Mountain Biking

Two New Gravity Mountain Bike Trails NOW OPEN (Fri-Sun)!

Two NEW purpose-built gravity mountain bike trails are NOW OPEN at Giants Ridge! There are two different trails that include optional “B” lines. Served by the NEW Sarajevo Express chairlift, trails will be intermediate to advanced and will be built to enhance rider enjoyment and fun!

The trails that will be opening this year are located south of the Garmisch ski run. The trails are being built by Rock Solid Trail Contracting of Copper Harbor, Michigan.

2018 Giants Ridge Mtn Bike Trail Map

See Hours of Operation + Rates below.

LeapFrog: Free-ride, intermediate.

LeapFrog is a flowy intermediate trail that’s a good introduction to gravity riding for most mountain bikers with previous single-track experience. Riders will encounter rollers, berms, rock features, and jump opportunities. All features are rollable so that riders can work up to jumping. Much like the name of the trail suggests, “LeapFrog” is a great opportunity for riders to hone their leaping skills. Optional intermediate/advanced B-lines exist. LeapFrog meanders through the majestic Superior National Forest and is an excellent showcase of Giants Ridge’s rugged beauty.

Sector 12: Free-ride, advanced.

Sector 12 is gravity riding at its finest and is sure to excite event the most-experienced gravity mountain bikers. Sector 12 contains all the elements of a true bike park style trail, including: massive berms, big jumps, fun flowy rollers, rock drops in quick succession, bouldery rock gardens, all experienced at a high rate of speed. Although Sector 12 is designed to put you in the air, your tires don’t need to leave the ground unless you choose. Optional extremely difficult B-lines exist, which include rock drops and even a gap jump. Sector 12 showcases the GIANT granite boulders that are plentiful on the mountain.

Both trails return to the Sarajevo Express lift via the paved Mesabi Trail.

All summer recreational offerings, including mountain biking, are subject to change.
For the most up-to-date lift and trail information, check the Giants Ridge Twitter feed.
All lift ticket sales are final, no refunds will be given due to weather closures.


Sept 7 – 16
Friday: 3-7 p.m.
Sat/Sun Sept 15 & 16: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sept 21 – Oct 14
Fri: 3-6 p.m.
Sat/Sun: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fall Fest | MEA weekend Oct 18 – 21
Thurs: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Due to Enduro Race)

Daily Lift Ticket Rates

(available for purchase in the Giants Ridge Gift Shop – 1st floor, Main Chalet):
Adults: $20
Youth (7-12): $15
10-Visit Punch Card: $100
$14 Fridays: Youth & Adult Lift Tickets: $14

Mountain Bike Rental Rates

Mountain bike rentals are available in the Giants Ridge Rental Shop – choose from a small fleet of (8) Rossingnol full-suspension enduro bikes:
2 hours: $35
4 hours: $40
8 hours: $50
24 hours: NA

Mountain Biking Trail Pass Waiver

Mountain Biking Rental Waiver

Scenic Lift Rides

Open same days and hours as mountain biking. If trails are closed, scenic lift rides will not operate.

Scenic Lift Ride Rates
Adult Lift Ride: $10
Youth (7-12) $6




Mountain biking involves the risk of injury. Common sense and caution can reduce the risk. For your safety and the safety of others, please adhere to the code.

  • Ride in control and within your ability level. You must be able to avoid other people or objects.
  • Stay off the lifts and trails if your ability is impaired by drugs, alcohol, or fatigue.
  • All riders must wear a helmet. A full face helmet, gloves, and body armor are strongly recommended.
  • Inspect your bike or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic before you ride.
  • Be sure to have the physical dexterity, ability, and knowledge to safely load, ride, and unload lifts. Ask the lift attendant for assistance if you need it.
  • Be aware of changing conditions on trails and features. Inspect features before use and throughout the day.
  • Stay on marked trails. Obey all signs and warnings. Do not cut switchbacks. Keep off closed areas.
  • Avoid riders ahead of you. They have the right of way.
  • Look uphill and yield to other riders when entering a trail or starting downhill.
  • Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must identify yourself to the Bike Patrol.
  • Do not feed, provoke, or approach wildlife.