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Mountain Biking in Michigan Tech Easy Loop, Houghton, Michigan USA

Length:
7.24 km / 4.5 mi
Type:
0% Singletrack
Ascent - Descent:
+ 61.57 m/202 ft - 61.87 m/203 ft
Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Houghton is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is considered to be one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. The city’s culture and cuisine were influenced by the European immigrants, who reached the area to work in the copper mines. Houghton, due to its location, offers to visitors many recreational moments and a grand variety of sports including hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking and climbing.

Michigan Tech Easy Loop is the best place to start riding singletrack. With its 2.43 m/8 ft wide corridor, 1.21 m/4 ft wide bridges and flat terrain with very little elevation change, it’s the perfect place to start practice riding narrow objects. There are also some 17 in/43.18 cm wide ground level boardwalks over muddy sections.

The Easy Loop starts at the main Tech trailhead and passes through a wetland forest, while crossing some small streams and wide arched bridges. After crossing the Pilgrim Road, you will enter the Tolkien Trails.

If 7.24 km/4.5 mi sounds long, the central Ring Loop is close and you can follow one of the many smaller loops (Troll Loop, Ent Loop, Gnome Loop, Elf Loop and Hobbit Loop) to head back to the main trailhead. On the other hand, if you feel like it, you can wander around a little bit more in the Tolkien Trail. So come, pedal as fast as you can and enjoy amazing natural surroundings!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin
137.6km/ 85.5 mi, 1 hour 37 mins
1. Head north on Pine St to County Road B. 2. Turn right onto (v) County Road B. 3. Turn left into (v) State Hwy 32 N / U.S. 45-N / WI-32 N. Continue to follow the US-45 N. Entering Michigan. 4. Turn right at (n) M-N on the 26th. 5. Turn right at (n) on the 26th M-N / M-38 E. Continue to follow the M-26 N. 6. Turn right at (n) W Sharon Ave. 7. Turn right at (n) Core Loop. Your destination will be on your left.
BY CAR FROM Marquette, Michigan
160.29km/ 99.6 mi, 1 hour 51 mins
Follow the US 41 N. 1. Head west on W Michigan St toward N 4th St. 2. Take the first turn left onto N 4th St. 3. Take the 3rd right turn at W Washington St. 4. Turn right at (n) -M on the 28th W / U.S. 41 N. Continue to follow the US 41 N. 5. Turn left into the (n) Macinnes Dr. 6. Proceed to Sharon Ave. 7. Turn left into the (n) Core Loop. Your destination will be on your left.
BY CAR FROM Merrill, Wisconsin
275.20 km/ 171 mi, 3 hours 16 mins
1. Head east on E Main St toward S Center Ave. 2. Take the first turn left onto Co. Rd K / S Center Ave. Continue to follow the Co Rd K. 3. Turn left to merge on Hwy 51 N / U.S. 51 N. 4. Take exit US-8 to Prentice / Rhinelander. 5. Turn right at (n) -the 8th U.S. E. 6. Turn right at (n) -the 8th U.S. E / WI-47 S. 7. Turn left into (v) State Trunk Highway N on the 17th. 8. Turn right onto (v) the 17th State Trunk Highway N / WI-70 E / Wisconsin 70 Trunk E. 9. Turn left into the (N) U.S. 45-N / Willow St. Continue to follow the US-45 N. Entering Michigan. 10. Turn right onto (v) the 26th M-N. 11. Turn right at (n) -the 26th M N / M-38 E. Continue to follow the M-26 N. 12. Turn right at (n) W Sharon Ave. 13. Turn right at (n) Core Loop. Your destination will be on your left.
BY AIR
Houghton County Memorial Airport,
11.27km / 7 mi
BY AIR
Sawyer International Airport,
175km / 109 mi.
BY TRAIN

There is no train serving this spot.

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