Level: Advanced
Length: 0.5 mi (0.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Connector
Elevation: +0/ -356 ft
Total: 13 riders

Mountain Biking On The Edge

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#121 of 317 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#4,382 in the world

On The Edge is the trail used to access the other tracks on Brockway Mountain's southern flank; however, that doesn't mean it's just a regular old connector. In fact, On the Edge is one of the most popular trails in Copper Harbor in its own right. Once riders head off from the lookout, they are immediately confronted with very exposed (hence the name) rocky trail. That section might scare the average rider, but the trail quickly enters the trees and leaves the exposure behind. From there, it trends gently downhill on slightly loose tread towards the next trial: the famous Copper Harbor wooden switchbacks. Basically, riders have to navigate 6 switchbacks on one giant wooden structure elevated above a small ravine. In addition, each switchbacks becomes narrower then the last. By the time riders make it to the last one, it can be pretty difficult to ride. Don't even try this feature if it has been raining. It can become notoriously slick, and once it is riding it is a recipe for disaster. After taming the switchbacks, the trail quickly dives down to the main intersection of Southern Brockway via some awesome technical trail that will be sure to challenge even expert riders. Enjoy!

First added by Matthew Bonner on Mar 31, 2019. Last updated May 5, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From town, head west on Michigan Highway 26. Turn left on Brockway Mountain Drive, and take that all the way up the switchbacks to the top of the ridge. On the Edge should start at the first lookout on the left.
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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter

    Short but very nice trail that connects you to Bridges and other trails. Nothing too technical, just exposed in places.

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