Want to get out on your mountain bike more this summer, but aren’t sure what trails would be the best fit for you? With five different trailheads in the area, there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for your riding style.
Swedetown Trails. The Swedetown trails are located about a mile from our shop and are very flowy with lots of ups and downs and are the most mellow of all the trail systems. If you’re just starting out with mountain biking, you may want to start on the ski trails, which are all two-track and can ease you into trail riding.
Maasto Hiito/Churning Rapids. The Churning Rapids Trails (also commonly called Maasto Hiito) are fast trails with punchy, steep climbs, and are a little more technical than the Swedetown trails. These trails are accessible from three locations: Tomasi Drive in Hancock, Christianson Road in Hancock, and the Houghton County Fairgrounds in Hancock.
Michigan Tech Trails. The Tech trails have multiple levels of fun, from flow trails and cool bridge features, a pump track and jump line, and traditional single track cross country riding trails. These are located off of W Sharon Avenue in Houghton.
Copper Harbor Trails. The Copper Harbor trails in Copper Harbor are some of the most sought after trails, located at the very tip of the Keweenaw. If you are an experienced mountain biker looking to add to your skillset and have loads of fun, these trails are perfect for you. They have everything from Technical cross country trails, to double black diamond downhill-specific trails for those of you who want to get really rad out there. The main trailhead and Community Center are located right in the center of Copper Harbor.
SoKe Adventure Trails. The SoKe trails are very advanced hand built trails located in Greenland, South of Houghton. Like Copper Harbor, you want to have a decent skillset and mountain biking experience to tackle these trails.