9.8 miles
Distance
990 ft
Climb
-1,531 ft
Descent
1,173 ft
High Point

Copper Harbor, MI shuttled start. Route a mixture of uphill/downhill with intermediate to very difficult terrain.

Detailed Description
Copper Harbor Cycling is a 10 mile less popular intermediate route located near Copper Harbor Michigan. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 990 ft with a max elevation of 1,173 ft then descends -1,531 ft.
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Copper Harbor Trails Club (www.copperharbortrails.org)
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10 Reviews & Comments

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bruce1lj (Oct 10, 2020 at 13:41)
Trail Red Trail
Wow, this is a rough, rugged, rocky, rooty trail. If you're looking for flowy and fast, this isn't it. If you're looking to stretch your technical ability, descending or climbing (there's not much to climb really, just those rocky ridges here and there), this trail will rattle you to the next level.
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jl1984 (Aug 24, 2020 at 6:10)
Really incredible bridge work- there is one section that must be 700 ft long. If that’s your thing, definitely make it a point to hit this trail. I think this blue level difficulty.
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jl1984 (Aug 24, 2020 at 6:06)
Trail Red Trail
If you’re in copper harbor and want natural, all-mountain tech- this is your trail. This trail is old school and has a lot of fun tech moves and steep rock rolls. Reminded me of my days in AZ, and is a great change of pace from the fast, flowy stuff. Worth a shuttle trip up.
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jl1984 (Aug 24, 2020 at 6:04)
Extended climb up to drop into flow/overflow/danimal/on the edge; or, in my opinion the most fun intermediate descent when linked with woopity-woo. Jumps, berms, but just incredible flow through perfectly desisgned swooping turns. Felt like surfing..... i could ride these two trails 365 days a year.
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bdofmichigan (Jun 17, 2020 at 18:14)
Trail Red Trail
The greatest trail in the system if you like it rocky and rooty and a little bit routy. You can definitely still send it on an XC bike, but its fun on a trail bike too and a little less jolting. It keeps you on your toes and has enough natural features and amazingly grippy rock to make even high class riders happy. I'm extremely thankful for this trail, it isn't new age smooth and polished, it's rough and rugged like this land, and thats the way trails are supposed to be made.
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rxgx (Aug 29, 2019 at 11:07)
This is alone a nature trail. No bikes.
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clam-sandwhich (Jul 9, 2019 at 19:28)
This is closed to riding. Foot traffic only.
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jasfoto (Aug 19, 2018 at 11:33)
Super fun! Flowy, smooth and fast for most of the trail. Trail follows the brook and really beautiful in spots.
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WanderingMan BSMTB (Oct 31, 2014 at 8:29)
Trail On the Edge
The view from the top ridge is amazing, and the switchback ladders are a blast to come down. This trail is a must ride!
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SKIGAN14 (Oct 16, 2014 at 11:55)
Trail On the Edge
One of my favorite trails here! Great views and great riding!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    14
More Stats for Copper Harbor Cycling mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -543 ft
  • Altitude min
    630 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,173 ft
  • Altitude end
    630 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -42.9%
  • Grade min
    28%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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