4 miles
Distance
470 ft
Climb
-502 ft
Descent
982 ft
High Point

A level above the Red and Green loops, this heads downhill on the incredibly scenic Gorgeous trail and loops back to the trailhead using Blue. Gorgeous is mostly smooth dirt, with a handful of rocks and some decent (for Michigan) exposure. Blue, the oldest route in the system, is considerably more rocky but still a lot of fun. Starts by following Grom (Purple Signs) to Gorge-ous (Yellow Signs) and then continues in Blue (Blue Signs) after reaching the Carp River.

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Trails in Route

Grom Loop2,382 ft
Gorge-ous1 mile
Forget-Me-Not3,907 ft
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Secret2,162 ft
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
More Stats for Gorge-ous to Blue from NTN South Trailhead mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    639 ft
  • Altitude start
    857 ft
  • Altitude end
    827 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -36.7%
  • Grade min
    20.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,916 ft
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