Hiking and Biking
Renew your spirit, Energize your body, Explore the exhilarating trails of Marquette Country
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Marquette Country has more hiking and biking opportunities than anywhere else in the Upper Peninsula. With thousands of miles of back roads, marked trails, logging roads, cross-country ski tracks, national and state forest trails, and paved biking paths. Enjoy a leisurely ride along the largest fresh water lake, Lake Superior.
Some of the many marked trails for which maps are readily available include the Harlow Lake, Hogsback, and Sugarloaf Mountain trail systems, some of Marquette’s beautiful charms. The Mountain is known for its stunning views of Lake Superior, cliffs, and Marquette city. Presque Isle and the Bog Walk, Vandenboom Nature Trail, and the Elliot Donnelly and McCormick Wilderness are also nearby.
Upper Peninsula of Michigan Hiking Tours
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There is nothing more exhilarating than spending a day or ever a few days on the trails of this exciting land.
Hiking Tours & Expeditions
McCormick Tract Wilderness Tract- Day or Overnight. This tour will take you on an easy trek of about 6.5 miles on an old logging road to the remnants of the Old McCormick Hunting Lodge on the shore of White Deer Lake. You will walk through a mosaic of sparking lakes, clear running streams, rock outcroppings, and an old White Pine Forest.
Wetmore Beach/Sugarloaf to Echo Lake Marquette Day Tour. Beautiful views from Sugarloaf Mountain and then a relaxing trek along the shoreline from Wetmore Beach to Little Presque Isle along a cliff line, quiet coves, Little Presque Island and on through the Boreal Forest to Echo Lake. This tour is and easy day trip of 5 miles.
Craig Lake Loop Michigamme – Day or Overnight – About a 60 minute drive west of Marquette. Craig Lake State Park is Michigan’s most remote state forest. Consisting of about 7,000 acres the park consists of 2 lakes that have a trail for circumnavigation. It is about 7.5 miles long. Consisting of a mosaic of streams, lakes and quiet forests it is a hikers paradise. Wildlife abounds, Loons, Eagles and even Moose are often seen in this area.
Huron Mountian/Big Bay Area Waterfalls – Day Tours or Overnight – There are many waterfalls and scenic overlooks in the Northern part of Marquette County. Yellow Dog, Little Garlic, Dead River, Turkey Neck, and Mulligan Falls in the Big Bay to Silver Lake area is a very scenic hiking area.
Marquette’s new Biking Site – Let’s Bike Marquette
Every year Marquette plays host to the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic and the Superior Bike Fest.
For eleven years the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic race has brought bike enthusiasts to Marquette County. In the beginning 480 racers competed for glory. In 2009 over 2300 racers competed, and for 2010 the race committee expects to reach far over the 2000 registration mark.
For more information: http://www.oretoshore.com/
Marquette Bike Jam – The fun starts Friday night with the Speed Jam – criterium racing in the heart of the downtown. Coupled with a kids bike rodeo, expo, food vendors, Circulus and an outdoor film, it’s bound to be a great time!
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For more information on Hike and Bike Trails:
The Noquemanon Trail Network- We envision a community with trails leading from schools, downtown’s, and neighborhoods to each other and out into our beautiful wilderness areas. We see the network as an important asset to the health of our residents and economy.
Our mission is to develop and maintain an interconnected, year round, non-motorized land and water trail network in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Noquemanon Trail Network www.noquetrails.org
Discover Marquette’s Best Trails
Are you mountain biking, hiking, or trail running in Marquette, Michigan? Marquette is a special place, blessed with natural beauty, and an active community. Marquette’s trails are simply incredible.
The Marquette Trails app is your guide to finding and navigating the trails. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this app is useful to all trail explorers.
An iPhone guide to Marquette’s non-motorized trails
Trail Range: Based in Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the North Country Trail Hikers (NCTH) Chapter is responsible for developing, maintaining, protecting and promoting the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) in western Alger County beginning at Rock River Road, traveling west through Marquette County including the City of Marquette along the shore of Lake Superior, and ending in eastern Baraga County at the Long Lake outlet west of Craig Lake State Park. See our Trail Segments page for detailed information about the trail in our area, including driving directions to trail-heads and maps.
North Country Trail Hikers Chapter www.northcountrytrail.org
The Iron Ore Heritage Trail will be a 48-mile, multi-use, year round trail that connects communities and people to the regions historic sites and human stories. Through a multitude of interpretation methods, we can share the story of the Marquette Iron Range and our 160+ years of mining ore that changed the landscape of Marquette County and the United States. Iron Ore Heritage Trail www.ironoreheritage.com
Mountain Bike Park with Lift Service!
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Lakeshore Bike Rental
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Marquette, MI 49855
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Marquette, MI 49855
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