4.4 miles
Distance
369 ft
Climb
-394 ft
Descent
1,182 ft
High Point

Fun beginner friendly route, starts with quite a bit of climbing but ends with a long fun downhill. Start by going to the top of Benson Grade.

Detailed Description
Alternate Pioneer Loop is a 4 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Marquette Michigan. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 369 ft with a max elevation of 1,182 ft then descends -394 ft.
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31 Reviews & Comments

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Yukongila (Aug 1, 2022 at 16:11)
This one really takes its title… it’s freakin’ nature! Good for lots of skill levels (I’m 11). You can just go fast on the downhill and berms, which are super fun. 10/10! Super fun trail!
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 22, 2022 at 9:59)
Upper section is super techy for a blue trail. Gets slightly less rocky as you head towards benson grade.
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 22, 2022 at 9:59)
Upper section is super techy for a blue trail. Gets slightly less rocky as you head towards benson grade.
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 22, 2022 at 9:59)
Upper section is super techy for a blue trail. Gets slightly less rocky as you head towards benson grade.
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 22, 2022 at 9:56)
Trail Smiley
The name of the trail tells you all you need to know. Super fast, flowy, fast berms. Plenty of optional jumps
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 22, 2022 at 9:56)
Trail Smiley
The name of the trail tells you all you need to know. Super fast, flowy, fast berms. Plenty of optional jumps
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 22, 2022 at 9:56)
Trail Smiley
The name of the trail tells you all you need to know. Super fast, flowy, fast berms. Plenty of optional jumps
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 21, 2022 at 8:20)
The beginning is slow, big rocks, punchy uphill rocky climbs more of a black trail than a blue. After you get past the entrance to your mom trail it gets more flowy with just roots and loam. Best trail to access the high side of smily.
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 21, 2022 at 8:20)
The beginning is slow, big rocks, punchy uphill rocky climbs more of a black trail than a blue. After you get past the entrance to your mom trail it gets more flowy with just roots and loam. Best trail to access the high side of smily.
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 21, 2022 at 8:20)
The beginning is slow, big rocks, punchy uphill rocky climbs more of a black trail than a blue. After you get past the entrance to your mom trail it gets more flowy with just roots and loam. Best trail to access the high side of smily.
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 21, 2022 at 8:20)
The beginning is slow, big rocks, punchy uphill rocky climbs more of a black trail than a blue. After you get past the entrance to your mom trail it gets more flowy with just roots and loam. Best trail to access the high side of smily.
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 21, 2022 at 8:20)
The beginning is slow, big rocks, punchy uphill rocky climbs more of a black trail than a blue. After you get past the entrance to your mom trail it gets more flowy with just roots and loam. Best trail to access the high side of smily.
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lukesheffer42 (Jul 21, 2022 at 8:20)
The beginning is slow, big rocks, punchy uphill rocky climbs more of a black trail than a blue. After you get past the entrance to your mom trail it gets more flowy with just roots and loam. Best trail to access the high side of smily.
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Lebmartin (May 8, 2021 at 8:45)
Yeah this is absolutely 100% called Rough Rock Ridge, even on the NTN printed maps. Even the signage on the trails calls it as such.
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Lebmartin (May 8, 2021 at 8:45)
Yeah this is absolutely 100% called Rough Rock Ridge, even on the NTN printed maps. Even the signage on the trails calls it as such.
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Lebmartin (May 8, 2021 at 8:45)
Yeah this is absolutely 100% called Rough Rock Ridge, even on the NTN printed maps. Even the signage on the trails calls it as such.
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Lebmartin (May 8, 2021 at 8:45)
Yeah this is absolutely 100% called Rough Rock Ridge, even on the NTN printed maps. Even the signage on the trails calls it as such.
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Lebmartin (May 8, 2021 at 8:45)
Yeah this is absolutely 100% called Rough Rock Ridge, even on the NTN printed maps. Even the signage on the trails calls it as such.
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Lebmartin (May 8, 2021 at 8:45)
Yeah this is absolutely 100% called Rough Rock Ridge, even on the NTN printed maps. Even the signage on the trails calls it as such.
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nmuskier (Oct 6, 2020 at 10:16)
This is NOT the name of this trail. I wish people would stop trying to be cute and leave their mark on their vacation spot. Trailforks isn't Strava! Use proper trail names!
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nmuskier (Oct 6, 2020 at 10:16)
This is NOT the name of this trail. I wish people would stop trying to be cute and leave their mark on their vacation spot. Trailforks isn't Strava! Use proper trail names!
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nmuskier (Oct 6, 2020 at 10:16)
This is NOT the name of this trail. I wish people would stop trying to be cute and leave their mark on their vacation spot. Trailforks isn't Strava! Use proper trail names!
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nmuskier (Oct 6, 2020 at 10:16)
This is NOT the name of this trail. I wish people would stop trying to be cute and leave their mark on their vacation spot. Trailforks isn't Strava! Use proper trail names!
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nmuskier (Oct 6, 2020 at 10:16)
This is NOT the name of this trail. I wish people would stop trying to be cute and leave their mark on their vacation spot. Trailforks isn't Strava! Use proper trail names!
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nmuskier (Oct 6, 2020 at 10:16)
This is NOT the name of this trail. I wish people would stop trying to be cute and leave their mark on their vacation spot. Trailforks isn't Strava! Use proper trail names!
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MikeB100 (Oct 21, 2020 at 12:00)
This section actually is called Rough Rock Ridge. There is even a sign there.
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MikeB100 (Oct 21, 2020 at 12:00)
This section actually is called Rough Rock Ridge. There is even a sign there.
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MikeB100 (Oct 21, 2020 at 12:00)
This section actually is called Rough Rock Ridge. There is even a sign there.
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MikeB100 (Oct 21, 2020 at 12:00)
This section actually is called Rough Rock Ridge. There is even a sign there.
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MikeB100 (Oct 21, 2020 at 12:00)
This section actually is called Rough Rock Ridge. There is even a sign there.
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MikeB100 (Oct 21, 2020 at 12:00)
This section actually is called Rough Rock Ridge. There is even a sign there.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    52
More Stats for Alternate Pioneer Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    859 ft
  • Altitude start
    884 ft
  • Altitude end
    860 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -16.9%
  • Grade min
    35%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,178 ft
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