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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
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  • > 96%
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
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  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
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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 Details
      • 2
      • 17
      • 48
      • 33

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 11, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      100
      Trails Mountain Bike
      100
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      100
      Trails Trail Running
      100
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      98
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      99
      Total Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      4,722 ft
      Total Vertical
      375 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      997 ft
      Reports
      319
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      25,552

      Photos of Glacial Hills Pathway Mountain Bike

      trail: GH #76- #77
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      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      140 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      50 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      33 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      23 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #78- #79
      27 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:17pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #78- #79
      37 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #78- #79
      106 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 28, 2019

      Videos of Glacial Hills Pathway Mountain Bike

      Glacial Hills Fat Biking Groomed Tails |...
      10:53 | 65 | Mar 29, 2021 , Bellaire
      Mountain biking | Glacial Hills Trail

      12:56 | 85 | Mar 29, 2021
      Fatbiking Glacial Hills - Bellaire, MI

      6:44 | 261 | Apr 5, 2019
      Glacial Fall

      11:04 | 242 | Apr 5, 2019
      Quick clip from a leafy day at Glacial Hils
      0:51 | 308 | Apr 23, 2018 , Bellaire
      Glacial Hills fall fun
      3:16 | 272 | Apr 23, 2018 , Bellaire
      Glacial Hills September 2017
      5:17 | 365 | Apr 23, 2018 , Bellaire

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2668987Kskrueger50saddreportGH #7 - #15
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      Nov 11, 2021
      user #2668987Kskrueger50saddreportGH #40 - #41
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 3:48am
      Nov 8, 2021
      user #1439223Getrad68addreportGH #7 - #15 and 7 more
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Nov 7, 2021
      user #1188148rickpliteaddreportGH #71- #72 and 35 more
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 1:21pm
      Oct 18, 2021
      user #1623403TamlingaddreportGH Orchard Trailhead- #50
      Sep 17, 2021 @ 7:53pm
      Sep 17, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1264034i81fish2bellairereportGH #81- #82 longTrees have been removed.
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 7:35am
      Jul 3, 2020
      user #1264034i81fish2bellairereportGH #23- #26repaired
      Dec 3, 2017 @ 6:16am
      Dec 3, 2017
      user #1266095glacialhillstrailGH 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 Bike10029 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #140#5633319123,818
      E-Bike1190 ft
      29413
      Hike10029 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #84#4223191186
      Trail Running10029 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #83#413191111
      Snowmobile1190 ft
      Snowshoe9829 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #6#5251117
      Backcountry Ski9929 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #1#124114
      • By markholloway Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: NMMBA, GHT
      • #11863 - 16,201 views
      • glacial hills pathway activity log | embed map of Glacial Hills Pathway mountain bike trails | glacial hills pathway mountain biking points of interest

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