Trail Stats

Total Distance
Elevation Change
1643 ft
2242 ft
- 3088 ft
1144 ft
- 846 ft
603 / 1605
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Course Information

Full and Half Noque (Classic and Freestyle)

Course adjustments are in place for 2024.  Below is a summary of the changes:

  • The 50K has been shortened to a distance of 23K – start line is the NTN County Road 510 Trailhead
  • The 24K has been shortened to a distance of 23K – start line is the NTN County Road 510 Trailhead
  • The 15 Mile snowshoe will follow the same adjusted 23K distance course as the skiers (as in normal years) – start line is the NTN County Road 510 Trailhead
  • The 50K and 24K will ski the same course (total distance of 23K)
  • The 12K has been shortened to a distance of 10K – start line is the NTN Forestville Trailhead
  • The 12K will merge shortly after their start onto the primary 23K course
  • The 50K, 24K, 15 Mile snowshoe, and 12K events will all finish at the NTN Forestville Trailhead
  • Buses will return participants from the Forestville finish line to the Superior Dome – all services still available at the Dome
  • Busing to a participants respective start line is mandatory – there is no participant or spectator parking available at the 510 start line or at Forestville
  • Spectators are encouraged to visit the finish line at Forestville but MUST ride a bus as there is no parking available except for volunteers, race officials, busses, and emergency personnel
  • Wave schedules remain unchanged – skiers should remain in the wave originally assigned and as printed on their race bib
  • Awards remain unchanged despite everyone skiing the same course – skiers are still competing against each other within their originally scheduled event and within their respective waves – please reference the award section of the race bulletin for more information on award and age group categories
  • Please reference the race bulletin for complete information
  • The Junior Noque will go on as planned for Friday at Al Quaal Recreation Area
  • The 3K and 1K adaptive events have been moved from Saturday to Friday and will start at Al Quaal Recreation Area at 3pm with course lengths adjusted from 3K to 2K and the 1K will now be 600 Meters
  • No events will finish at the Superior Dome – all Saturday events will end at the NTN Forestville Trailhead (finishers will be bused back to the Superior Dome)
  • All services will continue to be offered at the Superior Dome as normal

The full Noque will have its traditional start at Ishpeming’s at Al Quaal Recreation Area.  The Half Noque will have its traditional start at the NTN 510 trailhead.

For a interactive Google map click HERE .
*IMPORTANT* – the course East of Al Quaal Recreation area and West of CR510 is closed to the public at all times as much of it is on private land. Do not attempt to access any part of this route outside of an assigned wave time or you will be putting our event at risk.

This is the elevation profile.


Noque 12K (Classic and Freestyle)

The 12K course begins at the Forestville Trailhead and includes just over 1K of the Animoosh trail before joining up with the Noquemanon course that skiers will take all the way to the finish line at the NMU Superior Dome.  The 2024 course will finish at the Forestville Trailhead as well.

Junior Noque (5K/3K/1K)

Courses are held at Al Quaal Recreation Area.


3K (1 lap)

5K (2 laps)

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