“The original gravity trail from the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge down to town, thus the name!”
— Terry Dahl
Copper Harbor’s most rugged and gnarly, one-way, downhill trail begins with a series of mild, swooping rollers, from intersection #12. The trail quickly transitions into more technical riding as progressively larger rock features and grades allow riders to gain speed and tackle more difficult terrain. Several locations along the trail split into two distinct lines, giving riders the option of the more difficult but usually quicker paced “A” lines and less technical “B” lines.
Further down the trail, rock and root features continue to grow in size and technical difficulty, winding through the forest and descending quickly toward the base of the trail. A narrow and tricky rock garden leads to a quick left hand curved bridge, which is followed by a downhill stretch and a large steep rock slab. Soon after, “Wall Street” takes the rider on a steep and difficult rock garden adventure. This is one of the more popular spectator locations during races because of the variety of lines and excitement of the descent.
Successful completion leads the rider to a couple of techy tight turns with cleverly placed rocks, demanding a high level of technical skill to navigate quickly. A few more sweeping rollers take the rider to the end of the trail, meeting up near the bottom of Garden Brook Trail
at intersection #2.