3.0 miles
Distance
179 ft
Climb
-712 ft
Descent
00:21:04
Avg time

The Flow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Copper Harbor Trail System
    Copper Harbor, Michigan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4160 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #32961 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

An intermediate level flow style cross country mountain bike trail that takes riders from the peak of Brockway Mountain all the way back to the edge of town. Riders are treated to long fast sections of single-track trail, linked with berms in the corners and lots of amazing views out across Lake Superior.

Flow passes beneath the Overflow flow-over and links in with the intermediate level jump line Daisy Dukes at the mid point.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Flow mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -533 ft
  • Altitude min
    638 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,171 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,171 ft
  • Altitude end
    638 ft
  • Grade
    -3.382%
  • Grade max
    -30.338%
  • Grade min
    18.018%
  • Distance climb
    3,509 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,217 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:42
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Status:
on May 20, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.4 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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  • < 50%
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  • no data
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      The Flow Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 20, 2021 @ 7:04am
      May 20, 2021
      reporter Reopened for non-motorized users. https://copperharbortrails.org/trail-status
      May 10, 2021 @ 12:39pm
      May 10, 2021
      https://copperharbortrails.org/trail-status
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 7:19am
      Oct 24, 2020
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Sep 26, 2020
      Aug 20, 2019 @ 2:34pm
      Aug 20, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 213 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 842 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      38 |
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 9:57pm
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      56 |
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 2:04pm
      Oct 5, 2020
      83 |
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 2:04pm
      Oct 5, 2020
      140 |
      Aug 1, 2018 @ 11:54am
      Aug 1, 2018

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      jasfoto (Aug 19, 2018 at 11:36)
       Not as flowy as the name might lead you to think. Quite a bit of loose rock along the trail. A few really great views of Lake Superior. Watch the very end of the trail as it gets a bit technical with rock formations you have to ride.
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      • + 0
      bdofmichigan (Jun 17, 2020 at 18:08)
       This is a crown jewel of a trail. It is everything you could ask for on an intermediate mountain bike trail. You can send it on an XC bike, or a trail bike, or even a fat bike and it will be smiles for miles. It's rocky and a little loose in places, not completely polished smooth thankfully, and it will keep you happy for 10-30 minutes depending on your speed. This trail and the Red trail are alone worth the drive north. Many thanks to the builders. This is a treasure.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jl1984 (Aug 24, 2020 at 5:59)
       Blue-level flow trail that could be bordering on green if not for a few intermediate features (rock formations, steep turns) towards the bottom. This is a trail for everyone- there are no jumps/drops to note, but fun rolling flow with beautifully built berms. It makes for a true mountain bike experience if you climb it and go back down, and its even better if you save legs by shuttling.
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      Videos

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      youtuber MI MTB  One of the Midwest's longest descents...
      7:30 | 46 | Oct 22, 2021 , Copper Harbor
      youtuber Taking It Easy on The Flow & Daisy Dukes...
      11:47 | 488 | Aug 12, 2019 , Copper Harbor
      Riding The Flow Copper Harbor, Michigan
      1:54 | 422 | Sep 19, 2013 , Copper Harbor
      The Flow Trail prt 1
      12:06 | 325 | Jul 13, 2014 , Copper Harbor
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