morgan Creek – Intermediate Single Track
Carp River Loop – Steep descent to river, long climb to top of Marquette Mountain. Caution: during early season, bridge over river may not be in place.
Pioneer Loop – This really fast single-track, with a lot of flow, offers good climbs to top of Benson Grade, with a cut-off for intermediate riders.
Mount Marquette Loop – This trail will challenge riders with its climbs and white-knuckle descents.
Challenging double-track awaits riders at Saux Head.
Noquemanon Trail Network Trail Map
See a portion of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail on this easy-to-ride railroad grade. Eventually this path will connect to Ishpeming, Neguanee, Marquette and Harvey.
The trail starts paved for a couple miles, in Harvey, then turns to hard-packed gravel. The flat terrain of the old-railroad grade makes for easy riding on most types of bikes. It provides nice scenery for a Sunday ride.
Mostly single-track, with great views of Lake Kawbawgam and Lake Le Vasseur. The Gordon loop is fairly flat. The Le Vasseur Loop offers more and a marsh crossing. The trails are covered with grassy moss, not gravel or sand.
Marquette Mountain Bike Park 2011
For more information on Mountain Bike Lift Service and to purchase you’re pass.