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Marquette Trail 50
> Race Logistics
Choose from a 50K or 50-mile solo singletrack race (they start together) or get a team together for the new 50K relay the Friday before the solo events. www.marquettetrail50.com
> Race Date
August 16 & 17, 2013
> Getting There
Fly or drive into Marquette— about three and a half hours from Green Bay, or approximately seven hours from Detroit, Chicago or Minneapolis.
Top Trails: Marquette, MI
1. Pictured rocks National lake shore
Chapel Falls to Mosquito Falls Loop
An approximate 10-mile singletrack loop starts from the trailhead at the end of Chapel Road inside the National Lake Shore near Munising. Explore forested trails and steep cliffs along- side Lake Superior.
2. Isle royale National park
Windigo Visitor Center to Feldtmann Ridge Loop
If you have the time and inclination (well, maybe not after a 50K or 50-mile race), getting to Isle Royale in Lake Superior via boat or floatplane is worth the trip. Go out of Houghton or Grand Marias, MN. Enjoy a rugged 30-mile singletrack loop on the island with stunning views of Lake Superior and rock formations.
3. Noquemanon Trail Network
The Carp River Loop
This approximate seven-mile loop trail starts near Marquette, and show- cases a river crossing, gentle steeps and undulating singletrack alongside the gurgling Carp River.
4. North Country Trail
Little Presque Isle Point
This approximate six-mile out-and- back section passes underneath pines and meanders along Lake Superior beaches. A perfect post-run or next day “cool- down” jaunt. Soak in cold Superior water afterward.