Copper Harbor Trails

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Michigan

Elevation Gain2,468ft
Trailhead Elevation629ft
Elevation Min/Max629/1172ft
Elevation Start/End629/629ft

Copper Harbor Trails

Copper Harbor Trails is a hiking and biking trail in Keweenaw County, Michigan. It is within Fort Wilkins Historic State Park and Hunter's Point Park. It is 11.0 miles long and begins at 629 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 17.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,468 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. Along the trail there is a wetland. Near the end of the trail are shelter and restrooms.

Copper Harbor Trails Professional Reviews and Guides

"This trail system is a ride through Copper Country history. Starting at the Lake Fanny Hooe Resort, the original site of the Fort Wilkin’s Garden, the trail leads to the 377-acre Estivant Pines Sanctuary, a stand of old-growth Eastern white pine. Mechanized vehicles of any type are strictly prohibited here, so drop your bike before strolling through the forest.

Later the Red Trail climbs steeply past the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge and continues along an old hiking trail, both 1930s WPA projects. Cyclists need to thank local fat-tire enthusiasts for grooming the excellent singletrack trails. Tread: 1.2 miles of paved road, 3.3 miles of dirt road, 2.0 miles of doubletrack, 5.3 miles of singletrack."

Copper Harbor Trails Reviews

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CAUTION: My wife & I are giving this trail a 3-star. Here's why: The trail system in Copper Harbor is fantastic. 5-stars all the way. BUT, go to the visitor center in downtown in Copper Harbor, & pick up a trail map. The trail system is much more developed than this guide on Furthermore, this guide on can no longer be followed. At the 4.2-mile point, we did indeed find the right turn onto the two-track, but it went into a clearing that had all possible exits bulldozed shut with logs & berms. Pay the $5 for the up-to-date map, & skip this guide unless you find a more recent review indicating updates. - Bruce & Suzanne` Chapman - Wooster, OH

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Trail Information

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Nearby City
Hunter's Point Park
Fort Wilkins State Park; Keweenaw County
Local Contacts
USGS Fort Wilkins, Lake Medora
Local Maps

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Oct 2018