Fat-Tire Biking

The Keweenaw’s singletrack trails aren’t just for summer and fall. Each winter, about 40 miles of trails transition to fat-tire biking so you can get your snowy-flow on. An excellent winter sport for individuals wanting to enjoy snow-filled forests via two-wheels and explore areas that are otherwise difficult to reach. 

Fat-tire bikes, with their wider tires and aggressive tread make it easier to navigate snowy winter trails. Since fat-tires can be inflated to very low pressure, the ride tends to be cushy and comfortable. 

The Keweenaw has several trails that have been designated for fat-tire biking during the winter. You’ll find fat-tire groomed trails in Houghton at the Michigan Tech Trails, at Swedetown Recreation Area in Calumet, and in Copper Harbor. Many of these trails are groomed specifically to allow fat-tires to float on our lake-effect powder. 

If you are new to fat-tire biking, be sure to stop by one of our local sporting goods stores to speak to experts, get tips, rent the right equipment for the best experience. Like most winter equipment, it’s important to consider the rider’s size to optimize the fun-factor. 

Fat-Tire Trail Systems

The following trails are groomed for fat-tire biking:

  • Swedetown Trails (Calumet) – 10 miles groomed for fat-tire

  • Michigan Tech Trails (Houghton) – 14.9 miles groomed for fat-tire

  • Maasto Hiitho Trails (Hancock) – 9.9 miles groomed for fat-tire

  • Copper Harbor Pathway - 5.6 miles groomed for fat-tire
  • Calumet Lake Winter Trails


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