Harper Mountain has fine trails for mountain biking, but some of the trails can be hiked in summer or snowshoed in winter too. Most of the trails are forested but there are some limited views at the top. On a warm day the shaded trails are a good choice for a summer hike. On this particular day I chose to follow the main cross-country and snowshoeing routes to the top of the mountain.
I hiked to the top and did a loop to check out other views (very limited by the forest), then followed a mountain bike track down the hill. All of the trails are signed and rated. The more challenging biking trails do not make good hiking trails, but the moderate ones are fine for hiking.
When I was on the mountain there were no other hikers about. Most of the mountain bikers were in the lower areas so it was a quiet day in the forest, with some open hiking on ski-run meadows. This is a once-a-year hike with different route choices each time, one more location for area hikers.