Hiking and Biking
Renew your spirit, Energize your body, Explore the exhilarating trails of Marquette Country
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.
Includes: Grom loop, Pioneer loop, Morgan Creek loop and Mount Marquette. View trails
Iron Ore Heritage Trails
Includes: Harvey to Pellet Pavilion, Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Neguanee and Jackson Miners’ Park. View trails
Presque Isle Park Trails
Includes: a trip around the park and a view of it’s beauty. View trails
Marquette Bike Path
Includes: North to Presque Isle, South to the Welcome Center and Harvey. View trails
Marquette County Hike & Bike Events
The Marquette Trails Festival is a multi day celebration of the non-motorized trails in Marquette. It consists of multiple events, both competitive and recreational that showcases the many ways that the trails are used. Events include mountain bike racing, trail runs, scenic hikes and a trail tour. The events will be hosted on the NTN South Trails Network in the Heartwood Forestlands. Further information will be available closer to the date. For more information visit their website here.
Iron Range Roll
Red Earth Classic
The 2nd annual Red Earth Classic Mountain Bike Race in Ishpeming, MI will be held on Saturday, July 26th 2014. Come ride the amazing trail-system that has so much to offer! The festival at Al Quaal Recreation Area will be fun for the whole family; complete with a silent auction, kids activities, The Junior Classic Bike Race, Food, music and much more! There is also a short track sprint race on Sunday for the pro racers and a comp class. Come ride the West-End of Marquette county this summer and see all the area has to offer. To learn more visit their website here.
Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic
The Ore to Shore 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 visit the website here.
Upper Peninsula of Michigan Hiking Tours
For a reservation or questions please call (906) 228-5447 upmihikingtours.com There is nothing more exhilarating than spending a day or ever a few days on the trails of this exciting land.
What do the experts say about Marquette?
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
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
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