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      This majestic forest reserve offers miles of hiking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and cycling through rolling hills and traditional northern hardwood forest. The Forest Reserve’s contiguous hardwood forest stretches over 2 miles north to south. It is located just over a mile from Big Glen Lake and just beyond the bluff that marks the western edge of Miller Hill. The trail system here is a work in progress; more trails will be created over time. In 2018, we built the first public flow-style mountain bike trail in Leelanau County at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: Leelanau Conservancy
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      Access Info:
      Palmer Woods is located in Cleveland Twp. off of M-22 on Wheeler Road. From M-22, turn south onto Wheeler Road (the only way you can turn), and go about 3 miles. Look for signs on your right.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 15, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      2
      Trails Trail Running
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,503 ft
      Total Vertical
      324 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,058 ft
      Reports
      35
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      940

      Popular Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 1 rides

      Photos of Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Mountain Bike

      247 |
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 9:01am
      Sep 22, 2020
      trail: Acer Ridge
      172 |
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      trail: Acer Ridge
      180 |
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      251 |
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      250 |
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 12:28pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      187 |
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 12:28pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      384 |
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 6:58pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      367 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 4:13pm
      Aug 25, 2019

      Videos of Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Mountain Bike

      Palmer Woods Mtb Trails, Leelanau County, All...
      6:24 | 191 | Feb 22, 2022 , Glen Arbor
      Palmer Woods Mtb Trails, Leelanau County, MI
      trail: Ursa Major
      6:24 | 222 | Feb 22, 2022 , Glen Arbor
      Palmer Woods Mtb Trails, Leelanau County, MI
      trail: Acer Ridge
      6:24 | 123 | Feb 22, 2022 , Glen Arbor
      Palmer Woods East Ridge Loop: Full Ride
      21:04 | 1422 | May 25, 2020 , Glen Arbor

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Ursa Major
      Nov 14, 2022 @ 8:48am
      Nov 14, 2022
      Dry Tree downRudyOH2j2p
      Ursa Minor
      Oct 21, 2022 @ 3:16pm
      Oct 21, 2022
      VariableLeaf covered but very rideable. 2-3 small...Tgro
      The Enlightener
      Oct 1, 2022 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 1, 2022
      IdealDanielMOlin
      Palmer Woods warm up loop
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 12:28pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      Idealrickplite
      Acer Ridge
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 12:28pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      DryNeeds trimmingrickplite
      Fiddlehead
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 12:28pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      Idealrickplite
      Beechdrops
      Jun 4, 2022 @ 11:27am
      Jun 4, 2022
      Very DryLots of loose sandlinden44 TOMMBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3140939Earthtrekker14wishlistregionPalmer Woods Forest Reserve
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 9:43pm
      Jan 21, 2023
      user #3028323nordicnoelwishlistregionPalmer Woods Forest Reserve
      Jan 18, 2023 @ 10:34am
      Jan 18, 2023
      user #2414948tallbikemitchwishlistregionPalmer Woods Forest Reserve
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 2:55pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      user #3138602RudyOH2j2paddreportUrsa Major
      Nov 14, 2022 @ 8:48am
      Nov 14, 2022
      user #1296062linden44votetrailBeechdrops
      Nov 3, 2022 @ 6:06am
      Nov 3, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #3134468RyanharrelsontrailBeechdropsReally fun stretch of trail. Full of berms,...
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 9:50am
      Aug 11, 2022
      user #1296062linden44trailFiddleheadOf the trails I've ridden in the Lower...
      Jun 5, 2022 @ 6:05pm
      Jun 5, 2022
      user #3055697Sam9g2XNEtrailThe EnlightenerThis trails are worth a visit. As a NICA...
      Jun 2, 2022 @ 6:51pm
      Jun 2, 2022
      user #1226137devindevoretrailThe EnlightenerGreat flowy trail. Jump line tables and 90...
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 9:04am
      Sep 22, 2020
      user #1226137devindevoretrailAcer RidgeGreat flowy trial with fun features. Downhill...
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 8:59am
      Sep 22, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Hickory Hills 212.1 km
      Lake Ann Pathway 1 412.6 km
      45 North Winery Recreation Trail 2 113.4 km
      Lost Lake Pathway 414.6 km
      Copper Ridge Freeride 2 616.1 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike714 miles1,503 ft6 miles325 ft
      #2,793#1,4193335917
      Hike23 miles230 ft1 mile115 ft
      #7,2032418
      Trail Running23 miles230 ft1 mile115 ft
      #7,524243
      Snowshoe24 miles568 ft2 miles295 ft
      #7781
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