The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge sits strategically at the top of the Copper Harbor Trail System. With multiple trailheads on our property, you are able to ride right from our cabins onto beginner, intermediate and advanced trails without having to load your bikes back onto your vehicle. Our staff at the OAC are local trail experts and will help you with ride suggestions and trail insights. If you are not familiar with the trails in Copper Harbor, please join us for our free guided rides that happen every week during the summer and fall.
Our goal is to make the Lodge the premier base-camp for your mountain biking adventures in “Da Harbor”. In the summer of 2020 we constructed a bike wash and mechanic station on our property that is easily accessible from our cabins and open for our guests to use at their convenience. For 2021 we teamed up with Trek to provide some of the top rental bikes in the region.
By staying at the Lodge, your family has easy access to the Back 9 beginner trails. In 2018, the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge began working with the Copper Harbor Trails Club on the Back 9 Trails on the Lodge property for mountain biking activities. Walking the property in 2018 after a 10 Million Cups event, representatives of the Lodge and the Trails Club were able to design desperately needed beginner trails.
In the summer of 2019, the “Back 9” trails were updated by Rock Solid Trail Contracting, and were specifically designed with kids in mind. These “green” / beginner-level trails enable everyone to ride their bikes, and improve their skills.
In the map below, you can see the three Back 9 Trails that were created and opened during the 2019 season. These trails are Chipmunk Run (orange loop), Moose on the Loose (purple loop), and Little Loon (yellow loop).
[ Click on image above to view / download a PDF version of the map ]
The names of the trails were developed in a team effort. We worked with staff at the Lodge and staff at the CHTC group to generate a short list of names. We posted the short list for each of the trails in a poll (submitted on Facebook) to get feedback from mountain bikers.
The trails at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge are part of a larger trail system that is maintained by the Copper Harbor Trails Club.
[ click on image above to see a larger view of the trail map ]
The Keweenaw is one of several regions in the Upper Peninsula that has a strong mountain biking trail system. Find out more about the mountain biking trails available in the Upper Peninsula by visiting the U.P. Mountain Biking Web site.
Example of Back 9 Trails signage: