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Hairpin Loop

Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer out and back
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 143' 43 m
Descent: -137' -42 m
High: 874' 266 m
Low: 732' 223 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Rhen Hoehn

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A mowed grass trail branching off of the Core Loop that drops down into a river valley

Rhen Hoehn

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Footing is generally easy but the hill is constant and somewhat steep.

Description

The Hairpin Loop is an appropriately named trail that connects to the Core Loop as part of the Michigan Tech trail system. The trail drops straight down into a river valley and then turns around and heads straight back up the hill.

There are nice views of the river valley at the bottom and a fault-line creek located at the bottom of a steep ravine that runs along the trail on the way back up. The trail is about 6 meters wide, and is a mowed grass trail, so it's not terribly technical. This route is used for cross-country skiing in the winter.

Flora & Fauna

I regularly see deer on this trail.

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