Expanding Mountain Biking Trails at Giants Ridge

Giants Ridge Mountain Biking Trails

NEW in 2019: Giants Ridge MTB Season Passes!

2019 Giants Ridge Mountain Biking Season Pass: $125.00

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We will kick off the 2019 season at Giants Ridge, with two purpose-built gravity mountain bike trails, with more trails in construction progress throughout the season.

The two distinct, different trails include optional “B” lines. Served by the NEW Sarajevo Express chairlift, the trail levels are considered intermediate to advanced and are built to enhance rider enjoyment and fun!

The trails are located south of the Garmisch ski run and are being built by Rock Solid Trail Contracting of Copper Harbor, Michigan.

See 2019 Hours of Operation + Rates below.

Giants Ridge Mtn Bike Trail Map


Tadpole – Green Freeride Trail

This trail starts out mellow and gradually progresses in difficulty throughout the ride. This trail has man-made rollers, berms, rock crossings, and forgiving jump opportunities. This trail provides beginner riders a place to practice and progress before heading to Leap Frog. It is worth noting that while Tadpole is a green trail that is suited for beginners, it can be challenging for riders who are new to downhill mountain biking.

Leap Frog– Blue Freeride Trail

LeapFrog is a flowy intermediate trail designed to help riders hone their skills. 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” provides a great opportunity for riders to practice their leaping skills. Optional intermediate/advanced B-lines exist.

Kitty Kat

Green Technical trail this was opened mid summer and can be used as both an uphill and a downhill trail. The trail is uphill-only if the lift is closed, and downhill-only when the lift is spinning. This trail doesn’t have any berms or man made features, but rather is designed to enhance the natural terrain. The trail meanders down the north side of the mountain, with a nice gentle rollers. The most challenging part of the trail are the switchback turns that snake down the mountain.

Sector 12: Black Freeride Trail

Sector 12 is gravity riding at its finest and is sure to excite even 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, bouldery rock gardens, all experienced at lightning 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.


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.

Mountain Biking Hours

Regular Season Hours
Friday: 3-7 p.m.
Sat/Sun: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend
Friday: 3-7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday (Aug 31 – Sept 1): 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday (Labor Day): 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, September 6 – Sunday, Sept 22 
Fridays: 3-7 p.m.
Saturday & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, September 27 – Sunday, October 20 (Open Saturdays & Sundays ONLY)
Fridays: CLOSED
Saturday & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fall Fest Weekend
Friday, October 18 – Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20

Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Daily Lift Ticket Rates

(available for purchase in the Giants Ridge Gift Shop – 1st floor, Main Chalet):
Adults: $25
Youth (7-12): $20
$15 Fridays: Youth & Adult Lift Tickets: $15

**NEW in 2019**
Giants Ridge MTB Season Pass: $125.00
BUY ONLINE

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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

Helmet Rental
Flux Fox Helmets (top of head coverage only): included with bike rental
Full-Face Fox Helmets: $10 rental

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) $5

Regular Season Hours
Friday: 3-7 p.m.
Sat/Sun: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday (Aug 31 – Sept 1): 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday (Labor Day): 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, September 6 – Sunday, Sept 22 (Open Saturdays & Sundays ONLY)
Fridays: CLOSED
Saturday & Sundays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, September 27 – October 20 (Open Saturdays & Sundays ONLY)
Fridays: CLOSED
Saturday & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Fall Fest Weekend – Friday, October 18 – Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20
Friday: 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE RESPONSIBILITY CODE

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.