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Copper HarborTrails Fest


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Thanks to everyone who helped make 2021 a success!

More details on 2022's event will be shared later in the winter/spring.

The 28th Annual Copper Harbor Trails Fest Presented by the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge takes place September 3 - September 5, 2021 in Copper Harbor, MI. The annual Labor Day Weekend event features races, music, beer, and good times on Saturday and Sunday! This all-ages event has something for everyone, whether you're a cross-country lover, blazing-fast downhiller, enduro expert, sure-footed trail runner, or aspiring young ripper. We went down with everyone else in 2020 and are storming back with a vengeance in 2021!

Saturday brings our classic XC mountain bike race in the morning, split into long and short depending on your appetite for pedaling. Later in the afternoon we kick off our Downhill race on East Bluff, featuring a brand new course for the first time in nearly a decade.  Shortly after that our young riders take to the Back 9 Trails to show us what they've got in their quest for pint-sized glory. We wrap it up in the park downtown with music and beer from local and regional breweries.

Sunday picks up where we left off with a rugged 10k Trail Run that will have you wondering if you should have worn hiking boots instead of running shoes.  Later in the morning we send it with our new-and-improved Enduro, split into three classes for you to choose from.  Stick around for the music into the evening.  It all culminates with the drawing of winners for our summer raffle and crowning of the King & Queen of the Mountain and Beast Mode Champions.  Think you'll win big this year?

The expert-class Enduro and Downhill race are part of the Lake Superior Gravity Series. Additional details can be found in the Participant Guide below.


Do you have what it takes to be named the champion of Copper Harbor? Compete in the long XC, Donwhill, and Expert Enduro races for a chance to become the King or Queen of the Mountain! The fastest male and female racers across all three events will take home the top prize.  But why stop there?  If you add in the 10k Trail Run, you'll also become eligible for the Beast Mode award.  Test your mettle and make a run for the top!

Volunteer For the event!

Volunteers are our favorite kind of people.  These awesome folks give their time to make this event possible, keeping racers safe and ensuring everything goes smoothly. Want to lend a hand?  We've got tasks as short as an hour or as long as an afternoon.  Volunteers get rewards for helping out!  Sign up today to help make Trails Fest a success!

Group Campsite Available!

Town fills up quickly for Labor Day Weekend but if you still need a place to pitch your tent, we have limited spots available in the group campsite at Fort Wilkins!  Visit the group campsite signup page for more information - sites are only $5/person and are the cheapest place to stay in town.

Trails Fest Refund Policy: We will allow transfer of entries. Sorry, no refunds.

Schedule of Events

Look for the who/what/when/why and how?  You've come to the right place.  Our Participant Guide provides all the nitty gritty to get you organized for the weekend including a complete schedule of events, registration details, course maps, and more.  Download the most up-to-date Participant Guide below and start planning your trip!

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