Biking the Lake Gogebic, Michigan Area
Looking for a Mountain Biking destination for your summer vacation? Look no further. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offers a great variety of biking experiences within less than a day’s drive from the Midwest’s major population centers. See you on the trail!
The Upper Peninsula has the most biking trails in the state of Michigan. There are thousands of miles of back roads, bike trails, logging roads, snowmobile trails, and cross-country ski trails open to bikers, plus national and state forest trails. Our state highways have very little traffic, making them suitable for biking as well. The roads stretch on endlessly as you bike through the spectacular scenery of the Upper Peninsula.
The Western U.P. has much to offer for mountain bikers. The Pines and Mines trail system offers a broad variety with its Iron County Trails, the Pomeroy / Henry Lake Mountain Bike Complex and the Ehlco Tract Bike Complex. For more information about the Pines and Mines system call 800-659-3232.
Also in the East is the Copper Peak Mountain Bike Park, offering trails for the beginner to the expert. Copper Peak offers chair lift service to allow riders to start from the top, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. For more information on Copper Peak, call 800-222-3131.
Pines and Mines Mountain Bike Trail System
Location: The Pines and Mines Mountain Bike Trail System is located in the forests of the western Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.
Trail Notes: Trails in the Pines and Mines System range from quiet gravel roads to single track back country trails.
Specific trails within the system include:
- Iron County Trails: Riders wind through forested areas, past lakes, streams and waterfalls. Trails allow riders to explore many of the country’s historic transportation, mining and lumbering sites. Trails are beginner to intermediate level on gravel and forest roads with some advanced riding.
- Pomeroy/Henry Lake Mountain Bike Complex: Riders travel over 100 miles of gravel roads of mostly beginner riding with a few moderate hills. These trails are ideal for families looking for loops of 7 to 16 miles.
- Ehlco Tract Bike Complex: These trails take riders deep into a northern hardwoods forest. Creeks, beaver ponds and rivers make up much of the challenge of this trail.
Each mountain bike trail has been assigned a difficulty level. Steepness, length and trail surface are considered. Difficulty is geared to the average biker. One- and two- track trails are marked with a single red dotted line and are very difficult.