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      Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area is managed by The Friends of Glacial Hills who represents its landowners: Antrim County, Forest Home Township, and the Village of Bellaire. The Pathways provide over 31 miles of professionally designed and well-maintained, all-season trails for mountain biking, hiking, running, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

      Glacial Hills’ terrain was fashioned by the retreat of glaciers and is a woodland composed of rolling hills with elevations rising more than 400 feet above the Trailheads. Nature has since adorned Glacial Hills with Michigan conifers, hardwoods, wildflowers, fall colors, and snowfall. Mountain bikers describe the trails as “fast, flowy, and fun.” The warm seasons bring mountain bikers, hikers, and runners. Winter is time for fat tire biking, skiing and snowshoeing. Glacial Hills is a peaceful, enjoyable place to explore. Its rolling hills, great views, abundant nature, and winding paths provide for an unforgettable experience.

      There are three trailheads at Eckhardt, Vandermark and Orchard Hills roads that provide access to multi-use and bidirectional trails over more than 800 woodland acres. The crisscrossing trails are composed of ninety trail segments of varying length, forming fifty-seven intersections. Users may traverse any path with many options to choose from. Site maps are posted at every intersection and yellow blazes are painted on trees as guides. In addition, eleven pre-determined routes, that together traverse more than eighty-five percent of the trail system, are clearly marked. The pathway for each route is indicated at intersections using unique symbols.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 8, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      95
      Trails Mountain Bike
      95
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      95
      Trails Trail Running
      95
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      93
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      94
      Total Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      4,722 ft
      Total Vertical
      375 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      997 ft
      Reports
      625
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      34,764

      Photos of Glacial Hills Pathway Mountain Bike

      trail: GH #76- #77
      272 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      154 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      119 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #78- #79
      78 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:17pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #78- #79
      106 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #78- #79
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      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #78- #79
      118 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #73- #78
      147 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 28, 2019

      Videos of Glacial Hills Pathway Mountain Bike

      Glacial Hills Mountain Bike Trail, Bellaire,...
      10:03 | 313 | Feb 22, 2022 , Bellaire
      Trying the Glacial Hills Mountain Bike Trail,...
      10:03 | 206 | Feb 22, 2022 , Bellaire
      Glacial Hills Fat Biking Groomed Tails |...
      10:53 | 220 | Mar 29, 2021 , Bellaire
      Mountain biking | Glacial Hills Trail

      12:56 | 270 | Mar 29, 2021
      Fatbiking Glacial Hills - Bellaire, MI

      6:44 | 368 | Apr 5, 2019
      Glacial Fall

      11:04 | 356 | Apr 5, 2019
      Quick clip from a leafy day at Glacial Hils
      0:51 | 445 | Apr 23, 2018 , Bellaire
      Glacial Hills fall fun
      3:16 | 383 | Apr 23, 2018 , Bellaire

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      GH #7 - #15
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH #15 - #16
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH #18 - #22
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH #23- #24
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH Vandermark Trailhead - #24
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH #40 - #41
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      IdealExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH #41- #42
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH #42 - #49
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH #42 - #43
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper
      GH #49- #50 long
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:25am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryExcellent open trail with some patchy dry...Schoppkeeper

      Activity Feed

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      bsleeman25wishlistregionactivity #51011049
      Apr 10, 2024 @ 10:33am
      Apr 10, 2024
      Schoppkeeperaddreportactivity #50935117 and 37 more
      Apr 8, 2024 @ 3:36am
      Apr 8, 2024
      BikeKADaddreportactivity #50416567
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 4:26pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Nimrodz28wishlisttrailactivity #50087799
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 5:01pm
      Mar 16, 2024
      Mattmgsw28wishlistrouteactivity #49521259
      Feb 25, 2024 @ 8:16am
      Feb 25, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      CPhill124trailGH #1 - #7Perfect conditions
      Jun 9, 2023 @ 1:50pm
      Jun 9, 2023
      i81fish2bellairereportGH #81- #82 longTrees have been removed.
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 7:35am
      Jul 3, 2020
      i81fish2bellairereportGH #23- #26repaired
      Dec 3, 2017 @ 6:16am
      Dec 3, 2017
      glacialhillstrailGH Eckhardt Trailhead - #1This report is located just east of marker #48...
      Jan 12, 2017 @ 9:38am
      Jan 12, 2017

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9529 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #150#6634625125,204
      E-Bike1190 ft
      59183
      Hike9529 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #98#53362511109
      Trail Running9529 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #97#526251113
      Snowmobile1190 ft
      Snowshoe9329 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #9#5341110
      Backcountry Ski9429 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #1#133111
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      • Admins: GHT
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