Torres del Paine is located in Southern Patagonia and is one of the numerous and spectacular national parks in Chile. It was created in 1959 and UNESCO has listed the location as a Biosphere Reserve since 1978. This place is a wonderland for nature enthusiasts from all over the world.
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Mountain Biking in Saint Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan USA
The trail from Saint Ignace to Trout Lake stretches approximately 45 km/28 mi long and is mostly dirt/gravel. Though the trail is mainly used for snowmobiling, it is ideal for mountain biking in summertime as well. The trailhead is on Marquette Street (near the Little Bear East Arena) and ends in Trout Lake (located off of M-123) about 0.5 mi/0.8 km from the railroad crossing.
The trail passes among wetlands, woodlands and open green spaces along a corridor, which is remote in many places. It also passes through a very small town called Moran that has a couple of stores and a gas station. Trout Lake is an agricultural small town, where you can find a small grocery store and a few restaurants. Outside of St. Ignace, the trail is gravel/dirt, but in the last few miles near Trout Lake, it becomes a dirt trail.