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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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 Dec 29, 2020
      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 Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      98
      Total Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      4,722 ft
      Total Vertical
      375 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      997 ft
      Reports
      260
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      19,908

      Glacial Hills Pathway Mountain Bike Routes

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      Outer Loop
      18 miles
      West Valley
      3 miles
      Rolling Hills
      5 miles
      Switchbacks
      2 miles
      Wall
      2 miles
      Bear Den
      3 miles
      Never Never Land
      5 miles
      Crown
      2 miles
      Dear Run
      4 miles
      Maple Leaf
      2 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Glacial Hills Pathway Mountain Bike

      trail: GH #76- #77
      80 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      77 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      23 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      trail: GH #76- #77
      15 |
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 28, 2019

      Videos of Glacial Hills Pathway Mountain Bike

      Fatbiking Glacial Hills - Bellaire, MI

      6:44 | 169 | Apr 5, 2019
      Glacial Fall

      11:04 | 159 | Apr 5, 2019
      Quick clip from a leafy day at Glacial Hils
      0:51 | 241 | Apr 23, 2018 , Bellaire
      Glacial Hills fall fun
      3:16 | 209 | Apr 23, 2018 , Bellaire

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2261050rhinobike10addreportGH Orchard Trailhead- #50 and 16 more
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Dec 29, 2020
      user #1264034i81fish2addtrailGH #17 - 18 and 1 more
      Nov 25, 2020 @ 7:02am
      Nov 25, 2020
      user #1264034i81fish2addtrailGH #26 - #27
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 5:43pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      user #1264034i81fish2updatetrailGH #17 - Lookout and 18 more
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 5:02pm
      Nov 24, 2020
      user #1264034i81fish2addtrail#10-#11
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 8:40am
      Nov 22, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1264034i81fish2reportGH #81- #82 longTrees have been removed.
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 7:35am
      Jul 3, 2020
      user #1264034i81fish2reportGH #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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Browns Creek 1 513.4 km
      Jordan Valley Pathway 4 115.6 km
      Whiting Park18.3 km
      Avalanche Preserve 2 5 218.5 km
      Boyne Mountain Resort 4 5 5 119.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike10029 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #105#4029260113,183
      E-Bike1187 ft
      2361
      Hike10029 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #68#2922601167
      Trail Running10029 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #66#292601110
      Snowmobile1187 ft
      Snowshoe9829 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #3#3241116
      Downhill Ski1187 ft
      Backcountry Ski9829 miles4,721 ft12 miles374 ft
      #1#123114
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