Copper Harbor Challenge

Copper Harbor, Michigan 49918

Copper Harbor Challenge

Copper Harbor Challenge Professional Review and Guide

"The Copper Harbor Challenge features the toughest climb in this book: Brockway Mountain Drive. A Midwestern version of the Appalachians, Skyline Drive, the peak rises some 735 feet above Lake Superior (1,330 feet above sea level) and the surrounding forests and is especially beautiful in fall, when the hardwoods put on their Joseph's coat of reds, yellows, and oranges.

You'll pass mining ghost towns like Phoenix, Central, and Delaware before arriving at Fort Wilkins, built to protect the prospectors from the Indians back in 1844 and now a state park. People left the Keweenaw Peninsula when the copper boom went bust more than a century ago. Today they return for other natural resources, like the purest, most vitalizing air on earth, Lake Superior, and the wooded, winding roads between the hamlets that somehow escaped ghost town fates. Terrain: Rolling to hilly, including one very steep hill, Brockway Mountain Drive."

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Trail Information

Copper Harbor
Nearby City
47.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Best spring through fall
Season
650 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,300 feet
Top Elevation
Fort Wilkins State Park
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Jul 2018