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Red Trail

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1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 45' 14 m
Descent: -376' -115 m
High: 1,135' 346 m
Low: 760' 232 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

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A classic in Copper Harbor; a rowdy and fun experience.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Red Trail is one of the classics in Copper Harbor. It's rowdy and fun with plenty of fast sections and technical challenges.

The trail starts on the level and pedals a bit uphill before the top end series of short gradual downs and ups. From there, Red Trail transitions to a long bit of downhill. As your speed increases, the trail texture and obstacles also change - expect some quicks turns, a few off-camber and crumbly drops and some trees to navigate around.

The upper third ends as you descend a tight switchback into a small narrow passage with steep rocky slopes on either side. Stay left, past the intersection with Dancing Bear, and continue descending through a straight and tight tree corridor.

This ends at a steep and abrupt short climb over a root web to a big tree. From here, the trail throws some increased technical challenges your way. There are more up and downs punctuated by roots rock slabs and a narrow bridge crossing.

After the last root-laden technical descent, the trail rolls past a small wetland and then creeps out past the intersection with Mango to the terminus at Manganese Road.

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Jul 24, 2019
Jim Muth
Sep 8, 2018
Terry A
Jun 24, 2018
Rick Garcia
Aug 1, 2017
Laura Piippo
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Sep 3, 2016
Jay Balliet
Jul 22, 2016
Scott Pung

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The narrow passage on the upper reaches of Red Trail near the Dancing Bear intersection.
Jul 20, 2015 near Copper…, MI
The Red Trail, a classic trail in the Copper Harbor network, is a great way to experience the unique geology of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Jul 20, 2015 near Copper…, MI
The last rowdy, rooty section of Red Trail.
Jul 20, 2015 near Copper…, MI
Red Trail in Copper Harbor MI
Jul 10, 2018 near Copper…, MI

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