Copper City Trails is a project by the Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association in partnership the Bureau of Land Management. The plan calls for 18+/- miles of bike-optimized trails, open to hikers and trail runners. The project encompasses a wide range of trails including beginner-friendly trails, technical ridge trails, flow trails, and two downhill-only bike-only trails. There will also be a youth-focused skills park with dirt jumps and a pump track catering to all ages and abilities.
With the completion of Green Eagle, a green level beginner friendly flow trail winding through the sage brush covered hills of Copper City, SWMMBA and the BLM had an immediate success. Phase One saw nearly four miles of foot and bike optimized cross country trail built in a short four months. Phase One finished in 2017.
With thousands of yearly visitors and hundreds of engaged volunteers, Copper City expanded with the addition of over ten miles of trail in six short months. Between the impressive support of the local communities to the incredible involvement of individuals across southwestern Montana, this project has grown quickly as one of Montana’s favorite places to ride. Phase Two finished in 2018.
Help us complete the third and final phase of Copper City. Over the last 3 years we have built Montana's most successful trail system with your generous support. Now, with your support we can finish more than two miles of brand new sustainable flow trail, complete navigational signage, finish the parking lot, build a shade structure, and install educational kiosks. Phase Three will begin in Spring of 2019.