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!
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
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
- 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.